Active Hearts Foundation Website

Active Hearts Foundation Website

Active Hearts Foundation Website

Category
  • E-Commerce
  • Web

The Project Background

Active Hearts Foundation is a grassroots international charity based in New Zealand.

Their focus lies in remote Himalayan villages prioritizing health & education projects.

Dan approached us to create a cool functional website, with the primary goal of being able to add credibility for the trekking guests (primarily American tourists) that he was guiding and somewhere they could donate to the foundation directly -as opposed to a 3rd party like Give a Little.

The Design Brief

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.

Whilst the front end UI and UX was also important, he needed to be able to add updates on the fly when he had internet service.

Our Solution

We quickly identified that what Active Hearts wanted to achieve was not an out-of-the-box solution – especially if the site was to be scalable – with the ability to have users creating their own events in the future.

We custom designed the look and feel of the Active Hearts website, then custom coded it from the ground up, using a PHP framework,  including a custom-built easy-to-use CMS in the back-end.

In terms of the donation function, we have integrated both Stripe and Paypal as payment gateways.

The Outcome

The site is easy to use and functional, it works across all devices and adds credibility to an organisation who is doing amazing work on the ground in the some of the most remote parts of India.

This website is a great foundation to build on and means the sky is the limit in terms of increasing awareness and help and support to the one’s who need it most.