High treatment cost diseases like cancer don’t come with warnings. Imagine your loved one getting diagnosed with a disease like that when your bank balance is unprepared for the sudden blow. Even with mediclaim or health insurance, medical expenses in India can be horrifyingly large. Only 20% of the population choose to get their health insured. Hospital expenses for medical conditions can be very overwhelming both emotionally and financially. But there is hope – crowdfunding.
Let’s tell you why.
So, what is crowdfunding?
Crowdfunding is a process of raising funds through the combined endeavour of family, friends, relatives and people you know. That means when you’re experiencing a funding gap due to an unexpected diagnosis of a disease, instead of letting the financial crisis dip into your lifelong savings – you can turn to small contributions from your well-wishers and pay for your treatment. At times, people hesitate from asking for help because they think it’s embarrassing. But you need to know that there are many people out there who would be willing to help you out with a small or even a generous contribution – don’t hold back. Depending on the kindness of acquaintances and strangers can be difficult but it can do wonders to your cause. So if you need help, just ask for it!
As a crowdfunding platform, we try to help campaigners raise funds safely, and prevent fraud so the possibility of people supporting your cause increases. Many people feel more secure if you work through such platforms rather than asking directly for money.
Crowdfunding Medical Expenses in India
Over 10,000 campaigners have successfully raised funds by using medical crowdfunding. For instance, Nitesh needed help with his cancer treatment – he turned to the crowd and raised over Rs. 16 lakh in one day! Medical bills were becoming a huge problem for Mangcha a waiter in Bangalore when his college friend raised over Rs. 6 lakh for his surgery! Read more such stories here.
Starting a fundraiser is as easy as narrating your story to your friends in person, just create your fundraiser page, share your story and explain what you need money for, add supporting bills to make your fundraiser more transparent. With just their cab fare that day, their contribution can raise your amount enough to pay your bills.
So, ask for help because you’ll be surprised to see how many people are willing to help you out.