Thousands of daily wage laborers are impacted because of COVID-19. While the govt will provide some of them with relief packages we need to understand that the task is massive. Many are not registered, are migrant labor and need our help to survive this crisis.
Funds from this campaign will be utilized across Chennai.
Our fundraising effort to support the daily wage workers in Chennai is now being recognized by Invest India, Ministry of Comm & Industry. Check details at the link :
FOOD PACK DETAILS:
(Please note exact pricing will vary as the above pricing is indicative. We hope there will not be any food shortages at the time of procurement as they may lead to a spiral in prices. We will do our best to hedge pricing by closing deals with suppliers very soon).
ABOUT ME & THIS CAMPAIGN:
My name is VEDANT RAJ LOHIAand I am a student studying at the Sishya OMR school in Chennai.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all of us in different ways. Perhaps the hardest hit is the underprivileged sections of the society - particularly those who are daily wage earners. Suddenly they are without any source of income, and they are not able to provide food or the basic hygiene facilities to their families. At this juncture, we, the more privileged sections of the society need to step up to support them in this difficult time.
I request all of you to support my campaign so that we can also contribute to their well-being in our own small little way. The money collected from this campaign would be used to provide them with basic essentials and help them and their family deal with the COVID-19 pandemic in a more effective manner. Let's come together and do our bit.
BENEFICIARY LOCATIONS PLANNED:
BAG OF HAPPINESS
Bag of Happiness is an initiative that seeks to impart a sense of sharing in every individual for both personal and social uplifting. It encourages a novel initiative to provide safe and standardized food to the lower strata of the society; by involving the young generation. This initiative provides a platform wherein especially the school students can get a sense of being associated with a social cause through a participatory approach.
Siragu - Empowering Women is a social enterprise that aims to provide a platform for the self-development & financial independence of the underprivileged women. The women at Siragu make sturdy bags made out of newspaper, jute and other up-cycled materials. The earnings derived from the sale of these products is in turn utilized to provide a better quality of life to the women and the families in the low-income communities.
Acid Survivors and Women Welfare Foundation (ASWWF) is a leading non-profit non-governmental organization founded in the year 2010. It works for the prevention of acid burn and other violence against women in India. It works towards the development and welfare of women through a network of offices present across India.
Funding for this campaign is eligible for tax breaks as Acid Survivors and Women Welfare Foundation is a registered NGO & you can avail of benefits under section 80G of IT act. Foreign funding is accepted too.
Will we get to know the details of who benefitted?
Yes. After the money has been collected it will be transferred by Fueladream to ASWWF. I will update you on the details of the beneficiaries as soon as possible. I shall upload a report 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?
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.