We are excited to announce our new partnership with the Vermont based organization Borue.
Borue is an initiative led by students from the University of Vermont. Borue’s mission is simple, sell shirts and donate all funds to charity. Since Watsi’s mission is also simple, 100% of every donation funds medical care with complete transparency, the partnership made clear sense.
“There is no substitute for health,” Borue’s founder Mushtaba says. “If you have health then you have the whole world. That is why we wanted to partner with Watsi.”
Borue shirt sales have already funded successful treatments for Watsi patients like Joseph, a newborn baby boy from Kenya who no longer has to live with the developmental congenital disorder spina bifida thanks to their support.
Head over to Borue.org to buy a tee that will fund a patient on Watsi!
A cool thing happened in Tanzania last week. Our partner hospital brought a group of surgeons from the US to their community to run a surgery camp.
These camps attract people with built-up unmet needs. Many of them travel miles to make it to the hospital, but cannot afford care once they arrive.
As a result, patients like Eva are turning to the Watsi community for support. Surgeons from WOGO (Women Orthropaedist Global Outreach) are volunteering their time and talents to perform the surgeries, but we need to help them cover the cost of supplies, hospital stay, and follow up.
Meet the patients from the camp and support one of them this week to have your donation matched by Watsi!
Andrew Stinger, one of our most committed volunteers, recently told Watsi’s story to 95 of the brightest high school sophomores at the Massachusetts Youth Leadership Foundation’s Annual MassSTAR Conference.
His goal? Get them involved as individual volunteers or by starting a Watsi chapter at their school!
He’ll stop at nothing to make his dad proud. Last week, Watsi donors funded his healthcare after he broke his arm breaking up a fight between his dad’s goats.
This Father’s Day, make your dad proud by dedicating a donation on Watsi.
This week only, we’re matching donations made to patients from our medical partner Burma Border Projects. Patients like Moe Chit, pictured above, are fundraising for life-changing healthcare and need our support. So if you’ve been waiting to support a patient from Burma, now’s the time!
Support a patient in Burma and let us double your impact.
Our friends at Coinbase just launched payment pages. To celebrate, Nas is donating all bitcoin received through his page to fund healthcare for patients on Watsi!
Support patients with bitcoin.
Geralyn had one wish; to see her son grow up healthy
Then, four years ago, he passed away. That’s when Geralyn did something incredible. She started donating to fund healthcare for patients on Watsi in his honor.
This Mother’s Day, help Geralyn spread the health.
Meet the patients on Watsi - click “dedicate” to donate in honor of your mom.
“No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra.” - H.E. Luccock
We’re excited to finally introduce you to the incredible team of volunteers who keep Watsi running behind the scenes.
Our volunteer team is a passionate group of individuals from all over the world. They’re dedicated to helping Watsi grow in any way they can — from writing patient profiles to launching Watsi chapters on their campuses to sending patient updates to donors. They’re the oil to our machine, and their skills play a huge role in making sure Watsi’s day-to-day operations line up with our big-picture vision.
Meet our awesome team and learn how you can join them to help Watsi grow!
Watsi is a global crowdfunding platform that enables anyone to directly fund healthcare for people around the world.
“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”
We’re a team of developers, designers, doctors, and marketers working at Watsi because we believe that everyone, everywhere deserves access to healthcare. We move fast, take risks, and come to work every day excited about building an organization that matters more than we do.
We’re looking for a full-stack developer to join our five-person team in San Francisco. The ideal candidate is an experienced, product-focused generalist who wants to use their skills to bring healthcare to the world. Our stack is Rails, Backbone.js, SCSS, Postgres, Redis, Sidekiq, Heroku, RSpec, and Jasmine.
If you’re interested in learning more, please send whatever info you have (linkedin, github, personal site) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more info, check out our recent trip to East Africa.
Over 6,000 donors have funded life-changing healthcare for over 1,500 patients like Dila, pictured above with her mom, on Watsi.
There are six things you should know about how Watsi works:
1. Watsi works with hospitals in 20 countries that provide healthcare to people who need it.
2. When a patient comes to the hospital needing life-changing healthcare, Watsi helps them access care by sharing their story on our website and connecting them with donors who can help them pay for it.
- Most patients choose to share their stories with the world. But we make sure they understand that they don’t have to share their stories to receive support from Watsi. In the event social stigma, the patient’s preference, or our ability to present the patient in a positive and dignified way prevents us from sharing their story, we privately fund their care using donations to our Universal Fund.
3. The hospital works with the patient to submit their story to Watsi. As soon as Watsi approves the patient, the hospital begins arranging treatment.
4. When the patient is posted on Watsi, donors from around the world donate as little as $5 to fund the patient’s healthcare.
5. The hospital submits a treatment update to Watsi, and Watsi transfers funds to cover the cost of care.
6. Donors receive an update on the patient they supported.
- Updates are sent straight to donors’ inboxes and can take anywhere from a few days to several weeks to arrive, depending on the patient’s treatment timeline. (Sometimes they take longer, but we do our best to get donors updates as quickly as possible!)
Ready to experience it in action? Donate to fund healthcare for a patient on Watsi.