Egypt charity’s shock as donated phone card raises fortune


An online fundraising campaign for a little-known charity in Egypt hit the jackpot thanks to a young donor who asked for anonymity.

The donation frenzy started hours before the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan on Sunday, as millions of Muslims around the world prepared for the festival of Eid al-Fitr.

Donations began trickling in and the campaign sparked national interest on social media, trending under the hashtag “The_Most_Expensive_Top-up_Card_In_Egypt”.

The fundraising campaign went viral after Vodafone Egypt promised to match the total donations made by the end of the day.




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