COVID-19: Helping the most vulnerable persons in our communities

COVID-19: Helping the most vulnerable persons in our communities

Jun 29, 2020

2 mins

Augustine Ogwo

Augustine Ogwo

As economic activities are slowly resuming across Nigeria following the initial lockdown, so many people are still struggling to recover from the impact of the pandemic. Lagos State alone has over two million such persons who have been devastated by the economic crisis triggered by this pandemic.

As economic activities are slowly resuming across Nigeria following the initial lockdown, so many people are still struggling to recover from the impact of the pandemic. Lagos State alone has over two million such persons who have been devastated by the economic crisis triggered by this pandemic.

In a bid to help cushion the economic effects of this pandemic on those two million people, HelpNow was conceived and born.

Introducing HelpNow

HelpNow.ng is an emergency initiative by Softcom that aims to help over two million extremely vulnerable people in Lagos State.

The conditions of these two million people have been worsened by the Coronavirus pandemic which has slowed down economic activities.

This has dealt a severe blow to their sources of livelihood. Physically challenged people, the elderly ones, those from the poorest households, and petty traders form part of this category.

With the HelpNow initiative, everyone can now assist our fellow compatriots by donating a sum of money.

Do you know what’s great? You can assist from the comfort of your home or workplace. You can also monitor the impact of your donations and identify those being assisted.

How To Donate

If you wish to make a donation, just visit www.helpnow.ng and follow the instructions.

On HelpNow.ng, you can donate through the following payment methods, Mastercard, Visa, Verve, Bank Transfers, and Eyowo of course.

Just go to the Help now section on the homepage, follow the prompts, and select your preferred payment method.

If Eyowo happens to be your preferred payment method, here’s how to donate:

Step 1: Select or enter the donation amount.

Step 2: Enter your personal information. (You can make your donations anonymous).

Step 3: Select Eyowo as your preferred payment method (A 1.25% transaction charge from the payment processor is applied to the donation amount).

Step 4: When you hit the donate button, it’s now time to either dial the generated USSD code OR launch your Eyowo app to scan the QR code and follow the prompts.

Step 5: Authenticate the transaction to complete your donation.

Thank you for joining us in helping the most vulnerable individuals and families cope with the effects of COVID-19.

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