Crowd funding is not new, but until recently it meant raising money from a large number of people who contribute a relatively small amount. It was an activity carried out by relatively wealthy people. But now, crowd funding has evolved into a means where funding for a project or a cause is actualized by raising relatively small amounts of money from a large number of people - irrespective of class, aided by the advent of the internet.

Growsel - a non-profit organization in a bid to assist smallholder farmers in scaling uses crowd funding. This affords supporters worldwide in their comfort and right from a mobile phone, the opportunity to affect lives millions of miles away.

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