Silend upholds the values of compassion, trust and safety, as well as affordability to lend a hand to someone else’s story
Indianapolis, IN – One in eight families in America lives in hunger and struggles every day to provide for their family. According to the 2020 US Census report, approximately 38 million people are food insecure, including children, the elderly, and students. Unfortunately, 12 million of these people are full-time workers between the ages of 25 and 64. But together, small acts of kindness and generosity can have a lasting impact on these people, because giving anonymously to those in need reflects true selflessness.
Silend is a portmanteau of the words “silent + ready”, in tribute to our friends and neighbors who may be suffering in silence, too scared to ask for financial help. Silend aims to be the leading social giving platform that rebuilds our sense of community by connecting people within a one-mile geographic radius. Users are encouraged to share what they can save and pay it forward.
The Founders have made it their mission to be a force for good by empowering individuals to give back to their communities and overcome socio-economic barriers that will lead to a fulfilled life. More importantly, the Silend app is not intended to replace income but to fill the revenue gap and serve as an alternative to high interest payday loans, while creating a platform to give back to friends and neighbors in need.
The Silend app will launch in spring 2022, while the website will go live on May 1. The application is launching a beta version on the Google Play Store and the second version will include Apple. Early adopters will have the ability to help the app by providing feedback.
For more information, please visit www.silendapp.com
Silend is a peer-to-peer donation app that allows people to give and receive help silently/anonymously. Silend is geolocation-based, so donors and recipients are shown within a one-mile radius of their physical location. Funds are made available for basic needs such as food, clothing, housing and education. A maximum of $100 can be received at a time and to make a subsequent request, the recipient must pay it to help someone else.