Mobile Donations Efficient in Wake of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)

In an advisory, the PDRF said mobile users can donate directly to HelpPh by sending an airtime load via BayadLoad, a mobile money service which has been approved by the Bangko Sentral Pilipinas (BSP).

The maximum donation amount per day is ten dollars USD, with the PDRF stating that the funds will be used for immediate relief efforts and long-term recovery programs.

‘Immediate relief’ will include providing access to news, media, and medicine.

PDRF is one of the three identified institutional conduits approved by the Central Bank of the Philippines, the Department of Social Welfare and Development, and the Philippine Red Cross.