by TINTSWALO BALOYI
JOHANNESBURG – AFRICA’S first metaverse, Africarare, has joined forces with non-profit organisation, Innovation Africa, to help deliver clean drinking water across the continent.
The partnership seeks to empower rural communities by providing access to clean water and light, using Israeli solar, water and agricultural technologies, and in doing so, change lives.
Africarare is creating a custom Innovation Africa village in Ubuntuland to showcase the organisation’s life-changing work.
Through this village, viewers can learn more about the technology used, experience the success stories and witness the impact of their work.
In addition, Africarare will be launching a unique collection of Water Drop non-fungible token (NFTs) called “Drops of Life.”
The collection includes five water drops including Diamond, Gold, Silver, Platinum and Bronze, each with different attributes and variations based on the type of donation from the buyer.
Diamond Drop is aimed at providing villages with water for life, and includes a physical trip to the village where water has been provided, to turn on the taps for the first time as well as a 3×3 village in Ubuntuland to view all data around the water production in 3D.
The ‘Drops of Life’ NFTs will be available mid-2023. All proceeds from the sales will be donated to support Innovation Africa’s ongoing projects.
“We are proud to support the incredible work of Innovation Africa,” said Mic Mann, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Africarare.
“We believe that through the metaverse and web3, we can help them achieve their goals in a new and exciting way,” Mann added.
Sivan Ya’ari, Founder and CEO of Innovation Africa, expressed excitement about the partnership.
“We are truly excited to launch this partnership with Africarare, taking this unique opportunity to create NFT’s for good and enable each buyer to make a direct, significant and transformative impact with each Drop of Life purchased,” Ya’ari said.
Despite progress made, more than 418 million people in Africa still lack basic access to drinking water.
Innovation Africa has delivered over 800 projects across ten African countries since 2008, improving the lives of over 4 million people.
A metaverse is described as a single, shared, immersive, 3D virtual space where humans experience life in ways they could not in the physical world.
– CAJ News