Bringing Bitcoin Knowledge and Financial Freedom to the Global South

– Anita Posch, the founder of Bitcoin For Fairness, traveled to Zimbabwe in early 2020 to confirm her assumption that Bitcoin is needed the most in the Global South.
– She found a nation in distress about money due to a kleptocratic ruling elite that had been defrauding and stealing from their people.
– In 2021, she created a project, Bitcoin For Fairness, with the help of sponsorships from LEDN, Okcoin, Paxful, Coinfinity, Breez and Trezor, and a crowdfunding campaign on Geyser, to bring Bitcoin knowledge to the Global South with a focus on fostering communities on the ground and connecting them infrastructure-wise and people-wise with the Bitcoin network.

In early 2020, Anita Posch, the founder of Bitcoin For Fairness, decided to take a trip to Zimbabwe to discover if her assumption that Bitcoin is needed the most in the Global South was true. Upon arriving, she quickly realized that the need for Bitcoin was far greater than expected, as the nation was in distress due to a kleptocratic ruling elite that had been defrauding and stealing from their people for decades. Despite their corruption and military support, the people of Zimbabwe were still struggling to make ends meet.

Anita set out to bring Bitcoin knowledge to the Global South with a focus on fostering communities on the ground and connecting them infrastructure-wise and people-wise with the Bitcoin network. She created a project called Bitcoin For Fairness and was able to get sponsorships from LEDN, Okcoin, Paxful, Coinfinity, Breez and Trezor. Additionally, she set up a crowdfunding campaign on Geyser, which received over 500 donations from Bitcoiners all over the world.

With the help of Brad Mills, Peter McCormack and Elizabeth Stark of Lightning Labs, Anita was able to build a team and get her project off the ground. She organized events, workshops and meetups to educate the people of Zimbabwe about Bitcoin, blockchain technology and the power of decentralization. She taught them about the benefits of using Bitcoin as a form of money, as well as how to HODL, trade and use Bitcoin for everyday purchases.

Anita also connected the Zimbabwean community to the global Bitcoin network, bringing in Bitcoiners from all over the world to help with the project. This has created a strong sense of community and support from the Bitcoiners in the Global South, which has allowed the people of Zimbabwe to access a financial system that is not controlled by their government.

Finally, Anita has been using her project to spread the message of Bitcoin to other countries in the Global South, and she has made it her mission to bring financial freedom to the unbanked and under-banked people all over the world. With the help of sponsors and donations, Anita is continuing to grow Bitcoin For Fairness and work towards her goal of providing financial freedom to those who are most in need.