THE BACKDROP :
Picture above shows a child suffering from Polio.
Polio, or poliomyelitis, is a disabling and life-threatening disease caused by the poliovirus. The virus spreads from person to person and can infect a person's spinal cord, causing paralysis (can't move parts of the body). It most commonly affects children under the age of 5. The virus spreads from person to person or through contaminated water. It attacks the nervous system, and in some instances, leads to paralysis.
Although Polio is not curable, it can be prevented through a vaccine.
Many of us grew up in the 1970's and 80's with Polio around us. We benefitted from Polio vaccines. There are still many children globally who are at risk and this crowdfunding initiative aims to raise funds to give vaccines to children and ensure that this terrible disease does not spread.
THE INITIATIVE :
Other Rotarians and I, from the Rotary District 3232 are committed to this cause and we want to end polio. This is an initiative by Rotary International since 1979 and clubs across the world are doing their bit to eradicate polio. All funds raised through this campaign will be used to provide polio vaccines to underprivileged kids.
JUST INR 1500 PROVIDES POLIO VACCINES TO 10 CHILDREN.
Thanks to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation your funding will be tripled, getting us closer to a POLIO-free world. The cost of giving a vaccine to a child is just INR 150. So, for example, INR 4500 will impact 30 children.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is the largest private source of funding for the GPEI. For every $1 donated to End Polio Now, up to $50 million per year, it gives $2 for polio eradication. It provides technical support and invests in research to enhance polio vaccines, surveillance, and outbreak response.
If you fund,
INR 3000, you impact 20 children.
INR 7500, you impact 50 children.
INR 15000, you impact 100 children.
All funding has 80G tax benefits.
ABOUT ME AND THIS CAMPAIGN:
My name is Rtn.R Shanmugam.
Polio is something that my generation has seen. Many youngsters in India do not know what it is thanks to the efforts made by different governments and organizations like Rotary, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, UNICEF, etc. Polio is a deadly disease and one shudders to think of its negative impact on a young child's life. Other countries have reared their ugly head, and this initiative is about eliminating them globally.
Just INR 150 is required to give a vaccine. I would like to impact 500 children. The fact that every funding you make will have a matching grant of two (ie a doubling) by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation should be an added incentive for you.
Please support my campaign and let us make POLIO a word we only find in history books.
POLIO CASES WORLDWIDE
Polio has suddenly started appearing in the last 1 year again and this initiative aims to reverse the trend.
ABOUT ROTARY DISTRICT 3232
Rotary International District 3232 has over 170 Rotary Clubs with over 8000 members. District 3232 is a vibrant and active District that has been doing high-impact programs. This District was the originator of the Red Measles vaccination program in India which was the starting point of Polio vaccinations. District 3232 has been active in water body restorations, renovation of schools, providing drinking water communities, etc.
District 3232 has the distinction of being a giving District. This District has been among the top performing worldwide in raising funds for projects.
Funding for this campaign is eligible for tax breaks as Rotary International District 3232 is a registered NGO and you can avail of benefits under section 80G of IT act.
Will we get to know the details of who benefitted?
Yes. After the money has been collected it will be transferred by Fueladream to Rotary International District 3232. They will update you on the details of how the money was spent 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 and can read details about where the money is being spent.
When do we 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 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 favor 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 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.