FACTS: Cataract operations performed in the NCR region typically cost between 8000 to 12000 INR depending on the case and complexity (With Indian lenses being used). With foreign lenses, the cost zooms to 40000 INR. The doctors at the Venu Eye Institute at Sheikh Sarai (in Delhi) are now able to make these surgeries available at a much lower cost of close to INR 4000. Of the 4000 INR amount, government subsidies and revenue from other surgeries take care of INR 2500 approximately of the cost. Students from Pathways World School, Aravali are partnering with Venu Eye Institute to transform the lives of the elderly who need cataract surgery by doing them for just INR 1500 only.
Through this crowdfunding campaign, I want to raise INR 22500 or more to make 15 or more cataract surgeries happen. These cataract surgeries are for the elderly (usually 65+ years) who live in the villages and slums in and around the NCR region. This will impact the rural elderly (both men and women) who are poor and in need of urgent surgery.
HELP ME RAISE INR 22500 OR MORE & IMPACT 15 + PEOPLE.
The money raised will be given to our partners Venu Eye Institute who run a charitable initiative. Once the money is given, Venu Eye Institute will use it to do cataract surgeries for the elderly who are financially poor. They shall then post an update giving you details of the elderly whose eyesight has been corrected so that you know where your money has gone.
WHAT IS CATARACT?
As one gets older, the lenses in our eyes become cloudy and cause poor vision and blindness if not treated. This is very common among those who are 65+ years.
CASE STUDY OF A CATARACT SURGERY
ABOUT ME & THIS CAMPAIGN
My name is Anushka Roy and I am in Grade 9 at the Pathways World School, Aravali near Gurgaon.
Here is some information about my campaign; a few days ago I was introduced to crowdfunding, through a program with Fueladream.com, opening up my world to a new and fast-growing method of funding ideas, charities and so much more.
During the program, we were told about elderly people, coming from financially struggling homes, losing their eyesight over cataracts. Through my campaign with Fueladream.com, I plan on raising funds for the elderly, who cannot afford expensive cataract surgeries, and what pushed me further to this decision was learning that 11 million people in India face this issue.
And you can help.
A contribution of just Rs. 1500, can make an impact, eyesight for a small price. What is spent on a movie over the weekend can illuminate a person's life, and ensure that their last few years dance in vibrancy. I strongly believe that an initiative is all it takes to change our world; for the better. With my campaign, my goal is to impact 15 elderly folk, raising Rs. 22500, and only going up from there. Keep funding this campaign till the last date. I want to make a difference, but I can't do it alone.
ABOUT OUR PARTNER
Venu Eye Institute, New Delhi
LOCATION OF THE HOSPITAL
Funding for this campaign is eligible for tax breaks as the Venu Eye Institute is a registered NGO & you can avail of benefits under section 80G of the IT act. Foreign funding is accepted too.
FEEDBACK THAT YOU GET
To ensure that there is complete transparency I shall get a report from the hospital (this takes between 1 to 3 months usually after the funds are raised & transferred to them) telling me who benefitted from the funding. The details will then be posted on the UPDATES section of my campaign and will be in a format like the one below. As soon as an update is posted, the platform will send an SMS and EMAIL alert to all the funders - i.e. to you. Click on the link on the email and you can read about which person has benefitted. That's transparent right.
The below image is an example of the FEEDBACK FORMAT that we will be shared with all my funders.
Will we get to know the details of who benefitted?
Yes. After the money has been collected it will be transferred by Fueladream to Venu Charitable Trust. It will take from 1 to 3 months after that to get details of fund use. Once I get this information from them I shall upload this on the UPDATES section of this campaign. You will then get an alert & can read details about the beneficiaries.
When do I get the receipts?
It takes up to 2 weeks after the campaign is closed for the monies to be transferred to NGO. The receipts will start getting processed about 4 to 6 weeks AFTER the campaign is closed and will be sent to you directly.
How does crowdfunding work?
Crowdfunding in India is a relatively new concept & is growing very quickly.
It’s a concept that allows a large number of funders (like you) to fund an idea or a cause or event by giving small amounts of money online. Fueladream.com is a crowdfunding platform in India that allows for such pooling of funds. You can fund innovations & ideas on FuelADream and be the first to get these products or make them come true. You can also do a good turn by funding charities and causes through crowdfunding. When you fund a charity it’s more like a donation & you get small innovative rewards like a shout-out on an FB page or a thank you email from the beneficiaries.