Digital payment platform allows contact-free donations

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    DONATING to various charitable foundations and humanitarian agencies fighting COVID-19 has been made easy, and contact-less, using leading payment card PayMaya.

    “In this time of great and urgent need, coming together in the traditional spirit of bayanihan becomes ever more important so that no one gets left behind. This #OneAgainstCOVID19 harnesses the power of collaboration and digital payments as we fight this global pandemic,” PayMaya Founder and CEO Orlando B. Vea said in a statement to the press.

    The digital payments platform is expecting to raise more than enough funds to help mobilize relief and response efforts against COVID-19. Using a one-stop digital donation facility that can be accessed online or in-app keeps all transactions contact-less and compliant to social distancing.

    The project is part of #OneAgainstCOVID19 drive that PayMaya launched with various partners to help raise funds for frontliners and the most vulnerable communities affected by the pandemic.

    Donors can simply visit the #OneAgainstCOVID19 page in the PayMaya website  (http://donate.paymaya.com) to donate. Alternatively, in the Pay Bills section of the PayMaya app (initially available on Android and soon on IOS), there is a list of charitable organizations to support with causes that range from providing medical front liners with meals and personal protective equipment to giving relief and medical packages to communities to choose from.

    Recipient beneficiaries, meanwhile, will be able to receive the donations through PayMaya’s platforms.

    According to Paymaya, anyone from around the world can go to the #OneAgainstCOVID19 website and donate using their credit, debit, or prepaid card. This means that even overseas Filipinos can pitch in for the various efforts.

    Online donations acceptance using a Philippine mobile number with a PayMaya account through the “Pay” function is also available. Account holders can also scan a partner’s PayMaya QR online.

    Partner organizations raising funds through the platform include the Philippine Red Cross, which is seeking donations for different aid packages that will be given to medical front liners and communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

    UNICEF, on the other hand, is calling for donations to provide critical, medical and sanitation supplies for health facilities, as well as educating children and families on proper handwashing, providing parents with home-based educational activities for children and psychosocial support through counselling.

    For Oxfam Pilipinas, proceeds will go to helping ensure that poor families have access to water, sanitation and hygiene items to protect their health, and help them recover from the effects of COVID-19—particularly those who lost their livelihood or income during the community quarantine period.

    Caritas Manila is calling for cash donations to provide Caritas LIGTAS COVID-19 kits and Caritas Manna food bags to poor communities, families, and the elderly in Metro Manila, who are the most vulnerable during these difficult times.

    Other #OneAgainstCOVID19 partner organizations that Filipinos can choose to donate to include the Philippine Business for Social Progress, Kaya Natin! Movement for Good Governance and Ethical Leadership, Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation, TV5’s Alagang Kapatid Foundation, PLDT-Smart Foundation, and #nowheretogobutUP, among others.

    One big effort vs. COVID-19
    In launching the effort, PayMaya underscored the need for a multi-sectoral, concerted push that will help support the various front liners in the effort to curb the spread of the COVID-19 disease, as well as alleviate the plight of those living in vulnerable communities. As it makes its digital financial platforms available for the #OneAgainstCOVID19 advocacy campaign, PayMaya is working with its partner merchants, Smart Padala agents, and employees to campaign for the cause.

    Donate via online, mobile
    To donate via the #OneAgainstCOVID19 web page, simply follow these steps:

    1. Go to http://donate.paymaya.com
    2. Choose the specific organization or cause that you want to donate to
    3. Choose the donation amount or package of your choice, then click ‘Add to Cart’
    4. Review your cart or donate to other organizations as well, then click ‘Check Out’
    5. Fill in the needed information, then click ‘Continue to Payment’. Review the details you entered, then click ‘Complete Order’ to be redirected to the secure payment page
    6. Enter your card or PayMayadetails in the fields provided, then click ‘Pay Now’
    7. You will receive a confirmation of your donation via email or SMS, depending on the payment method

    To donate using the PayMaya app, follow these steps:

    1. Log in to your PayMayaaccount
    2. Click the ‘Pay Bills’ button
    3. Choose from among the organizations with the hashtag #OneAgainstCOVID19 you want to donate to
    4. In the Account Number field, enter ‘00000’
    5. In the Amount field, enter the amount you want to donate
    6. Once done, click continue. Review the information you have entered, then click ‘Pay’
    7. You will receive an SMS in your mobile phone regarding the donation

    Donations collected via these #OneAgainstCOVID19 channels will be received by PayMaya and remitted to their respective recipient organizations.

     

     

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