This campaign was started to raise funds for oxygen concentrators to help hospitals in Bengaluru. The campaign raised INR 6.5L. The additional funds raised will be used to set up a rural COVID isolation ward in Shanboganahalli.
LACK OF RURAL COVID ISOLATION WARDS
Villages and small towns belonging to the Bannerghatta and Kaggalipura Gram Panchayats are severely affected by the pandemic due to poor medical infrastructure and human capital required to manage critical patients. At present the caseload at Bannerghatta is 30-35 per day and rising. There are over 1900 active cases, with 1 mortality per day.
INADEQUATE RURAL COVID ISOLATION CENTRES IS CAUSING AN ESCALATION IN THE NUMBER OF COVID CASES.
Rotary Bengaluru Disha and A Rocha have together decided to establish the first ‘Rural COVID Isolation Centre’ exclusively for patients affected by Covid-19 in Shanboganahalli. This 50 Bed Isolation Center will serve as a first step in proactively addressing the rising Covid-19 crisis as well as to serve as a baseline to establish and run similar isolation centers in the area.
It costs INR 15L to set up a COVID isolation centre.
Each 50 bed Rural COVID Isolation Center, with a dedicated awareness program, educates the rural population about the pandemic and encourages them to take precautionary measures. All funds raised beyond the goal will help in the running costs of the centre like procurement of food and medical supplies.
Contributions to this campaign are being collected by the Rotary Bangalore Indiranagar.
COMPLETED COVID INITIATIVE
Earlier this month, through this crowdfunding initiative, we acquired 10 Philips oxygen concentrators (5Litre capacity). The devices were delivered to C V Raman General Hospital. This was done with the initial 6L raised from this campaign. The funds raised beyond 6L will be used to set up the COVID Isolation ward.
LOCATION OF THE BENEFICIARIES
ABOUT THE CLUBS
ROTARY BENGALURU DISHA
Rotary Bengaluru Disha is the newest club part of RI District 3190. It was formulated during the pandemic and though they haven't met too often yet, its 20 strong members are determined to give back to the community. The members are a great mix of experience and youth from diverse communities and regions. The club has already started working on community service projects like providing ration kits to migrant labourers, gloves and masks during the pandemic. We have also provided support to health professionals and senior citizens apart from the flagship project on Thalassemia care for children.
ROTARY BANGALORE INDIRANAGAR
Rotary Bangalore Indiranagar is a 140 member club, with members from diverse communities and regions. It's engaged in various community service projects which include projects around health, infrastructure, water conservation, education. It's a model Rotary Club and we are very proud of the partners we have and the impact we have made.
ABOUT A ROCHA
A Rocha India is a member of the A Rocha network; an international conservation organization with a global presence in 22 countries represented in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. A Rocha International is a member of the IUCN-The World Conservation Union and is guided by an eminent team of trustees. A Rocha India was established in November 2003 as a registered non-profit organization and works to encourage greater care for the community and environment across the country through community engagement, scientific research, conservation of key wildlife species and environmental education programs. A Rocha India Trust is registered in Karnataka under Sec 12A of the Income Tax Act with recognition under Sec 80G of the said act.
Funding for this campaign is eligible for tax breaks as RBI is a registered NGO & you can avail of benefits under section 80G of the IT act. Foreign funding is not accepted.
To ensure that there is complete transparency we shall get a report with the details of who benefitted from the funding. This will then be posted on the UPDATES section of the campaign. As soon as we post an update, the platform will send an EMAIL alert to all the funders - i.e. to you. That's transparent right?
For some reason, if we collect more funds than anticipated we will use the extra funds for RATION KITS (the estimated cost is INR 1500 for a family of four for a month) and distribute the same to daily wagers and others in need of the same. This will be done in Bengaluru.
Will we get to know the details of who benefitted?
Yes. After the money has been collected it will be transferred by Fueladream to the ROTARY BANGALORE INDIRANAGAR. We will update you on the details of the beneficiaries as soon as possible. Once we get this information we 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.