Hello friends of charity, dear Hivers and philanthropists,
one year ago I started the Nobel tribe on Steem, which has changed now to the Chary tribe on Hive. At the beginning it was just an experiment, but now, as I put money in it and I would like others to follow, it is getting more serious.
The goal of Chary is to financially support the supporters of people in need.
Challenges Of Chary
So Chary has the following challenges:
- Find the right people, charity workers, projects
- Support them with money
- Be effective, don't lose money with people which only parasite this system
1. Find the right people, charity workers and projects
The one who has staked CHARY is able to upvote posts on hive with the hashtag "chary". With this (and the scotbot which is assigned by @anobel), the tokens are distributed by a community, which is interested in finding the right recipients.
This system is (as far as I know) unique and more or less very effective.
2. Support Them With Money
This is, as always with transferring money all over the world, not so easy.
FIAT money has to be transferred and changed on cryptomarkets and then to Hive. Then it has to be put to Hive-Engine. There, CHARY token have to be bought. These are some hurdles and at the moment I am (more or less) the only one who is willing to jump over them. That's ok, but I hope to get some ideas to get more effective here in the future. And I would be happy, if others also see the advantages of the Chary system, so that they are willing to jump over the hurdles too ;-)
3. Don't Feed The Parasites
Some people think "Oh - Use the hashtag #chary, and you get money for free". And yes, there are some free riders, that get upvoted more or less accidentally. They sell the tokens and I am the stupid who buys them. At the moment it is not too much, but it is annoying and in the long run it can destroy the system. Also it is annoying to go through lots of posts, that have nothing to do with charity, until we find the pearls we seek.
Therefor we came up with new instruments which I want to introduce now:
In the past, several people have proven to me to be trustworthy. They usually write good prove of charity with pictures, where one can see, that the money reaches the needy people. Here is an example from @elkezaksek:
Taken from one of her posts
The members and projects on the whitelist will be upvoted by me and my wife. You can also upvote them or send them HIVE or HBD or whatever to support them.
This list maybe subjective and not in the spirit of decentralized decisions, but hey, you don't need to follow what I say ;-)
I am going to update the list more or less regularly. It will be also reposted by @anobel, who focuses only on Chary posts.
The order of the list is more or less the order of the most earned CHARY so far.
The Members Of The Whitelist
|@elkezaksek||https://www.leetchi.com/c/soziales-von-elke-zaksek||She supports needy people in Uganda. Usually she buys solar panels for families. We chatted a lot via Hive.|
|@yohan2on||https://www.chary.org/@yohan2on||He plays tennis with kids and supports needy people in Uganda (I know him personally).|
|@dfacademy||https://medium.com/@dfacademy/decentralized-football-academy-dfa-a-nigerian-charitable-football-soccer-academy-8b2c8e4beedb||They play football in Nigeria with children. They have proven two times to me, that they are trustworthy and don't waste money.|
|@battebilly||https://m.facebook.com/steemituganda||He supports needy people in Uganda|
|@hope.venezuela||https://firstname.lastname@example.org||@fucho80 (a pastor) supports needy people in Venezuela.|
|@hiveuacharity||https://www.chary.org/@hiveuacharity||@rollie1212 (I know him personally) and others are behind this project. They support charity projects in the Ukraine.|
If you now good and trustworthy charity projects on Hive, please name them in the comments of this post and give us convincing arguments to put their name on the list.
If I wrote something wrong, please inform me also.
There are several projects and people which I have overseen or where I am not really sure, if they do really charity work. Maybe their websites are not in German or English or their posts lack of prove of charity (missing pictures,...)
In the moment I don't want to play that card. I keep it in my hand until I see I have to use that weapon against abuse of Chary.
My wife and me are going to practice more downvotes. We do not really like them, but it is the easiest way to get rid of the spam. We normally use -10%, in hard cases more.
So please don't be pissed off, if you get a downvote - it is not personally, but just don't use the hashtag "chary" any more, if you don't write about charity projects.
Call for Action
- Vote for @cryptobrewmaster as a hive witness!
- Support the people from the whitelist directly or buy some CHARY on Hive-Engine and stake it or send it to @anobel to burn it.
- Talk about Chary and @hiveuacharity
- Follow @anobel and @hiveuacharity
What is CHARY?
Chary is a subtoken of Hive (like the beercoin). One can exchange it on the Hive-Engine.
When you use the hashtag "chary" and get upvoted by people, that have staked CHARY, you will get some CHARY.
But you only will get upvotes, when you write about your charity project, where you give us a good proof of charity. This means, we need pictures, where we can see, that people in need are really helped by you.
So please don't abuse the hashtag.
For more details see https://www.chary.org/faq.html