Bitcoin has been slowly making ways in regards to being accepted for donations. Not just for political reasons, but also as a payment method for people in need. The Sierra Leone Liberty Group is currently raising funds and accepting Bitcoin as a payment method in order to help contain the Ebola virus from spreading to other countries.
The Ebola threat is a very precarious situation being monitored closely by every country in the world. With four African countries currently under lockdown, and around 1,400 casualties reported so far by the BBC, all possible measures need to be taken to keep this virus from spreading further.
Chances of survival ultimately depend on how fast infected people are diagnosed. In the very early stages, intensive care treatment and proper hydration have a higher success rate. Unfortunately, there is currently no cure or vaccine to treat Ebola, making it one of the most lethal viruses in the world today.
In order to combat the Ebola threat, the Sierra Leone Liberty Group, led by Mustapha Cole, hopes the Bitcoin community can raise funds to aid the cause. The funds will be used to purchase cleaning and sanitizing materials, protective gear and other necessary relief goods.
Despite taking measurements to contain Ebola in Sierra Leone itself, people being placed under quarantine have to rely on rations delivered by the government. With the Bitcoin community pitching in , more people will be able to feed themselves while they remain under quarantine.
To learn more about SLLG or to make a contribution to the cause, check out their official blog.
A word of advice though. While I do really appreciate the effort being made by the Sierra Leone Liberty Group, remain cautious when donating to groups or clauses claiming to do charitable work. We are not judging anyone, but just offering a general warning.