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Unused mobile data is donated as cash to UNHCR’s work in Syria

Unused mobile data is donated as cash to UNHCR’s work in Syria

#Datadonate is an initiative from Swedish operator Three in which leftover data is turned into donations to benefit UNHCR’s work in Syria.

Swedish users choose how much of their data allowance they would like to donate, and Three donates an equivalent cash value to UNHCR.

You can donate up to 10 Swedish krona per donation, and up to five donations per month worth a total maximum of 50 SEK.

The programme is available only to individual users of Three, not business users.

Although originating in Sweden this form of giving is likely to spread. The technology behind #datadonate has been released as an open source-type solution for other mobile operators to use.


Donate the value of data to UNHCR with Three's #datadonate



Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world's first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp.

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