For six and a half years we’ve been raising funds and dispersing them to people saving wildlife and found the PayPal donation option essential.
I’ve spent most of the morning playing Ms. Claus. Well, that is dispersing money via the PayPal donation option. Dispersing funds to folks you’ve helped. Those we’ve worked with for sometime and new people we’ve found saving wildlife.
A few months back I spent about an hour on the phone with our U.S. bank. I was calling from South Africa, to figure out how to disperse funds directly from the Nikela account to projects in Africa. To make a long frustrating story short there was one item we could not get past due to our being here and not there.
Fortunately we’d set up a PayPal account for Nikela early on. Fortunately PayPal has some new policies that allow easy flow of funds and access to there system. Because of this set up we’ve been able to disperse funds while sitting next to our Land Rover anywhere in Africa (with Internet connection of course.)
With that said, as I’ve been playing Ms. Claus distributing your much appreciated donations to people like Peter (anti-poaching of rhino and elephants), Lisa (saving the endangered pangolin), Baye (giving both small and large critters a second chance in Zimbabwe), Lynn (to sponsor a scout/ranger for a year to save elephants in Malawi), Steph (saving the fast disappearing giraffe), Chris (advocating against canned hunting and saving wildlife in the Karoo, South Africa), Kevin (for the care of the rescued cubs Yaime and George…That are now huge) and several others still pending.
Pending because they don’t have PayPal as a donation option!
Some say PayPal is too expensive. It was a deterrent for me too until Russ convinced me that it was better to lose a few pennies to gain dollars. He has proven right, not only in our receiving donations from people like you, but distributing them to those saving wildlife.
Bottom line you wildlife conservationists out there, please add a PayPal donation option for your donors. It allows people from anywhere in the world to donate easily and safely.
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