The United Nations launched a poverty-fighting app called 'Share the Meal' to raise money for food for child refugees in Syria. The app invites users to donate in 50¢ increments -- enough money to provide one school meal for a child.
Users simply tap their smartphone to send that money, while other aspects of the mobile platform educates about how the money is used as well as show a map of the campaign country. The app can also connect to social media in order to share it with friends and family and will likely extend to other campaigns once the 20,000 refugee goal is reached.
Share the Meal has already proven to be very successful -- utilizing a mobile platform that is easily, fast and accessible for people of all ages to donate money to a worthy cause. By collecting the money in 50¢ increments, the UN successfully educates about the impact a little bit of money can have in developing countries in eradicating poverty.