Congenital heart disorders are ailments that affect children at birth and at a young age. According to experts, one in every hundred children suffers from a heart ailment. Heart surgeries performed on children cost typically between INR 2.5L to 5L depending on the case and complexity. This makes it hard for parents from low-income communities to be able to give their children a healthy life.
The B.J Wadia hospital for children that is located at Parel in Mumbai are performing these surgeries at a much much lower cost of between 60000 INR to 1.5L INR depending on the complexity. Grants and other donors and subsidies from paid surgeries will take care of part of the costs. We need just INR 30000 to make surgery happen. It is Asia's biggest paediatric charitable hospital.
HELP RAISE INR 30000 AND SAVE A LIFE.
The money raised will be given directly after the campaign ends to the B J Wadia Charitable Hospital - Mumbai. Once the money is given to the hospital they will use it to save the life of a poor child and share the details with me. I shall then send you an update about the child we have saved so that you know where your money has gone.
ABOUT ME & THIS CAMPAIGN
My name is ABISHEK AVARSEKAR. I am 14 years old and in Grade 9 at Hill Spring International School.
My classmates and I got to know about crowdfunding and how we can save the lives of children who came from the economically weaker classes of society. It definitely sounded like something I would want to do. While all of us complain about how things around us need to improve, very few of us actually get to do something about it. It's all talk and no action. If you told me that we could actually save the life of someone, I would have been amused.
But here I am now doing exactly that and all I request you to do is fund a small amount and lets together make a difference. The fact that heart surgery can be done at such a low cost is another reason why I decided to do this campaign. I have undertaken this campaign because I don’t think children belong in hospitals. Doing this ensures that one more child gets a chance to go out and play rather than suffer at home. Further, I believe that healthcare is a basic necessity that should be available to everyone irrespective of their financial condition. Please also do spread the word on social media so that all those who believe in making this world a better place can chip in.
ABOUT THE HOSPITAL
The hospital also has the largest Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in the West of India. In its effort to provide universal healthcare, The hospital also acts as a tertiary level referral centre and is a nodal centre for "Clubfoot issues" in Maharashtra and is the only centre for Neonatal/Paediatric Dialysis in Western India.
HOSPITAL - LOCATION MAP
Funding to this campaign is eligible for tax breaks as the hospital is a registered trust & you can avail of benefits under section 80G of the IT act. Foreign funding is also accepted.
FEEDBACK THAT YOU GET
To ensure that there is complete transparency I shall get a report from the hospital ( this takes between 1 to 2 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 I post an update, the platform will send an EMAIL alert to all the funders - i.e to you. Click on the link on the email and you can read about which child benefitted. That's transparent right?
Will we get to know the details of the child who benefitted?
Yes. After the money has been collected it will be transferred by Fueladream to B J Wadia charitable hospital. It will take from 30-60 days after that to get details of who the beneficiary child was with details of her parents, her picture etc. Once I get this information from the team at B J Wadia hospital, I shall upload this on the UPDATES section of this campaign. You will then get an alert & can read details about the beneficiary.
When do I get the receipts?
It takes a week after the campaign is closed for the monies to be transferred. The receipts will start getting processed about 2 to 3 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 s 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 is a crowdfunding site and 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 a FB page or a thank you email from the beneficiaries.