Zinc uses Giving Assistant to raise $92K for third-world entrepreneurs


We’re incredibly excited to announce a $92,111 donation from Zinc, via the charitable shopping platform Giving Assistant.

Zinc provides a single API for operations at retailers across the internet. Its users can get product details, prices, make a purchase, or post a listing with a single POST to Zinc’s API. The API supports Amazon, Walmart, eBay, and more.

100% of Zinc’s donation will go to fund microloans for Zidisha entrepreneurs in Africa, Asia and Latin America.  Zidisha is a direct online microlending platform that allows low-income young adults in developing countries to raise zero-interest loans for education and self employment.  Zidisha loan fund donations typically finance more than triple their initial value per year in loan projects, as repayments are continually recycled into new loans.

Zinc’s is the first donation loan fund contributed by a company.  Zidisha has previously received donation loan funds from individual philanthropists like Paul Buchheit (creator of Gmail), Yun-Fang Juan (Facebook ads creator), and Craig Newmark (founder of craigslist and craigconnects).


“Our software for Amazon and eBay sellers enables hundreds of enterprising individuals to work for themselves around the globe,” said Zinc cofounder Doug Feigelson. “We are excited to create even more opportunities for enterprising individuals through contribution to Zidisha.”

Giving Assistant saves shoppers money with cash back while enabling effortless donations for charities like Zidisha.  Use this link to sign up and Giving Assistant will give you free cash back while you shop, while making a donation to Zidisha with every purchase!  https://givingassistant.org/np#Zidisha

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