Human’s of Bombay needs no introduction; they feature the lives of a huge array of people living in India’s most enigmatic, paradoxical and distinct city. Very few can make the hammering difference that Humans of Bombay’s Karishma Mehta has made to the lives of Mumbai’s citizens, giving voices and a platform for expression to everyone. However, this revolutionary goes a step further and starts campaigns for some of Bombay’s most poignant and distressing personal and social cases.
Every campaign Humans of Bombay has started on Ketto has met with overriding success in a matter of hours. Yes, HOURS! Imagine having the power to provide a little girl with means to fund her chemotherapy in a few hours, or saving an entire institution from shutting down in a day, or providing young girls with a home a quick instant. This is exactly what Human’s of Bombay has been doing in the past months; no, it’s not a miracle, its simple crowdfunding added to one of the most powerful catalogs of Bombay’s voices.
One of Humans of Bombay’s early campaigns raised money for Kranti’s daughters of sex workers who were kicked out of their apartment once the landlord learnt about their background. Humans of Bombay managed to hit the goal amount of 5 lakh in a matter of hours (15 to be precise). What’s more, they exceeded their goal amount by approximately 28%, raising a total of 6.39 lakh for the young Kranti girls.
Humans of Bombay also managed to help young Upahar, diagnosed with blood cancer at the tender age of 14, procure treatment for bone-marrow transplant. Within a day, the goal of 10 lakh was met – and exceeded.
Humans of Bombay’s latest project is to help Happy Feet Home, India’s first Children’s Hospice that provides free of cost emotional, psycho-social and spiritual support to children with life threatening or life limiting illnesses. After recent changes in the organization, the finances are in a mess, with only Rs. 35000/- in the Happy Feet bank account. The hospice requires 2.15 lakh a month to run, and Humans of Bombay managed to raise over 10 lakhs, again in 15 hours, to help them sustain their home for a few months. Unsurprisingly, the campaign has raised more than Rs. 70,000 over the goal amount.
I guess we can’t all have the same dramatic impact that Humans of Bombay has, but we all CAN have an impact nonetheless. As Mahatma Gandhi has been quoted to say, “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” So, what are you waiting for? If you or someone you know are in need of funds, take Humans of Bombay’s road and make big differences in someone’s life.