In 2015 the global community adopted the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development to improve people’s lives by 2030. Goal 2 – Zero Hunger – pledges to end hunger, achieve food security, improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.

12% of the world’s population uses 85% of its water, and more of the 12% live in developing countries. 2,500 children die each day due to conditions of poverty. Every five seconds, a child dies from hunger-related diseases. More than 11million children die each year from preventable health issues such as Malaria, Diarrhea, and Pneumonia. 925million people do not have enough to eat—this is more than the population of the USA, Canada, and the European Union combined. Every year, 15million children die of hunger.

Since you have started reading this message, at least 200 people have died of starvation. Nearly one in four people, 1.3billion—a majority of humanity—live on less than $1 a day, while the world’s 358billionaires have assets exceeding the combined annual incomes of countries with 45% of the world’s people; and 3billion people today struggle to survive on $2 per day. Throughout the 1990s, more than 100milllion children died from illness and starvation. Those 100million deaths could be prevented for the price of 10 stealth bombers, or what the world spends on its military in two days.

Even in the USA, one of every eight children under the age of twelve goes to bed hungry every night. Interestingly, to satisfy the world’s sanitation and food requirements would cost only $13billion—this is what the people of the United States and the European Union spend on perfume each year. 223 million people are undernourished in Sub-Sahara Africa. 3.7 million People are currently facing food insecurity crisis in Nigeria and over 1 million people are urgently in need of food.

Do you know that a mere 2% of the world’s grain harvest would be enough, if shared, to erase the problems of hunger and malnutrition around the world? There is enough food on the planet to offer every person twenty-five hundred calories of substance a day. We actually have enough food to feed the hungry. What’s true however is that there’s enough available. The problem is not the availability; the problem is in the distribution and this is what we at Databanter want to solve by introducing mobile technology to bridge the gap of food distribution challenges targeting the most vulnerable

When human beings accept responsibility for the societal peace and balance they can individually create, it’s called Personal Social Responsibility and it is the expression of human dignity. Databanter initiative is to encourage individual on supporting and achieving Zero Hunger.

Databanter is an initiative that enables mobile phone users to share a portion of their mobile airtime as they purchase airtime using the mobile technology USSD from platform where airtime is transferred as meals with the vulnerable. This initiative simply encourages micro donation of fund from the huge number of mobile phone users in Nigeria and everywhere we have our footprint across Africa continent.


What is Databanter?

Databanter is a digital food donation with the aim to tackle food insecurity and malnutrition among the most vulnerable in Nigeria and Africa. Our goal is to feed 1 million vulnerable through our innovative approach with the combining power of mobile airtime buyers. We are 100% voluntarily funded so every donation counts. Our administrative cost is simply 5% of all donations for us to be able to sustain our initiative and the rest 95% goes directly into our operations working to build a world with Zero hunger.

What does Databanter do?

Databanter raises funds from airtime transaction flow to feed people and help build a world with Zero Hunger. Users can share between 10% to 90% of their purchasing airtime by purchasing airtime using databanter USSD code on any type of mobile phone across the 4 major mobile operators in Nigeria. We receive this funds and provide the meals. We will constantly communicate with you our progress and the vulnerable we have been able to impact with your shared airtime.

Why hunger?

There are 815 million undernourished people in the world today. That means one in nine people do not get enough to eat to lead an active and healthy life. 3.7 million Nigerians are currently faced with food insecurity while over 1 million Nigerians are urgently in need of food. In fact, hunger and malnutrition are the number one risk to health worldwide – greater than AIDs, malaria and tuberculosis combined. We know that hunger is entirely solvable.

Who is a Elite Partner?

Elite Partner is an active user who often recharges airtime on databanter and also agrees to frequently share his airtime to support the vulnerable.

How Do I Join a Elite Partner?

To join our growing list of Elite Partners, please register through the Elite partner portal on our website. Please, give correct details while registering.

Whom will my shared Airtime help?

Your shared airtime will be made as food to help the vulnerable in Nigeria. With the collective effort of supported individuals’ airtime, we believe we can help those in need of food, not just food but nutritious food. We understand that your airtime is also money, while dialing our USSD code; you can specify the amount of airtime you are willing to share. After a successful transaction of fund to purchase airtime where the money is deducted directly from your bank account, you can proceed to our website to specify the percentage of airtime to be shared with the vulnerable. You can choose your preferred state and vulnerable you are willing to help with your airtime.

What is My Benefit As a Elite Partner?

We are interested in having a close relation with all our Elite partners. We want them to experience the benefit of giving and helping those who are in need. As part of having a close relation, we would be celebrating our Elite partners on their special occasions such as birthdays, wedding, anniversary. Databanter team would send some token gift as an appreciation and support from the community. Elite Partners will receive premium content about where and how they are investing in a Zero hunger future.

How Do I Share My Airtime?

Dial our unique USSD code together with the airtime amount you are buying for yourself. Our USSD code is integrated to all the commercial banks and the four major mobile operators in Nigeria. Select your bank type and complete the transactions, you will receive a payment successful message via SMS. Please, proceed to our website and fill the necessary info such as percentage airtime you are willing to share, and wait for a minute; the balance airtime is delivered to your phone without delays. Thank you, you have saved a soul.

Does 100% Of Each Gift Reach The Hungry?

Databanter ensures donation reach the vulnerable they have identified while sharing their airtime as efficiently and effectively as possible. Your shared airtime includes all cost related to feeding the vulnerable such as food, transportation, preparation of the meal, monitoring and evaluation and all the relevant cost.

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