The Indian Army has time and again lived up to its tradition of valour, heroism, sacrifice and fortitude. They stand vigil along the border, watchful, prepared for any sacrifice so that the people of the country may live in peace and with honour. The Indian army has been working tirelessly while putting their wellbeing and safety at stake. The sacrifices the soldiers and their families go through is painful.
The pain and trauma experienced by the families of martyred soldiers is unimaginable. Many a times it is not just the wife and children who are dependent on the soldier but the extended family as well. The loss of these brave heroes puts the families under immense financial stress and they are unable to live a normal life again. Many of them do not have proper houses. They live in homes that are old, dilapidated and needs to be rebuilt.
We, the students of Oakridge International School are committed to helping the families of these brave heroes who fought tirelessly for our nation through the ‘Habitat for Heroes’ program in partnership with Habitat for Humanity India. These soldiers were a part of the Maratha Regiment and were involved in the operation to capture the Siachen glacier (the highest battlefield in the world).
It costs INR 6.5L to help build one home. The houses are of 300 sq feet with a hall, kitchen, 1-bedroom, toilet and bathroom (separate). The house have plenty of windows to ensure proper ventilation.
My fellow classmates and I, aim to raise INR 65L to build homes for 10 such families. Each of us have a goal of INR 30000. Please continue to fund the campaign even if it goes past my goal as the funds will help more families live a decent life.
ALL FUNDING HAS 80G BENEFITS.
THE KIND OF PEOPLE YOU CAN IMPACT
My name is Meera Vaidy I am 12 years old and in Grade 7 at Oakridge International School, Gachibowli, Hyderabad.
My campaign will transform the lives of the families of those who protect our country. It is all about helping the families of the jawans from the Indian Army who are martyrs. These soldiers (jawans) unfortunately lost their lives while performing their duties with the Indian Army. This campaigns aims to support the families of some of the soldiers who were a part of the Maratha Regiment and were involved in the military operation in the Siachen glacier and lost their lives.
These families are not in the best of financial heath for many reasons and need proper homes to live in. These homes will give them security, financial independence ( as they do not pay rent), will be safer and give them immense confidence. The pandemic has further worsened their financial situation. This campaign of mine aims to raise as much as possible to fund as many homes as possible. Me and many more fellow students from the school are all chipping in together. Each home costs just INR 6.5L to make and will dramatically change their lives.
Let's come together and give these families a secure future with a home. Support my campaign and please do not stop funding my campaign even if i am past my initial goal as the more funds we raise will bring cheer to more families of martyrs.
Let us together serve those who have served us.
WHERE WILL THE HOUSES BE BUILT?
ABOUT HABITAT FOR HUMANITY INDIA
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort. The housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in more than 70 countries. In India since 1983, Habitat for Humanity has supported more than 30 million people to build or improve a place they can call home. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability, and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower.
Funding for this campaign is eligible for tax breaks as Habitat For Humanity India is a registered NGO and you can avail of benefits under section 80G of the IT act.
FEEDBACK THAT YOU GET
To ensure that there is complete transparency I shall get a report from the NGO giving me an update on the progress and completion of the house. The details will then be posted on the UPDATES section of my campaign. As soon as I post an update, the platform will send an EMAIL alert to all the funders - i.e. to you. That's transparent right?
Will we get to know the details of who benefitted?
Yes. After the money has been collected it will be transferred by Fueladream to Habitat for Humanity. It will take from 1 to 3 months after that to get details of fund use. Once I get this information from them I shall upload this on the UPDATES section of this campaign. You will then get an alert and can read details about the beneficiaries.
When do I get the receipts?
It takes up to 2 weeks after the campaign is closed for the monies to be transferred to NGO. The receipts will start getting processed about 4 to 6 weeks AFTER the campaign is closed and will be sent to you directly.
How can we fund this campaign with a Cheque?
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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.
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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 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 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.