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 Apollo Children's Hospital in Chennai is performing these surgeries at a much much lower cost of between INR 1.10L - INR 1.85L 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 40000 to make one surgery happen.
INR 40,000 WILL HELP SAVE A LIFE.
INR 80,000 WILL HELP SAVE THE LIVES OF 2 CHILDREN.
INR 1,20,000 WILL HELP SAVE THE LIVES OF 3 CHILDREN.
ALL FUNDING HAS 80G BENEFITS.
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.
EXAMPLES OF CHILDREN YOU CAN IMPACT
ABOUT ME AND THIS CAMPAIGN
My name is RITESH RAPALLI. I am 13 yrs old and a Grade 9 student at CPS Global.
My classmates and I got to know about crowdfunding and how we can save the lives of children who come 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. Furthermore, millions of families cannot afford something as basic as health care for their children. If you told me that we could actually save the life of someone, I would have been amused.
But here I am now trying to do exactly that and all I request you to do is fund a small amount so that we can together make a difference. The fact that a heart surgery can be done at such a low cost is another reason why I decided to do this campaign. Children shouldn't be sitting at home and suffering from such severe health conditions. Moreover, doing this campaign successfully ensures that one more child gets a chance to go out and play rather than suffer at home. Lastly, I believe that healthcare is a basic necessity that should be available to everyone irrespective of their financial condition.
Please help me spread the word so that we can together save the lives of many children!
ABOUT THE HOSPITAL
Apollo Children's Hospitals, Thousand Lights is a 70-bedded facility offering super speciality health care exclusively for children. Located in the heart of Chennai, India, it's just a stone's throw from our flagship Apollo Hospitals on Greams Road. Our Hospital is staffed with a Comprehensive Care team comprising of some of India's finest medical, surgical and support staff.
HOSPITAL - LOCATION MAP
IN THE NEWS
ABOUT ROTARY CLUB OF MADRAS EAST
The club was inaugurated on 3rd April 1985 and has held Rotary principles and values enviably high. The founding fathers gave it the character it retains even today while at the same time strongly believing in its need to evolve with passing time. 30 years down the road, you see a vibrant club, young at heart and face, happening and vivacious.
The club has been in the thick of action conducting programmes and running projects that are pertinent and of value to the beneficiaries. Additionally, it has been holding for several years in a row, national events like – National Fair on Water Management in Agriculture, BioMass (waste reduction, reuse and recycling), Energy ’91 (conservation and alternative sources), Green Expo (balancing development and environment issues), Green Earth ’94 (population, pollution and poverty), Food Security Expo ’96, Millennium Fair – 99, with the help of our Honorary member the world-renowned scientist Dr M.S. Swaminathan and elderly statesman Sri. C. Subramaniam, the former Governor of Maharashtra.
Funding to this campaign is eligible for tax breaks as RCME is a registered trust and you can avail of benefits under section 80G of the IT act. Foreign funding is NOT accepted.
FEEDBACK THAT YOU GET
To ensure that there is complete transparency I shall get a report from the NGO ( this takes between 1 to 2 months usually after the funds are raised and 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 Rotary Club of Madras East. 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, I shall upload this on the UPDATES section of this campaign. You will then get an alert and 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 can we fund this campaign with a Cheque?
Fueladream Online Ventures Pvt Ltd account details are as below
BANK NAME: HDFC Bank Limited.
BRANCH: Koramangala( Main Branch). City: Bengaluru - 560095.
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 50200013106778
IFSC CODE: HDFC0000053
Please draw a cheque in favour of "Fueladream Online Ventures Pvt Ltd", and deposit the cheque into the Fueladream Online Ventures Pvt Ltd HDFC Bank account (any branch across INDIA). After you deposit the cheque, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org AND email@example.com with the following funder information.
1) Name of Funder:
2) Full address with Pin code:
3) Telephone/Mobile no and Email ID:
4) PAN of funder:
5) Cheque number:
6) Amount funded:
7) Whose campaign are you funding. (Name of the person OR campaign number/ID):
After the funds are received and the above details are verified, the fund amount will be transferred to the respective campaign. This can take from 1-3 working days.
How does crowdfunding work?
Crowdfunding in India is a relatively new concept and 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 and 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 and you get small innovative rewards like a shout-out on a FB page or a thank you email from the beneficiaries.