Let’s Take a Moment to Look Into the FreedomX Movement Aiming to End Homelessness
Every time you walk down the street, it’s highly likely that you will pump into several homeless persons sitting with a bowl extended to the walkway. In China, there are probably over 2.41 million homeless adults while Moscow has thousands of the much-loathed ‘Bomzhi' who walk all night or else freeze to death. Their population in London alone stands at over 3,103, with the numbers increasing, similar to what’s now a norm at New York boroughs and pretty much any other city in the world.
Life in the streets is tough and unforgiving and only a few manage to stay comfortably in such abhorrent environment. And so dire is this seemingly now-commonplace situation that it’s estimated that across the US alone, over 190 thousand street persons have no place to call home.
Reading through stories of how some of them ended up being homeless, you’ll notice how devastating life is for them. Nearly all of them have no health cover nor are guaranteed of an emergency shelter of any kind when the weather gets worse. The street nonetheless welcomed them, and it still receives more.
Imagine If The World Would Jointly Hold Hands And Actually Help Them Get Off The Streets?
Well, that’s exactly what some warm-hearted individuals and humanitarian organizations are already doing. But other than them, there’s one person whose work is worth emulating.
The name Marco Robinson may not conjure anyone’s attention. However, the moment you realize that he’s an ex-street urchin, now tirelessly helping others get out of the streets, one thing is for sure – you’ll Google his name up.
That’s right; he’s a proud founder of FREEDOMX, a charity organization that gives the homeless community a reason to keep their heads high. The non-profit oriented organization is part of Channel 4 TV show, “Get a house for free” that has been lately gathering lots of hype.
Marco, having spent eight years in the streets and later managed to still start afresh, is no stranger to life in the harsh, cold and uninviting streets. FREEDOMX, his brainchild, is an NGO registered in the US, but helping the homeless across the globe.
How the charity works, however, is quite fascinating. Marco Robinson chose to adopt the concept of basically repaying a good deed with another good deed. The concept, christened “conditional altruism,” helps someone who had just helped another.
FREEDOMX – A Blockchain-Powered Charity
The way FREEDOMX is run is laudable. The caliber of people this charity target isn’t the lowly, hopeless malnourished addicts and alcoholics. It instead helps homeless people of good morals by mentoring them to run their businesses. Once one’s business starts to break even, the original funders of it start getting back their profits.
The most exciting thing about this charity is Blockchain technology that’s at the heart of its operations. In fact, the main reason why FREEDOMX had to leverage the power of Blockchain was the need to ensure accountability in its operations. Also, this technology rewards donors with tokens for every contribution they make.
Ideally, this charity can be described as:
- It’s a social network of some sort, targeting over two billion homeless and undocumented persons.
- It’s basically an education system with the potential to train and enroll persons to its Naked Dollars-run ecosystem.
- Volunteers are repaid with FREEDOMX tokens.
- It’s a novel idea whose participants are compelled to offer help in exchange for good ratings and rewards.
Their Whitepaper is available for free scrutiny at the project’s website: freedomxmovement.org.
Please keep in mind we have not done any deep-dive due diligence regarding this project or the owner. To our knowledge the cryptocurrency is not on any trading exchange nor is it available to trade. As always, please make sure you do your own due dilligence regarding any cryptocurrency startup or blockchain project in the space.