This crowdfunding initiative of mine is a campaign that is being done by me and my colleagues at my ROTARY CLUB to raise funds that will help us eradicate polio. the funds will be used to give the polio vaccine to children.
Thanks to the bill and Melinda gates Foundation your funding will be tripled, getting us closer to a POLIO-free world. The cost of giving a vaccine to a child is just INR 150. So, for example, INR 4500 will impact 30 children.
Of the $1.9 billion Rotary has raised and funded since the mid-1980s, $885 million has come from the gates foundation in the form of matching grants. Bill Gates Foundation matches donations race through Rotary on a 221 basis such that INR 4500 donation from you becomes and INR 13500 polio.
HELP ME RAISE INR 75000 MORE. THIS WILL IMPACT 500 CHILDREN OR MORE. All funding has 80G tax benefits.
The Gates Foundation's total giving for the fight against polio was approximately $3.7 billion through the end of 2018. Roughly a quarter of Its polio funding Is made in the form of matching grants polio to Rotary. Together, Rotary and the Gates Foundation represent more than 28% of all funding including funding from governments.
PIC shows Fawad Rahmani, 11, who has had Polio since he was 2 years old. He lives in Kabul, Afghanistan, one of the few countries where people are still fighting the disease.
ABOUT ME & THIS CAMPAIGN:
My name is U. R. MAHALINGAM. I am the President of a Rotary Club in the Rotary International District 3232.
Polio is something that my generation has seen. The current lot of youngsters in India do not know what it is thanks to the efforts made by different governments and organizations like Rotary, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, UNICEF, etc. Polio is a deadly disease and one shudder to think of the negative impact it has on the life of a young child. There are other countries where It has reared its ugly head and this initiative is about eliminating it globally.
Just INR 150 is required to give a vaccine. The fact that every funding you make will have a matching grant of two (ie a doubling) by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation should be an added incentive for you. Please support my campaign and let us together make POLIO a word that we only find in history books.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
ABOUT ROTARY DISTRICT 3232
Chennai is Rotary International District 3232 which consists of 107 clubs with over 4500 members (Rotarians), 135 Rotaract clubs and 15000 Rotaractors.
Funding for this campaign is eligible for tax breaks as Rotary International District 3232 is a registered NGO & you can avail of benefits under section 80G of IT act.
When do I get the receipts?
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. 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.