Meet our youngest volunteer, Alice!

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Meet Watsi’s youngest story writing volunteer, high school senior Alice He! Alice first heard of Watsi through Innospring/TEEC Angel Fund, one of Watsi’s founding donors. She has been helping patients tell their stories nearly since Watsi’s inception.

"I think Watsi’s main aspiration and goal is very inspiring," Alice told us. "Organizations like these really make me feel like I am giving back to my community, helping out those who are less privileged."
    
Alice hopes to make a difference in society through a career in medicine. She loves good food, traveling, and late night star gazing with good friends. Thanks for everything, Alice!
    
Learn more about Watsi’s volunteer program.

Announcing Borue + Watsi!

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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.

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Head over to Borue.org to buy a tee  that will fund a patient on Watsi!

Last week, in Tanzania

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.

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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.

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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!

Spreading the health - in schools!

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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. 
   
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His goal? Get them involved as individual volunteers or by starting a Watsi chapter at their school! 
    
Interested in getting involved yourself? Learn more about our volunteer program and contact chloe@watsi.org for more details on starting a Watsi chapter in your community today!

Ramesh is a brave little dude

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.

Matching donations to patients in Burma

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.

Nas is raising bitcoin for Watsi patients

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 deserves a standing ovation

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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.

Watsi Volunteers Change the World

“No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra.” - H.E. Luccock

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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 hiring a full-stack developer

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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 jobs@watsi.org.

For more info, check out our recent trip to East Africa.