Crowdfunding Care

San Francisco-based nonprofit Watsi uses crowdfunding to help poor individuals in countries like Haiti get needed medical care. In a Mosaic feature, author Andrew Hankinson traveled to Haiti to explore the ethical tension that comes with individualizing charity and healthcare.
Watsi now boasts over 20,000 donors, reports Hankinson, and has helped over 10,000 patients. On his trip, however, he finds that crowdfunding care remains imperfect and its impact remains unclear.
For at least one healthcare provider, however, Watsi’s impact is indisputable. Said Haiti Cardiac Alliance’s Owen Robinson, “…we would not exist if not for Watsi.”
Source: Mosaic

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