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Why doesn't Fundraise Up offer UGX as a currency?

We understand that this is confusing due to Stripe offering support for UGX on their website.

The Ugandan Shilling (UGX) is now effectively a zero-decimal currency.

However, it was previously a decimal currency in Stripe, and in order to keep backwards compatibility, the amount passed to Stripe must be in amounts with two decimals that is evenly divisible by 100. We don't send any amount data to stripe as decimals, so we can't support this backwards-compatible approach.

Until Stripe changes this to support this currency without having to enter additional numbers, Fundraise Up cannot support the Ugandan Shilling in checkout.