Invest In Me: PNG’s first crowd funding platform
The internet is the great equalizer. In business specifically, it has leveled the playing field. Anyone with a good idea, motivation and persistence can earn an income or make a positive impact within their communities and society as a whole. And one such person is Christopher Vagalia, Co-Founder of Invest In Me which is PNG’s first crowd funding platform.
Crowdfunding has gained much popularity in recent years with platforms such as GoFundMe, Kickstarter and Indigogo coming onto the scene allowing individuals and groups to raise funds or donate to causes they wouldn’t otherwise be able to do easily.
Crowdfunding is still largely a developed-world phenomenon but its potential to stimulate innovation and create jobs in the developing world has not gone unnoticed.
Invest In Me Limited is a nationally owned company developed with the aim of assisting Individuals, NGO’s and MSME’s in generating the funding required to operate amid trying economic times as the world plunges further into a global recession on the back of the Covid-19 Pandemic and other socio-economic issues.
WHAT IS CROWDFUNDING?
Crowdfunding is a way for people, businesses and charities to raise money. It works through individuals or organisations who invest in (or donate to) crowdfunding projects in return for a potential profit or reward.
The Crowdfunding Platform was developed by Papua New Guineans for Papua New Guinea in creating the “New Normal”, redefining the manner in which funds are raised and distributed to those who need it most.
HOW IT WORKS?
The Process is straight forward:
- Create an Account
- Begin a Campaign (Write up, Video, Pictures)
- Set a Funding Goal
- Utilize our Award System to incentivize Backers therefore increasing your chances of being backed
- Monitor Progress in your personalized Back Office via a Progress Bar
- Share your campaign far and wide utilizing our integrated Social Share options to popular Social Media Platforms such as FB, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc. for greater reach
The Invest In Me platform is a FREE service that allows Individuals, Communities, NGO’s, Churches and Start-up’s to raise funding for early growth and will serve as a catalyst for development and expansion into the future. Projects may also include infrastructure development, education, medical, sports, agriculture and more.
The potential behind crowd funding is immense especially in these trying economic times. For Christopher it took a personal struggle for him and his family to pursue into this venture.
There are stringent terms of service that ensure strict guidelines that any campaign must adhere to.
In Vagalia’s own words, “We all have a story to tell, we all face hardship whether you are a Small Business, Designer, NGO, a simple Farmer or someone in dire need of medical assistance. Now is the time to tell your story – now is the season for change. Let your campaign speak for itself.”
Here are some final words from Invest In Me’s Co-founder…
Visit the Invest In Me website: www.invest-in-me.org
or like their Facebook page for updates: www.facebook.com/fundingadream