Can you envision living on the roads in the frigid, freezing winters of KANPUR? Shivering in the cold, knowing there is no respite coming?
Now, imagine falling asleep in that cold, not knowing if you’re going to see the next day. Being homeless is a terrible way to live to begin with, but to have "no access to warmth" for 3 months a year is just inhumane. You can change that by just funding 480 INR .We are raising INR 1 L through crowdfunding to impact approx 200 homeless people . Your contribution also gets you a TAX BREAK with a 80G benefit .This campaign is also open to foreign funders.
LAST YEAR TEMPERATURES DROPPED TO AS LOW AS 3C IN KANPUR.
The temperature graph in Kanpur, UP during the month of December '15 & January '16.
The statistics of the number of deaths (by State) due to the winters according to "Open Government Data (OGD) Platform" show some shocking results.
Uttar Pradesh tops the list of deaths in India
Deaths by state during the winters between 2001 and 2014
Shaunak Bajpai along with Atma Vani (an NGO in Kanpur ,Uttar Pradesh), are looking to bring respite to the homeless in Kanpur by providing them with blankets. They are raising 1L INR to help close to 190 homeless people with blankets to tide over the winter which peaks in December & January in this region. Please crowdfund this campaign and make a difference to the lives of the homeless in Kanpur city.
Each blanket they are providing costs just ₹ 480.
If you fund ₹ 4,800 you will help 10 people fight the winter in Kanpur.
Image: Map of Kanpur & its location in Uttar Pradesh
THE LIVES THAT YOU WILL IMPACT :
Nidhi is an 9-year-old girl who ‘lives’ under a railway bridge in Kanpur. Your funds can impact her. She makes a living by selling odds and ends at traffic signals. Her ability to entice people to buy her wares define whether she gets to eat on a particular day or not. She lives with her younger sister, older brother and a woman they consider to be their mother. She has been looking after herself from the age of 5. However, every winter, life becomes much tougher for them, not only does it become harder to find food and shelter, but the changing weather makes the odds of survival even bleaker. As she faces yet another uncertain winter, in her ragged, once-upon-a-time pink frock. She knows that if she and her family don’t find warmth surviving the winter might be impossible.
ABOUT SHAUNAK BAJPAI :
He did his schooling in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, after which he decided to pursue integrated BBA-MBA in International Marketing from Bangalore. Immediately after finishing his MBA, he got an opportunity to work with Praxair India Pvt. Ltd (a FORTUNE 250 company) in the Corporate Communications department. After working for over 2 years, he quit the job he wasn't satisfied with and do something on his own. As of now he blogs and looks forward to start his own NGO. He wants to be a Social entrepreneur and give back to society.
His aim is to provide approx. 190 homeless people with substantial blankets that will keep them warm through the ruthless winter. He has identified the areas where he will provide these blankets - Cooperganj, Gumti No. 5, Barra, Kanjaran Purva, Chunni Ganj and other low income dwellings.
He and Atma Vani are running this crowdfunding campaign to raise the money by the end of November so that they can distribute the same to the people that are in dire need of the blankets by the beginning of December.
ABOUT ATMA VANI :
Atma Vani Welfare Society is a registered charitable organization started in 2005 under the Society Registration Act XXI of 1860 with the main objective to carry on social service such as helping the poor without cognizance of creed or race. They do this by means of education, medical and social relief which includes the distribution of food, medication, healthcare and other such basic necessities free of charge.
The aim of Atma Vani is to provide,
- Education of children from economically and socially disadvantaged families with emphasis on helping them to reach their maximum potential.
- To help in times of medical emergency, to assist construction of shelter.
- To provide economic tools - financial assistance and guidance - for the poor to work their way out of poverty with dignity and grace.
Key Achievements :-
- Their promotion of organic farming methods has benefitted over a 150 farmers and impacted over 800 lives.
- Provided formal and non-formal means of education to the children of the village of Balwadi.
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