Elizabeth T. Ploshay, of the Bitcoin Foundation and Bitcoin Magazine, created a post on the Bitcoin Foundation website calling for donations to get Alakanani to #Bitcoin2014. Alakanani is a Bitcoin missionary from Botswana, a country in Southern Africa.
Elizabeth Ploshay writes,
“[Alakanani] accepted our invitation to share her story at #Bitcoin2014 taking place 15-17 May in Amsterdam. However, she needs our help!”
Who is Alakanani?
Alakanani Itireleng is not only an inspirational woman but also a bitcoin missionary from Botswana who is trying to help her community grow with the help of Bitcoin. In a YouTube clip, she explains how Bitcoin can be used in Botswana to tackle many problems in the country. These include helping BOSASNet Substance Abuse Clinic, SOS Children’s Villages, and small businesses.
Alakanani thanks the Bitcoin community for helping her out. Elizabeth Ploshay writes that she was,
“utterly amazed and encouraged by the work [Alakanani] is doing to promote Bitcoin adoption and economic freedom throughout Botswana.
Currently, Alakanani has been able to organize Bitcoin meet-ups in Botswana and is trying to work with businesses so that they might accept Bitcoin. She has also been trying to convince and help her community understand the benefits of Bitcoin.
Amsterdam’s Bitcoin2014 Event
Alakanani is an inspirational woman that is trying to help Botswana change for the better by using Bitcoin. Elizabeth Ploshay is aiming for Alakanani to come to Bitcoin2014, an annual Bitcoin event taking place in Amsterdam. However, Alakanani needs financial support in order to travel all the way from Botswana. Elizabeth Ploshay writes that Alakanani should go to Bitcoin2014 because it will help empower her even further to continue to support Bitcoin in Africa.
In an interview with CoinReport, Elizabeth Ploshay said,
“Alakanani has quite the story to share. It would be shame for her to not get to Amsterdam. This is a great opportunity for Alakanani to get further connected to the Bitcoin community to not only inspire but learn how to continue to grow the Bitcoin community in Botswana. I look forward to helping get her to Amsterdam and we appreciate your help too!”
According to Ploshay, $4,000 are needed by April 16th in order to help with her travel fare, visa fee, meals, and hotel costs.
Here’s how you can help! Donations for the inspirational Bitcoin Missionary Alakanani can be made to: 18XkPm3cm1mjbb19NEdvLZq7XyPQJcLUZG
More about Alakanani’s Bitcoin Missionary story can be found here.
Image courtesy of Alakanani Itireleng