Introduction Stake Pool [ANEW] Africa: Non-Discrimination, Education and Women Empowerment

Hello everyone,

We would like to introduce our pool ANEW, as “Africa: Non-Discrimination, Education and Women Empowerment”. Our motto is “Wealth derived from digital Assets given back to Local Communities”

We have two main goals:

  • Support the Cardano network’s decentralisation (and Issa, who co-runs the project is extremely focused on security, reliability and reliance so we have very high standards!)
  • Support Sustainable Development Goals in Africa (focusing in particular in Non-Discrimination, Education and Women Empowerment)

Here is our website: https://www.anew.sadaka.io

Why should we empower women and achieve gender equality ?

A number of studies have shown that sustainable development is impossible without women’s empowerment and gender equality.

(Source: The role of empowering women and achieving gender equality to the sustainable development of Ethiopia - ScienceDirect and Womens Empowerment - Facts, Stories and How To Help | World Vision Australia)

We re-invest 60% of our profits to local communities.

How do we do it?

  • We donate 40% of our profits to charities and non-for-profit organisations
  • We commit another 20% of our profits to micro loans through Kiva

Now the technical archictecture:

  • Our cardano nodes run on the cloud
  • 2 cardano relay nodes for high availability
  • 1 cardano producer node
  • 1 monitoring node : Prometheus, grafana, alertmanager

Strategically, we are going to set a proxy up to easily re-route traffic thus avoiding downtime and allowing seamless upgrades.

A bit more about us:

We each bring a different set of skills.

Issa is our tech wizard! Born in Africa, he grew up in Niger up to age 10 before moving to France where he qualified as an IT engineer. He then built years of professional experience in IT and passed multiple IT certifications (Redhat RHCE, AWS DevOps professional to cite a few…). He ended up moving to Australia to keep on challenging himself. This being said, he always wanted to give back to the people he left behind in Africa. This pool is his way.

Seb is our business manager. Also a French native but who has spent half of his life in Australia. With many years of working in the corporate sector as a business leader, Seb brings governance and structure to our venture so that it can sustainably make a difference to the development goals we are committed to.

Finally, here are the details of the pool itself:

  • Ticker: ANEW
  • Pledge: 30k ADA
  • Fixed fee: 340 ADA (minimum, deducted from total rewards across all delegators)
  • Fee: 1.5%
  • Pool ID d7dc0487d80b04e9eb77e3d128debded2da917647df35da25267689f

ANEW pool’s status is available in PoolTool. As you can see below, the green demonstrates that our pool is up and running.

We are also proud to announce we have been able to mint our first block

Screen Shot 2021-07-04 at 3.49.13 pm

Again here is our website: https://www.anew.sadaka.io

If you want to be part of our project please support us by staking!

We truly appreciate your trust
Be a supporter of women empowerment and make our society a better place.

Sebastien and Issa
You can contact us at admin@sadaka.io

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Hello everyone,

Thanks to our kind delegators, we donated A$450 (US$340 Eq.) to UN Women.
UN Women Australia as we improve the lives of women and girls in over 100 countries around the world. This donation will provide entrepreneurship training to three women to start their own business.

Receipt

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UN Women stands at the center of mobilizing governments and civil society to keep the promises of the Beijing Platform for Action to all of society. The Generation Equality Forum presents the opportunity to bring together change makers of all ages and genders, from all over

the world to tackle the unfinished business of empowering women, leaving no one behind. Member States, civil society, private sector and the UN entities are invited to join efforts with UN Women and to contribute to this historic moment.

If you want to be part of our project please support us by staking!

Pool ID: d7dc0487d80b04e9eb77e3d128debded2da917647df35da25267689f

We truly appreciate your trust

Help us empower women and make our society a better place.

Sebastien and Issa

https://www.anew.sadaka.io

You can contact us at admin@sadaka.io

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Hello everyone,

We are pleased to share another positive note…

Remember we have committed to re-invest 60% of our profits to local communities:

  • 40% through donations to charities and non-for-profit organisations
  • 20% through loans to micro loans through Kiva https://www.kiva.org/

So complementing our A$450 donation to UN Women, we have just contributed to 3 loans through Kiva. Our contribution is US$50 per loan, and we have selected them on the basis to of being requested by African women trying to run their businesses:

  • Salome from Kenya - to buy farming input
  • Fatoumata from Senegal - to purchase fabric for resell
  • Mamunatu from Ghana - to buy stock to sell in her store

Screen Shot 2021-07-16 at 8.16.41 am

At the same time, we have also donated US$22.50 to Kiva to offset the administrative cost of those loans.

More information is available about our project on our website https://www.anew.sadaka.io

If you want to be part of our project please support us by staking!

  • Ticker: ANEW
  • Pledge: 30k ADA
  • Fixed fee: 340 ADA
  • Fee: 1.5%
  • Pool ID pool16lwqfp7cpvzwn6mhu0gj3h4aa5k6j9my0he4mgjjva5f7vvnkw2 (d7dc0487d80b04e9eb77e3d128debded2da917647df35da25267689f)

We truly appreciate your trust

Help us empower women and make our society a better place.

Sebastien and Issa

You can contact us at admin@sadaka.io

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Thank you @comozo. As an intro, I co-manage ANEW with Issa. We have also just joined the amazing Cardano Kiva Lending Team (Cardano Community Kiva lending team) to ensure that our contributions are associated with the broader Cardano Community.

Do check the work done by @Chris_Ray with the Cardano Kiva Lending Team.

Thank you to everyone supporting us.

Since we published our first intro on this forum, our number of delegators has doubled!!

We have also produced blocks #2 and #3 during Epochs 275 and 278!!

We will share the details of our next donations and loans in the coming days, but for the time being Issa and I just wanted to thank the people supporting our project.

We truly appreciate your trust. Help us empower women and make our society a better place.

Sebastien and Issa

You can contact us at admin@sadaka.io

Hello Everyone, using our operating profit from our blocks #2 and #3, we were able to give more back to local communities. Thank you to anyone staking with our pool ANEW.

We keep on using the same approach:

  • 40% through donations to charities and non-for-profit organisations
  • 20% through loans to micro loans through Kiva https://www.kiva.org/

Today we have donated US$250 to CAMFED (https://camfed.org). This organisation does an amazing job in educating girls in Africa, aiming to help 5 million girls in 5 years. Please check them out.

We have just contributed to 3 loans through Kiva. Our contribution is US$50 per loan, and we have selected them on the basis to of being requested by African women trying to run their businesses:

  • Clara from Mozambique - to acquire feed, chicks, sawdust and vaccines to raise chickens
  • Florence from Liberia - to purchase ingredients to prepare rice kala
  • Lestidia from Uganda - to buy more bananas to increase her inventory

At the same time, we have also donated US$22.50 to Kiva to offset the administrative cost of those loans.

More information is available about our project on our website https://www.anew.sadaka.io

If you want to be part of our project please support us by staking!

  • Ticker: ANEW
  • Pledge: 30k ADA
  • Fixed fee: 340 ADA
  • Fee: 1.5%
  • Pool ID pool16lwqfp7cpvzwn6mhu0gj3h4aa5k6j9my0he4mgjjva5f7vvnkw2 (d7dc0487d80b04e9eb77e3d128debded2da917647df35da25267689f)

We truly appreciate your trust

Help us empower women and make our society a better place.

Sebastien and Issa

You can contact us at admin@sadaka.io

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Hello Everyone, using our operating profit from our blocks #4 and #5, we were able to give more back to local communities. Thank you to anyone staking with our pool ANEW.

We keep on using the same approach:

  • 40% through donations to charities and non-for-profit organisations
  • 20% through loans to micro loans through Kiva https://www.kiva.org/

We have just contributed to 3 loans through Kiva . Our contribution is US$50 per loan , and we have selected them on the basis to of being requested by African women trying to run their businesses:

  • Abla from Togo - to buy food staples to build her business inventory
  • Mariya from Mali - to develop her sheep fattening business
  • Mrs Salamata from Burkina Faso - to buy a cart and a donkey to develop her business

At the same time, we have also donated US$22.50 to Kiva to offset the administrative cost of those loans.

More information is available about our project on our website https://www.anew.sadaka.io

If you want to be part of our project please support us by staking!

  • Ticker: ANEW
  • Pledge: 30k ADA
  • Fixed fee: 340 ADA
  • Fee: 1.5%
  • Pool ID pool16lwqfp7cpvzwn6mhu0gj3h4aa5k6j9my0he4mgjjva5f7vvnkw2 (d7dc0487d80b04e9eb77e3d128debded2da917647df35da25267689f)

We truly appreciate your trust

Help us empower women and make our society a better place.

Sebastien and Issa aka Comozo

You can contact us at [admin@sadaka.io](mailto:admin@sadaka.io)