While I recognize the current necessity of money in my life, I’ve always believed it holds more power than it truly deserves. From a young age, I’ve been drawn to charitable endeavors. My present-day philanthropic efforts primarily revolve around financial contributions and finding unique ways to support others.
I’ve habitually donated to specific causes, but when I began working, I felt the urge to make my contributions more consistent. That led me, in 2007, to sponsor Rameswar Naik, a 5-year-old boy from Anantapur, India. Through my collaboration with the Fundación Vicente Ferrer, I aim to enhance the quality of life for some of the most underprivileged communities in the region.
In a twist of fate in 2009, I won a 32-inch TV in a raffle. Instead of accepting it without a second thought, I decided to seek out a more altruistic purpose for it. Turning to the online community for suggestions, the 700 euros initiative was born. Sadly, the subsequent project, Melkistonon, never materialized due to legal challenges. But, undeterred by this setback, I’ve merged my passion for giving with my professional role at GoFundMe, continuing to make a difference in the lives of many.