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Help Haji Public School get a reliable solar grid.

Raised Rs. 9,31,000 with the help of 217 supporters.

Thank you for your interest in this fundraiser. We are SauraMandala, a group of like minded people who intend on picking up causes that bring about long lasting change and impact into society.

Find us on Facebook at – www.facebook.com/sauramandala.in

As our pilot project we aim to

‘Provide a reliable solar grid to power smart classrooms at Haji Public School,Breswana’.

Haji Public School is located in Breswana, a high altitude agrarian Himalayan village in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The school caters to the students in the region and surrounding villages and currently educates  about 350 first generation learners in its three branches. The school runs a successful volunteer program to be able to impart education to the students.

Why Breswana and Haji Public School?

– We have been previous volunteers at the school and have faced all the problems first hand. It is also our personal effort to give back to the school and village.

More details at www.hajipublicschool.org

What is SauraMandala?

-SauraMandala is a group of people who want to be the change they want to see.

– Right now it is three people

Nagakarthik – Electrical engineer by education, ex-volunteer at Haji Public School and has experience with solar energy for remote communities and regions for about 2 years now.

Prateek – Computer Science engineer by education, ex-volunteer at Haji Public School and is extremely passionate about societal development.

Keerthi – Mechanical engineer by education, ex-CISCO and is an avid traveler with his heart set on bring about change in society.

More at www.facebook.com/sauramandala.in

What is the scope of the project?

– To provide a solar powered grid at each of the three branches of Haji Public School.

– To setup smart screens with educational content to aid volunteers and local teachers in classrooms.

What challenges will you be addressing?

– To address the lack of dependable electricity to light up classrooms and run labs due to the terrain, weather and power cuts.

– To aid the volunteers to use audiovisual aids in classrooms to explain concepts better to these kids who have had limited exposure to the world outside.

– To introduce the kids to the internet and experiential learning.

What are the challenges you will face?

– Breswana is not connected by road, this makes it difficult to transport materials, all the components will have to be transported on horseback or carried up.

Isn’t it cold there, will solar panels work?

– The region receives abundant sunlight during the months that the school is operational ( March to December)

How will I know where my money is going?

– We believe in complete transparency and will follow the same for the project. There will be frequent updates both from our end and the school to keep us accountable. We are happy to address any concerns that you may have, please feel free to contact us. You can find a rough breakup of costs here.

Is this a one time gig?

No. We plan to learn from this project and replicate it in different regions. We also plan to expand to more community level projects in the regions that we work in.

Why don’t you approach a corporate sponsor instead?

We would love to work with a mix of corporate and individual sponsors for our projects, we believe that joint efforts will have more impact. If you are a corporate who shares the vision and want to get involved, please contact us, we would love to work with you.

We are proud to announce our campaign partner Tespack, from Spain. Do check them out, they have some amazing products and have done some stellar work in different parts of the world.

If you or anyone you know, who is struggling to pay for their education, go ahead and start a fundraiser on Ketto.

Help me empower underprivileged girl children

Raised Rs. 6,53,336 with the help of 154 supporters.

I am looking to raise funds to support the NGO ‘Just For Kicks’ program of imparting life skills through football, for 100 girls in the Dharwad district of Karnataka. ‘Just For Kicks’ in partnership with Enabling Leadership Foundation(ELF) is already running a pilot across 8 villages in Dharwad and witnessing phenomenal results with the girls becoming increasingly self-aware and confident through a game that’s been tainted as being a boy’s sport. With the football at their feet, these girls are now starting to dream big and question the status quo. Inspired by this progress, I am now looking to spearhead the expansion of ‘ Just For Kicks’ programming in rural Karnataka with the vision of reaching 100 more girls by next year.

Program cost for one child over one year: 6500 Rs / 100$. This cost includes: 48 training sessions, Training Gear For Each Child – Studs, Shinguards, Jerseys, Orientation Sessions For School and Parents, Participation in ‘Just For Kicks’ League games, Access to scouting opportunities and scholarships, Individual child and team assessment reports.

My piece in the puzzle:

Long before I fell in love with the cause of Just For Kicks, I fell in love with the beautiful game of football.

What I learned from football – Grit, Respect, Empathy, Courage, Teamwork, Leadership and most importantly Love. It is safe to say that Football has sculpted my personality in multiple ways. Growing up as a footballer and representing the Indian U-17 squad, I found myself feeling constantly underwhelmed by our facilities, resources and lack of support structures. Injuries bogged me down and I increasingly found myself fighting an uphill battle not just against the structures in place but also the culture around the sport. To that end, I fell prey to our failing sports/talent management system.

Having finished my engineering and working a run of the mill consulting gig for a year – I decided to fight back. I pursued the Teach for India fellowship and then completed my Masters in Public Administration from Columbia University with the hope of coming back to India to ensure that each child has the opportunity to play the beautiful sport and has the opportunity to take up the sport if he/she is passionate about it. As I look to champion the cause that ‘Just For Kicks’ has valiantly taken up, I realise that I need all the support I can get to fulfill the vision of reaching 1 million children by the year 2025 and making sure that no child falls through the cracks of our nation’s faltering sporting system.

Just For Kicks is a school intervention program working towards teaching children through a life skills-based football curriculum invaluable lessons of commitment, confidence, self-awareness, and grit. We work in the 5 Indian cities namely Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune, and Chennai, and the rural district of Dharwad in Karnataka in schools catering to students from the bottom of the economic pyramid. We believe in #EveryonePlays and begin working with children, both boys and girls, as young as 7 years old and continue training with them till the age of 16, through an ongoing collaboration with their schools.

Enabling Leadership is a Netherlands-based non-profit organisation that uses innovative mediums of music and sports to foster valuable life skills of leadership, creativity, confidence and global citizenship among marginalised children who have limited or no access to high quality education systems.

Why Focus on Girls: Football acts as an equalizer where in once you step onto the pitch – gender, socioeconomic background, social class don’t matter. This pitch then becomes symbolic of a free society where in all are equals, thus affording a girl child to express herself, uninhibited by constraints of our society. This expression then translates into various values such as grit and confidence being built up in the girl child that nudge the society to view them as equals and subsequently create a cycle of systemic change led by a mentality shift.

Donate and be a part of the football revolution where girls will play alongside boys, and all students will receive equal opportunity irrespective of their gender and socioeconomic status.

If you or anyone you know, is struggling to pay to get trained in the sport they love, go ahead and start a fundraiser on Ketto.

How Helping Stray Dogs Becomes Way Easier With Crowdfunding

“If only I had the time and money to take care of every stray dog that I come across!”

This is the story of every animal lover who comes across a stray dog that’s injured or sick or sometimes when they read articles that talk about overpopulation of strays creating a nuisance in the society. They need to repeatedly tell themselves that they can’t take on such responsibilities all the time.

Well, single-handedly, probably not every-time but you can surely consider crowdfunding! Here are 3 examples of when you can gather support from fellow animal lovers like yourself and help stray dogs:

When a stray dog is run over by a car

Stray animals often meet with road accidents. If you spot a dog who has managed to survive the impact after an accident, take them to the nearest veterinary clinic right away. Now we understand how the charges at the veterinary clinic after an accident can be pretty high – that’s when you turn to online crowdfunding! Set up a fundraiser on Ketto and explain what exactly you need money for. To understand this better, here’s Nischint’s fundraiser page, he’s a Viacom18 employee who managed to raise Rs. 1,45,201 for their resident dog ChamCham after she met with a horrible accident. He managed to raise so much with help from 79 animal lovers and now Chamcham has more than enough money to cover expenses of her surgery and post-op. Isn’t that beautiful?

When you want to feed strays in your neighbourhood

You probably carry treats for the stray dogs that come in your way but how long can you keep banking on this, right? How about going for something sustainable? Set up a fundraiser page and raise funds for a 6-month or yearlong supply of food for these strays. Create a plan of how many dogs you want to support, what you’re going to buy for them and how much do you want to raise. Let animal lovers in your area pitch in and help you make it happen!

When you want to sterilise dogs

According to studies, it is calculated that a fertile dog can produce two litters of 6 to 10 pups each in a year; that means that the female and her offspring can, theoretically, produce 67,000 unwanted dogs over a span of six years! Since all these strays don’t have pet parents, they don’t receive the right amount of care, nutrition or even love. You can partner with an NGO or animal shelter that takes care of sterilisation of dogs and raise funds for it. Vrinda, for example, partnered with World For All and took the responsibility of sterilising dogs. Her fundraiser raised Rs. 53,623 with support from 47 animal lovers.

Not just these, there are various causes you can raise funds for – in case you want to conduct adoption events, or if you want to put address tags on stray dogs in case they get lost, or if you want to support an NGO or animal shelter that does amazing work. Why do it alone, when you can take support from people who share the same feeling as you? Isn’t crowdfunding a beautiful way to make sure no stray dog is left unattended due to lack of funds?

If you agree with us and need help to get started, get in touch with us at info@ketto.org. And if you already have a cause in mind, you can start a fundraiser right away!

4 Social Causes That You Can Support & Do Your Bit For The Community

Someone has rightly said “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – nothing comes close to the beautiful feeling of having given back to the community. At this very moment, there are thousands of little girls and boys who are counting on you and hoping to receive your support to lead a better life. While some resourceful NGOs have taken up the responsibility of supporting them – they can’t do it without your help.

Here’s your chance to give back to your community – we’ve made a list of powerful causes that you can make a huge difference to by donating to their fundraisers on Ketto.

1. Help girls combat child marriage & human trafficking

Yuwa uses girls’ team sports as a platform for social development in rural India. It operates in Jharkhand – one of the poorest, least literate, and most lawless regions of India. Here, girls are rarely given a chance to choose their own future. A large number fall prey to human trafficking while the others begin training for domestic work including hard physical labour. After having their childhoods abruptly taken away girls are usually married off to an older man at the age of 15.

Yuwa is breaking this cycle by facilitating daily football and running a school. Help them give this basic childhood to every girl child by making a donation here.

2. Help 500 children overcome poverty

Magic Bus works with some of the world’s poorest children and young people, taking them from a childhood full of challenges to a life with meaningful livelihoods. They equip young people with the skills and knowledge they need to grow up and move out of poverty. Children on the Magic Bus programme complete school, and go on to enroll in vocational institute or colleges. They successfully fend off destabilizers such as child marriage and child labour and become first-generation salary earners.

To help children get a trained mentor, regular sessions in a year and long-term support to overcome obstacles, donate to their fundraiser here.

3. Help children who can’t battle cancer alone

CanKids…KidsCan is a grass root level organization and is the only not for profit organization in India that works on all aspects to enable best standards of treatment care and support services for children with cancer and their families from moment of diagnosis through treatment and after – into survivorship on one hand and palliative care, terminal and bereavement support on the other.

2 of their supporters are doing a week long trek in the Annapurna Mountains of Nepal. With this trek, their goal is to raise Rs. 4, 00,000 as this is the average cost of treatment for one child. Help them relieve a child from the financial burden of cancer by making a donation here.

4. Help children with special needs become independent

Umang Charitable Trust was founded with the belief that financial constraints should not prevent any child with special needs from receiving therapy. They work to provide remedial services to children with learning disabilities and autism, irrespective of their religion, caste or financial background. They also provide a range of clinical services from paediatric assessment to therapies for differently abled children who are in need of a specific treatment.

To be able to rehabilitate maximum economically disadvantaged children with special needs, they need funds. Support their fundraiser so they can help these little angels become independent by donating here.

Every child deserves a shot a better life and with the smallest amount of donation you can gift it to them. So go ahead, make a donation and give back to the community.

How Crowdfunding Is One Of The Most Effective Ways To Volunteer

For some of us, the want to help or volunteer secures a permanent place in the corner of our minds. It’s always coexisting with other thoughts like, ‘Will I get too much traffic on the road at this time?’, ‘I hope my boss likes the presentation I created’, ‘I have to talk to my finance guy to sort my taxes’, ‘I’ve been wanting to go for these cleanliness drives since ages, let me set a reminder!’. If you’ve had thoughts similar to the last one but have been not been able to do so, there’s something that can help you turn these thoughts into actions – crowdfunding!

Let us tell you a few stories that will help you understand how crowdfunding has become one of the most effective ways of volunteering:

Volunteer By Contributing:

We believe that every contribution has a beautiful story of humanity. Let us paint a picture for you – you don’t just read someone’s story but also feel for it and reach your card to make a contribution, that means from a completely different place you just went out of your way to send your well wishes in the form of the contribution, so the person can get close to what he/she wants. What you just did in a matter of 3 minutes is an unadulterated, selfless and kind act.

To give you an example, Make Love Not Scars started a fundraiser on Ketto to help an acid attack victim from Zimbabwe after a cup of fuming liquid was splashed on her face. She had 42% critical burn injuries but she also had bright chances of regaining vision in one of her eyes – so to save her from going blind, a total of 366 people supported her fundraiser by raising Rs. 6,54,766. Now, that’s something! Who would have thought that this woman from Zimbabwe would get help during the most difficult part of her life from a bunch of people in India along with her loved ones?

Not just in time of need, people have also volunteered for causes that they believe in and want to be a part of by contributing to their fundraisers on Ketto. For the recent railway beautification projects in Mumbai during DaanUtsav – Lilavatibai Podar High School- ISC started a fundraiser to beautify the Andheri station and managed to raise Rs. 6,99,912 by support from 2070 people, primarily students – an activity taken up by masses and powered by them!

It’s brilliant how crowdfunding powered by technology is enabling you to volunteer and make a difference to causes without physically being there!

Volunteer By Starting A Fundraiser:

You may have too many good thoughts in a day and to turn these thoughts and ideas into reality, you need funds – that is the reality we all have to face. If you feel like helping someone with their financial needs, instead of giving a small or a generous amount yourself, start a fundraiser and give others a chance to contribute as well – you’d be surprised to see how many people are willing to help, just like you. You won’t just be giving others a chance to help, you’ll also be creating a greater impact because of other people’s involvement.

Recently we put up a tragic story of siblings with a rare condition that made their skin like that of a snake. When we were trying to get help for these children, one of our ex-campaigners came forward and started a fundraiser for him on Ketto. Along with raising Rs. 1,85,902 so far, his initiative was also covered in The Times Of India. So not only did he raise a huge amount with support from 124 people, he also shared their story with a lot more people.

So many beautiful things came out of this fundraiser, had he helped these siblings alone – all this wouldn’t have happened.

Volunteer By Sharing:

Our social media profiles often highlight our interests and opinions about things that matter to us. There are so many people who ask for help every day on Ketto for raising funds for various reasons – health, education, women empowerment, animal welfare, children – share any of the causes that mean the most to you to help it get more support. By simply sharing the fundraiser, you’ll be giving the cause a voice and possibly donations from potential supporters. And you’ll probably also be motivating other people to help the cause.

So the next time you feel like volunteering but struggle to find time or the commitment to physically go out to help – turn to these three impactful ways and make it happen!

This Diwali, Let There Be Light – But Of A Different Kind

We’re a generation of change – right from the way we see traveling, body-shaming, feminism, protest to even Bollywood – everything is way different from how we perceived it a decade ago. Our transitory generation can safely say, ‘It’s the end of the world as we knew it’.

What if we also changed the way we look at festivals? What if we made a few changes in the traditional ‘rule-book’, implemented them and handed it over to our children so it ends up becoming an annual tradition? How about adopting a habit of adopting a cause every Diwali?

We’re talking about a real deal here – that means, every time you decorate your house, make festive food, you also think of the cause your family can make a difference to that year.

We all love to be at home to celebrate festivals so it’s a perfect time to take up a cause together and make a difference to it collectively. Just adopt any cause – we don’t mean something that will put an end to global warming (nothing like it, if you can do that though), we mean ideas that will celebrate change in the smallest way possible.

In case you’d like thought starters, here are some ideas that you can start with this year:

Invite your maid’s family over for dinner and eat with them at the dinner table for a change. It can even be your watchman, garbage picker, laundry person – anyone you feel like knowing a little better. This can be truly enlightening. Nithya one of our ex-campaigners shared the idea of this beautiful tradition with us – he even raised funds for his maids’ kids, read his beautiful story here.

Instead of putting up long updates about how animals and birds get tortured by the smoke and noise during Diwali and boiling our blood over insensitive people not realising it, here’s a thought – you probably can’t control all people who burst crackers, but what you can do is put address tags on stray dogs and cats who live in your area. Why? Strays tend to run to a noise-free place and realise they are completely lost and disoriented after Diwali. This can help dog lovers like you bring them back to where they belong once the madness is over.

You know that lane outside your building that you’ve written multiple complaints about and have been waiting for the authorities to look into – how about doing it yourself? Maybe this Diwali you can go beyond just cleaning your own house. Pick up the broom, put on a mask, gather your family and maybe your society members and clean up that lane! We think it’ll make for a beautiful story and a brighter Diwali!

Every time you’ve seen a person in need, you’ve probably reached your wallet and given them what you can but if you had to go for a sustainable solution. You can raise funds for that needy person – the old man who sells toys, the underprivileged kid who learns with the books she finds in the trash, the old woman who is all alone after her son died – anyone who you think could use some monetary help – start a fundraiser for them on Ketto and we’ll guide you at every step. If you want to read stories of regular people changing lives by starting a fundraiser, go here.

Every child should have something to look forward this Diwali, right? How about taking rounds of your area and giving away chocolates/sweets/ice creams to children on the street. We’re sure your deed is going to light up their Diwali and their smiles are going to light up yours.

This way, by celebrating every festival, we’ll also be celebrating change. Won’t festivals become truly beautiful if we celebrate them this way? So how do you want to begin this tradition this Diwali?

How To Make A Difference To Someone This Diwali

The festival of lights is round the corner and we’re sure you are all busy looking for gifts for your loved ones. But while you spread the love among your friends and family, let’s also gift something to the children and communities that face a lack of even the basic needs – after all everyone deserves a ‘Happy Diwali’, right?

What would the gift be? Gift them with a contribution – even the smallest one would make a huge difference. This Diwali, here are 5 fundraisers that you can contribute and make a difference to:

Save A Critically Ill Child

screenshot_7There are so many underprivileged children in India who are critically ill and do not have the means to get their treatment done. No child should die because of lack of funds, keeping that thought in mind, the gorgeous Dia Mirza – ambassador of Genesis Foundation has pledged to save lives by raising funds towards their treatment.

You have the chance to brighten up the future of these little souls. Join Dia in her effort to help a child walk, play, jump, laugh and LIVE again by contributing to her fundraiser.

Light Up A House

There are over 306.2 million individuals in India that do not have access to the basic necessity of electricity. A large number of these people live in villages and over 75% of them are below the poverty line. Project Chirag started by 3 thoughtful girls – Noorie, Saumya and Saakshi aims to benefit inhabitants of these areas that have no access to light. After analysing 100 homes and their problems, they have come up with a simple solution – solar power. Once installed, solar powered lights are free, clean, and give constant light to a rural house.

Project Chirag is working to provide solar powered lights to every off-grid rural house in India – help their cause by contributing to their fundraiser.

Cheer Up The Children In Hospitals

screenshot_8There are a number of children who spend Diwali in hospitals as they are suffering from various illnesses and who may not have anything to look forward to this Diwali.

Uday Foundation helps underprivileged patients who are currently undergoing various medical treatments in government hospitals. Light up their lives by contributing to their fundraiser.

Light Up These Artisans’ House

screenshot_9Lack of electricity has left the villagers of Gotiguda, a small village in Odisha, in poverty. The villagers are highly skilled craftsmen who depend on Dokhra metal crafts for their livelihood. However, without electricity and lighting, they are unable to produce enough craft work and thus struggle to make ends meet.

The funds raised through this fundraiser will be used to set-up a solar micro-grid, provide lights and supply a polishing machine. This solution is built on community involvement and is designed to be a long-term, self-sustaining solution. Help them get the opportunities they deserve by contributing to their fundraiser.

Make Diwali Special For Truck Drivers

screenshot_10Everything that we need on a day to day basis is brought to our door step thus making our life simple and convenient. Over time this has become a necessity making us forget that it takes tremendous effort for the truck drivers who make this happen.

This Diwali, support WOW Truck’s initiative of spreading happiness to truck drivers and their families by contributing to their fundraiser.

So you see – there are so many people and causes you can make a difference to this Diwali. Light up their lives – trust us, it’s going to be way more illuminating than the diyas and lanterns.

For Our Fallen Soldiers


“I will observe and obey the commands of any officer set above me, even to the peril of my life” — Oath of an Indian Army Officer.


The Combined Defense Service Examination is held two times every year in the months of March and October, an average of 4,00,000 people sit for the tests, out of which only 8,000 are made eligible to join the forces.

Before their formal integration into the army the young aspirants take a pledge to serve their nation before themselves, and if need be, sacrifice their lives in the line of duty, for their country.

An oath they take with great pride and happiness.

The mighty ask of that pledge came true for 18 soldiers from the 10 Dogra and 6 Bihar regiments on the fateful morning of 18th September. While most of India slept comfortably in their beds the small town of Uri — an Indian army base along the LoC, was under seize by a group of four militants who crossed the border into India.

In a pre-dawn ambush, the terrorists infiltrated the camps and lobbed 17 grenades in under three minutes at the sleeping soldiers instantly killing 18, and further injuring 30 support staff and personnel.


As the families of the fallen heroes and the rest of the world woke up to the news, everyone at the Ketto India headquarters too, was deeply saddened and shocked at the development.

As the day progressed, what followed was a rhetoric from the Government of India, that every Indian had come to learn and accept. Condemnation of the ‘dastardly attacks’ was followed by an announcement of compensation for the family of the soldiers.

When that money would actually reach their families was a question without answer.


As the catalyst of social change, Ketto decided to take charge of the situation and use every resource available to them to help the soldiers. The team proactively started fundraisers in the name of each of the 18 soldiers.

The idea was simple — the money would directly, immediately and effectively reach their families, the funds would be transferred to their personal bank accounts, there would be no lags, no middle-men and no red tape.


Most of the soldiers hailed from India’s poverty stricken state of Bihar, where the man of the house was usually the sole bread earner for the family and his sudden and tragic death would mean financial mayhem for his dear ones.

Individuals, start-ups, MNC’s, celebrities and schools made-up the 18 entities that came together to adopt a campaign each, for the martyrs. And the list is still counting.


The collective efforts of the campaigners and their supporters have met with great success
The sharing of the fundraisers on social-media has brought awareness and traction to all the pages, ensuring individual contributions from all over the country and beyond. The ripple effect has been significant and vast ensuring financial stability for the grieving families.

In no particular order, here are names of all our fallen soldiers:

Havildar Ashok Kumar Singh, Naik SK Vidarthi , Sepoy Rakesh Singh, Sepoy Ganesh Shankar, Sepoy Rajesh Kumar Singh, Sepoy Harinder Yadav, Havildar NS Rawat, Sepoy Naiman Kuju, Sepoy Uike Janrao, Sepoy Bishwajit Ghorai, Sepoy G Dalai, Subedar Karnail Singh, Havildar Ravi Paul, Sepoy Javra Munda, Lance Naik G Shankar, Lance Naik RK Yadav, Sepoy TS Somnath and Sepoy K Vikas Janardhan

 

We’ve started the ‘Support Soldiers’ initiative to help families of our martyred soldiers by facilitating crowdfunding for their survival and sustenance. This initiative will remain active for all days of the year, needless to say, especially when we’re hit by tragic and unfortunate news of another brave soldier losing his life while protecting the country at the border.

If you too would like to show support, then adopt a martyred soldier by starting a fundraiser for them, contribute to either of the fundraisers or simply spread the word by sharing the link with your friends and family or you can just write to use at info@ketto.org.

Support Soldiers — An initiative by Ketto: supportsoldiers.ketto.org

We strive for accuracy and fairness, if you see something that doesn’t look right, write to info@ketto.org.

How The Generation That’s Always Chasing Time Can Do Good

We’re a fast paced, impatient generation.

We like our cabs picking up fast, our pizza getting delivered quickly and our internet connection only at 4G – anything that’s not fast is not good enough. In this ‘insta’ obsessed generation, here’s a perfect way to help a cause or a person, especially when we have an intent to help but struggle to find the time to do so.

We bring to you four causes that you can make a difference to by donating to their fundraiser on Ketto, right now and that too in a matter of just 3 minutes!

Virtually Parent These Adorable Puppies:

Read only if: You’re the kind of person who loves to pet and feed stray dogs wherever you go and you find yourself always looking out for them.

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Being an ardent animal lover, Smita knew she couldn’t leave the 8 puppies she spotted at a dangerous construction site all by themselves. With support from Janm Foundation, she rescued them and has already found homes for 3 of them.

Now she needs Rs. 3,500 every month to look after the other puppies’ nutrition, vaccination and even adoption. An amount as small as Rs. 200 will make a lot of difference – donate to help her find a home for these puppies.

Bring This Graffiti Artist Back On His Feet:

Read only if: Art and artists inspire you and you would like to help this young graffiti artist get his chemotherapy sessions done.

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From a mechanical engineer to a graffiti artist filmed by the popular energy drink Red Bull, Karitkey’s story has been truly inspiring. After braving a lot of financial and emotional struggles in his career path, he decided to start his own art firm with his partners. Sadly, the day he decided to sign the papers and get his firm registered, he was diagnosed positive with Stage 4 – Hodgkin Lymphoma.

He is currently undergoing chemotherapy at Navy Hospital, Colaba and need funds for continuous sessions – donate to help him in his battle against cancer.

Help Her Represent India On An Expedition To Antarctica:

Read only if: You’re passionate about protection of the environment and sensitive towards concepts like climate change, usage of polythene bags, carbon footprint etc.

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A young passionate girl Bhavna has been selected to represent India at the Leadership with an edge program, part of International Antarctic Expedition 2017. The purpose for the expedition is to engage and inspire the next generation of leaders to take responsibility to build resilient communities and in doing so, preserve Antarctica. This unique initiative encompasses leadership, the environment, education and survival.

This once in a lifetime opportunity comes at a cost. She needs Rs. 10,00,000 for the expedition fee, air travel, extreme weather clothing and equipment – donate to send her to Antarctica!

Gift Drinking Water To Slum-Dwellers:

Read Only If: You believe that safe, clean drinking water is not a privilege and everyone deserves it.

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Manya and Sana have taken a pledge to provide pure drinking water to slum-dwellers in and around Delhi and Gurgaon. People living in these slums are subject to various waterborne diseases, caused primarily by drinking untreated water that is mixed with chemicals and other impurities. Lack of alternatives leaves them with no choice but to drink this water.

By contributing as little as Rs. 1,500 you can gift a family life – donate to provide water filters in the homes of the less fortunate.

There’s no better way of using 3 minutes of your life than making an impact on the causes that you believe in. If you ended up donating to any of the causes mentioned above, we’re sure you’ll agree.

10 People Who Can Help You Win Free Tickets To Global Citizen Festival India!

Wondering who you can approach so you can create meaningful impact and also win tickets to the Global Citizen Festival India, to see Coldplay, JAY Z, and several Indian artists LIVE? Think no more!

Presenting 10 people around you who can get you closer to watching Coldplay LIVE right now:

1. The People You’re Going With – Your lucky friends who are going to win a chance to experience the most anticipated event of the year and 90 minutes of Coldplay because of you HAVE to make donations to help you move closer to your goal – that’s only fair, right? So get them to make generous donations right now!

2. Your Parents – Now your friends are probably asking you to donate to their fundraisers so they can win free tickets too, but thankfully you can count your parents out of the fundraising challenge. Put on your best behaviour and get them to donate individually. Don’t forget to remind them that they’ll be making a huge difference to the cause that you’re supporting.

3. Your Close Friends – How can you expect anyone else to support your fundraiser if your close friends don’t set the ball rolling? Ask them to make a donation and promise them a nice lunch treat in return.

4. Uncle Who Pampers You Every Diwali – We all have that one uncle who religiously gets us gifts every Diwali. This year, sacrifice that gift for a good cause and ask your uncle to donate to your fundraiser instead. If you hit your goal, you know it’s going to be totally worth it.

5. Aunt Who Stays In The US – Remember that family friend who stays in the US and sends her love with fancy gifts? Skype call them today and tell them about your fundraiser and how if they make a donation, they’ll not just be helping you move closer to free tickets, they’ll also be making a difference to a cause in India inspite of being away in another continent! Ketto accepts donations in both Rupees (INR) & Dollars (USD), so they can feel free to donate any amount they’re comfortable with.

6. Friend Who Owes You Money – Remember that friend who casually borrowed money from you and hasn’t paid you back yet? It’s payback time, only better, because his/her money will directly go for a good cause.

7. Friend Who Cares A Lot – You know that friend whose Facebook wall & Twitter feed is filled with opinions about how the world can be a better place? It’s time to reach out to them! Based on the cause you’ve started a fundraiser for, get in touch with your feminist friends, friends who believe in the power of education and all your righteous friends! Explain your cause to them and we’re sure that’s going to be enough for them to donate to your fundraiser.

8. Friend Who Won’t Be Able To Make It – If you have friends who are Coldplay/JAY Z fans and are going to miss the Festival because they’re going on a trip this November, let them know that the best way to make a difference to the charity their favourite band/artist supports is by donating to your fundraiser and helping you get a chance to see them live. If not them, then you, right? As a thank you, promise them videos and Snapchat stories from the Festival.

9. Your Boss – Tell your boss that you’re raising funds for a good cause and why it means so much to you! Knowing how good an employee you’ve been, ask if s/he would like to make a donation. No matter how small or big the amount, we’re sure your boss would be pleased to see a different side of you.

10. Believe in #ShuruaatHoonMain – And most importantly, it all begins with you! You’re the starting point of this beautiful movement for all your friends and family so the first donation has to come from you – you spearheaded it after all. So if you’ve still not donated to your cause, do it right away!

So, how many have you reached out to already?

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