India's lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19 has crossed 50 days. People have been staying indoors and businesses are shut and there seems to be no respite. This is a doomsday scenario for the poor and daily wage workers as it means they are now facing the prospect of no income. While the govt will provide some of them with relief packages we need to understand that the task is massive. Many are unregistered migrant labour and need our help to survive this crisis.
Recognizing this need, the Live to Inspire Charitable Trust through their “Sign of Humanity” drive began distributing packed cooked meals to the need, the meals are delivered directly to them. They are currently feeding 14,400 people a day in 5 states. The demand for food packets is overwhelming, and it is hard to turn people away when the food packs run out.
Funds from this campaign will be utilized in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka.
ABOUT ME & THIS CAMPAIGN
I am ZARAH SHAH, 16 years old, and a student at the B.D Somani International School, Mumbai.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all of us in different ways. Perhaps the hardest hit is the migrant workers, the needy, and the daily wage labourers. Their lives have been turned upside down overnight and they are having a traumatic experience. Suddenly they are without any source of income, and even something as basic as food is a nightmare for them. So how will they survive?
This feeding program will ensure they survive and will give them comfort and hope. I request all of you to support my campaign so that we can feed them and possibly feed many more. The funds collected from this crowdfunding campaign would transform their lives and bring more than just a smile to them. Let's come together and do our bit.
THE TEAM IN ACTION
ABOUT THE NGO
It is a consortium of change where youth activists, social organizations, corporates & influencers work under one vision for one development.
The 193 countries of the UN General Assembly adopted the Vision 2030 Development Agenda titled "Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development", on 25th September 2015. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are indispensable 17 global goals set by the United Nations in 2015.
Live to Inspire have taken an initiative to make an independent autonomous Public Interest Foundation named “UNITED FIRST” where they undertake individual responsibility for each cause mentioned under Sustainable Development Goals 2030 by the United Nations. It would be a consortium comprising of Industry Leaders, NGOs, Youth Leaders, and Noble Personalities who will work alongside the Governors of each State in India respectively.
Working on the vision of the 17th SDG of developing partnerships, they are here to create an impact by connecting government, NGO’s and private sectors to achieve common goals addressing both macro as well as micro-level social issues.
Indian Cyber Institute (ICI) is a leading institute in providing education & training in the field of Cyber Law, Cyber Crime Investigation, Ethical Hacking and Information Security for professionals, individuals, Law Enforcers and corporate world.
We also provide Cyber literacy and safety workshop for school children and their parents. ICI has dedicated itself to take a necessary initiative for awareness and outreach and has ascribed its energise to propel in the field of Applied Academics and has pledged to empower youth with real-time knowledge thus grooming them to compete with challenges posed by the ever-growing global economy.
KITCHEN & BENEFICIARY LOCATIONS
Funding for this campaign is eligible for tax breaks as Live to Inspire Charitable Trust is a registered & 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 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.