Founded by Alan Beuthin, the platform is aimed at helping individuals get an opportunity to raise funds for causes they feel passionate about.
BackaBuddy company executive Patrick Schofield said: “As a platform, BackaBuddy allows us to come together as communities to support people and causes we believe in, regardless of our differences. For every cause, accident or catastrophe that we face, we bear witness to the many who step up when asked to by their peers. This is the immense power that crowdfunding facilitates and which goes far beyond just the funds that are raised.”
Donors locally and abroad have supported campaigns for medical fees, tuition and various other causes.
Campaigns with initial support tend to raise about R20000 on average, with R800 the average donation amount.