FinTech Giving: Azimo hands over $125,000 cheque to football legend Kanu for his life-saving children’s charity

FinTech Giving: Azimo hands over $125,000 cheque to football legend Kanu for his life-saving children’s charity
Azimo, Europe's leading digital money transfer service, today announced it has raised over $125,000 for the Kanu Heart Foundation (KFH).The charity, founded by world-renowned footballer Kanu Nwankwo, helps children with serious cardiac diseases obtain life-saving medical treatment within and outside Nigeria.Since its launch in 2000, KHF has funded open-heart surgeries for more than 500 young patients in hospitals across the world. Kanu set up the charity after suffering heart problems during his football career and the realisation of how lucky he was to have the means to get treatment, while so many others with the same condition didn’t have the financial aid to get better.“The Kanu Heart Foundation is important to me because most people in Nigeria and Africa can’t afford to even see a doctor for a checkup, let alone find the money to pay for life- saving heart surgery,” said Kanu. “With my experience and privilege, I now want to help children and their families get the support they need for this medical condition, and we can’t do this without community champions like Azimo. The company is a valuable partner for us because Azimo has good brand awareness. It provides an excellent, reliable, and affordable...