Helping others is a worthwhile endeavor. Not only does it make the world a better place, but it can also make you feel better about yourself. In addition, studies have shown that helping others can boost happiness and overall well-being.
Moreover, helping others can also give you a sense of purpose. This can then boost your self-esteem and create a more positive state of mind. It can even make you feel a sense of belonging. All of these contribute to better mental, emotional, and physical health.
What’s even better is that you don’t have to do anything extravagant or spend a lot of money to help. Even the simplest actions and contributions can mean and be worth something big, as long as you do it out of the goodness of your heart. For instance, with just your mobile wallet, you can already extend a helping hand to others.
Here are just a few examples of small but meaningful ways you can help using your e-wallet app:
Send Money to People in Need
Financial difficulties can result in more challenges in life. That’s because without money, people won’t be able to buy food, pay bills, and afford healthcare services. It can also be difficult to finish schooling. All of these problems can quickly pile up and cause even worse problems in the future.
Thus, giving money to those in need can contribute to the improvement of their daily lives. Luckily, with your e-wallet, it’s easy to send money to loved ones and other people in need. They can then use the money for their needs, be it food, bills payment, medicines, or other important expenses.
Donate to Charities
If you’d rather not donate money directly to beneficiaries, you can instead give your cash donations to charities and other non-profit organizations. These groups will then allocate the money for their own outreach activities, relief drives, and other projects. Donating to charities also means you can pick an advocacy that’s close to your heart, whether that’s promoting Filipino culture or raising awareness about HIV/AIDS.
These charities and non-profit organizations usually have their own bank accounts where people can send their monetary donations. Many of them have also created their official mobile wallet accounts. This makes it easier and more accessible for more people to donate. To minimize errors, ask the organizations for their QR code instead of inputting their account numbers.
Purchase Prepaid Load or Mobile Data
Sometimes, all people need to feel better is to hear the voices and see the faces of their loved ones. Thanks to technology, this is easier than ever. However, even if you have a smartphone, you still can’t communicate with friends and family who are far away if you don’t have mobile load or data.
If you know someone who’s in this situation, you can help them by giving them prepaid load and mobile data. You can do this through your mobile wallet app—simply choose the option to purchase mobile prepaid credits or data packages, and then input the recipient’s number instead of your own.
You can also do this in times of crisis. For example, in the aftermath of typhoons and floods, people might find it difficult to establish contact with the authorities and update their loved ones. With your mobile wallet, you can purchase load and data for people at any time.
Cover Their Bills for a Month or Two
For a lot of Filipinos, household utility bills such as electricity, water, and internet eat up a huge chunk of the budget (aside from food). It’s therefore unsurprising that these bills are also one of the biggest sources of financial difficulties and anxiety for most Pinoy households.
Through the pay bills function of your mobile wallet, you can help ease other peoples’ money problems, even just a little bit. It’s up to you how much and which bills you want to cover. For example, telecommunications companies accept partial payments for a mobile phone bill until it can be paid in full. This means you can “split” the bill with the beneficiary. Meanwhile, electricity distributors only accept full payments. Either way, any amount you can offer will already mean a lot.
Buy Something For or From Them
If you’d rather help someone in-kind, consider doing their shopping for them. Surprise them with a grocery basket, or perhaps a month’s supply of their maintenance medicine. If they have a small business, support them by making a purchase.
Thanks to your mobile wallet, it’s easier than ever to shop either in-store or online. Just remember to practice good habits to ensure your health and safety when you shop.
The good thing about helping is that no amount or no gesture can be considered small. When you put all of these small, simple things together, you’ll come up with a significant contribution. The key is to help others without expecting anything in return. This will make the action even more fulfilling and meaningful.