Frequently Asked Questions
How does it work?
GoFundAfrica makes it incredibly easy to raise money online for the things that matter to you most. In less than a minute, you'll be able to personalize your fundraising campaign and share it with the people in your life.
With GoFundAfrica, the money you collect goes directly to you. There are no deadlines or limits - each donation you receive is yours to keep. Raising money for yourself or a loved one has never been easier. Plus, we're here to help. GoFundAfrica will respond to your emails within 20 minutes during the day.
What can I raise money for?
Most people use GoFundAfrica to raise money for themselves, a friend or loved one during life's important moments. This includes things like medical expenses, education costs, volunteer programs, youth sports, funerals & memorials.
That said, we're always amazed at all the unique ways people use GoFundAfrica to raise money online. The possibilities are endless!
Can donors in other countries donate to my campaign?
Yes, your GoFundAfrica campaign is able to accept donations from around the world, we accept both debit and credit cards.
Is it safe?
Your GoFundAfrica campaign features the very best in secure payment encryption technology. Not only are your donors' online payments safe, your money is stored securely until you're ready to request a withdrawal via electronic bank transfer. Uganda accounts may also request a check or with draw with their mobile money accounts.
Does it cost anything?
While it's free to create and share your online fundraising campaign, GoFundAfrica will deduct a 5% fee from each donation that you receive. Since our fee is deducted automatically, you'll never need to worry about being billed or owing us any money. A small processing fee of about 3% will also be deducted from each donation. Please see Pricing & Fees for more info.
Are there any time limits?
With GoFundAfrica there are no deadlines or time-limits. Your campaign will remain live until you choose to stop donations or remove the campaign altogether. Most users leave their campaigns live indefinitely as a lasting memory of all the wonderful comments and support they received.