Active Hearts Foundation Website.
Active Hearts Foundation is a grassroots international charity based in New Zealand.
Their focus lies in remote Himalayan villages prioritizing health and education projects. Dan approached us to create a cool functional website, with the primary goal of being able to add credibility for trekkers (primarily American tourists) that he was guiding. He also needed somewhere they could donate to the foundation directly as opposed to a 3rd party like Give a Little.
Due to the nature of Dan’s lifestyle and tech skills (or what he calls lack thereof), the design of the new site was more about the backend functionality for him. UX and UI components were important to him, but accessibility was crucial. He needed to be able to add updates on the fly when he had internet service.
The new website
We quickly identified that what Active Hearts wanted to achieve was not an out-of-the-box solution. They also needed the ability to have users create their own events in the future. We custom-designed the look and feel of the new Active Hearts website. This included custom coding it from the ground up, using a PHP framework, and including a custom-built easy-to-use CMS in the back-end. Donations were also crucial, and we thought it was important to have options. So we integrated both Stripe and Paypal as payment gateways.
The site is easy to use and functional. It works across all devices and adds credibility to an organisation that is doing amazing work on the ground in some of the most remote parts of India. This website is a great foundation to build on. For the future, the sky is the limit in terms of increasing awareness and help and support to the ones who need it most. Active Hearts has done a lot of good in the world, and we’re glad we could help them out!Live Website