You help fund healthcare for people around the world


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The people over at Watsi visited our offices recently before embarking on a trip to Cambodia. Contributions allowed for the operation of an entire hospital in Cambodia to restore sight to blind patients. Watsi has since reported back with where your money has gone to help people worldwide in need of healthcare.

To date, $566,111 in contributions from select Humble Bundles have funded healthcare for 1,052 Watsi patients in 19 countries. More than half of the patients supported by Humble Bundle purchasers are from six of the regions with the most urgent of needs: East Africa, Burma, Nepal, Haiti, Guatemala and Cambodia.

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$244,104 funded healthcare for 633 patients in Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia.

$63,920 assisted 103 patients in Burma.

$59,024 went to Nepal for the care of 115 patients.

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81 patients in Haiti received care from $48,122 of contributions.

Guatemala used $45,382 to care for 141 patients.

Finally, $38,180 funded healthcare for 208 patients in Cambodia in addition to the aforementioned hospital which is now in operation.

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Your generosity has also allowed a surplus of $1,152,538 which Watsi will continue to draw from in the coming months as they scale their capacity to fund high-impact healthcare for more patients around the world. As those funds are used, we will receive more reports to share with you about how your contributions are used!

Last week, Watsi celebrated its second year in operation. The organization crowdfunds healthcare worldwide and is the first non-profit to join Y Combinator.

Thank you again for your support and efforts to bring positive change to the world!

Never attach yourself to an object. If you can’t live without something, you have established a dependency on something other than yourself. If you have the ability to get something once, you  can have it again. The power is really within you. The more things you need to be happy- the less satisfied you will ever be. Its not about having more, its about needing less.

Know that transformation sometimes begins with a fall. So never curse the fall. The ground is where humility lives. Take it. Learn it. Breathe it in. And then come back stronger, humbler and more aware of your need for Him. Come back having seen your own nothingness and His greatness. Know that if you have seen that Reality, you have seen much.
If you trust in nature, in the small things that hardly anyone sees and that can so suddenly become huge, immeasurable; if you have this love for what is humble and try very simply, as someone who serves, to win the confidence of what seems poor: then everything will become easier for you, more coherent and somehow more reconciling, not in your conscious mind perhaps, which stays behind, astonished, but in your innermost awareness, wakefulness, and knowledge.
—  Rainer Maria Rilke
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