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Collector comes to aid of Kinnera folk singer

Telangana Today Jul 15 2020

Apart from the district administration’s move to help Poshappa, art and culture enthusiast Jaywant Naidu has also initiated an online fundraising campaign on crowdfunding portal Milaap, titled ‘Save Telangana Folklore tradition and Dakalli Poshappa, Kinnera singer’. Read more

Animal activists travel 150 km to rescue dog from borewell

The Times of India Jul 14 2020

Known for carrying out some of the most technically challenging rescues, AWCS is a 14-year-old organisation working for animal welfare. The non-profit organisation recently started an online fundraising campaign on Milaap to procure better safety equipment and to buy a rescue vehicle so that they don’t have to hire private vehicles, which is tough to afford on a regular basis. Read more

Crowdfunding for COVID-19 treatment? Kin seek help online as hospital bills shoot up

Times Now News Jul 03 2020

Several family members of Coronavirus patients have turned to crowdfunding in order to raise funds for the treatment considering the skyrocketing hospital bills. When it comes to those who have contracted the virus, the cost of seeking treatment is such that many are now opting for crowdfunding in order to raise funds. "I started a campaign on crowdfunding platform Milaap, but he passed away the next day," said Shakeel who is now looking to continue the campaign and seek money for his cousin's three little kids. "They now have no father and no money," he said. Read more

Crowdfunding helps pay Covid patients' hospital bills

The Times of India Jul 03 2020

Mustafa, a hawker selling clothes in Old City's bylanes, was just 34. His family had to sell their gold and use his meagre savings to meet medical expenses. But that was not enough. "I started a campaign on crowdfunding platform Milaap, but he passed away the next day," said Shakeel. Now Shakeel plans to appeal again for his cousin's three little kids. "They now have no father and no money," he said. Read more

Covid bills go up, kin turn to crowdfundig

The Times of India Jul 03 2020

With private hospitals charging astronomical amounts for Covid-19 care, many patients and their family members have taken to crowdfunding to meet medical expenses. The amounts collected range from Rs 4 lakh to Rs 15 lakh. Not surprisingly, most of the pleas come from poor and middle-class families. Some have lost their jobs recently. On Milaap, a plea for a patient reads: “He's currently out of work, the funds will be solely used for his extended hospitalization and support for his family.” The campaign raised Rs 1.22 lakh of a Rs 10 lakh target. A campaign for a journalist, who passed way, hoped to raise Rs15lakh for the family. On Ketto, a Covid-19 patient has posted how no amount of money seems enough. Read more

A salute, long overdue

Qrius Jul 02 2020

The work, sacrifices and contribution of doctors have recently gained great prominence and recognition. With a pandemic wreaking havoc over the country, many of them have been the only synonyms of hope. Read more

This techie quit his job to educate the children of Marathwada farmers who died of suicide

Edex Live Jul 01 2020

Ashok Deshmane, along with his wife Archana runs Snehwan, an NGO on the outskirts of Pune. They currently take care of 80 children Read more

Students of South Delhi School utilise crowdfunding platform to kick start donations campaign for the disadvantaged during COVID-19 lockdown

India Education Diary Jul 01 2020

Class 12 students Anahita Mahajan & Reana Soni from New Delhi’s Vasant Valley School, within a month of initiating a donations campaign to provide daily food essentials to the disadvantaged, today reached the amount pledged online on crowdfunding platform Milaap. Funds were also raised via offline community outreach, leading to a consolidated accumulation of INR 1,47,800 till date. Read more

National Doctor’s Day: Applauding our real life heroes

The Siasat Daily Jul 01 2020

Dr. Kalyan Chakravarthy works at Rainbow Hospital, Hyderabad. He understood the efforts of doctors at public hospitals. He started an online fundraising campaign on Milaap to supply PPE kits to doctors working in the government hospitals. The fundraiser has already raised Rs. 2 Lakh. He is targeting about 2500 – 3000 kits through this fundraiser. Dr. Kalyan identified JIPMER hospital, Puducherry and Govt hospitals in Hyderabad as beneficiaries. Read more

തന്റെ 6 വയസ്സുള്ള മകളെ രക്ഷിക്കാനുള്ള ഒരു മത്സ്യത്തൊഴിലാളിയുടെ അഭ്യർത്ഥനയ്ക്ക് ഓൺലൈൻ ദാതാക്കളിൽ നിന്ന് പിന്തുണ ലഭിക്കുന്നു

Times of Bahrain Jun 30 2020

ഏതാനും മാസങ്ങൾക്ക് മുമ്പ് മലപ്പുറം ജില്ലയിലെ താനൂരിൽ നിന്നുള്ള ഫാത്തിമ മുജീബ് എന്ന 6 വയസ്സുകാരിക്ക് ബ്രെയിൻ ട്യൂമർ ബാധിച്ചിരുന്നു. ഫാത്തിമയുടെ പിതാവ് മുജീബ് ഒരു മത്സ്യത്തൊഴിലാളിയാണ് Read more

കരുണയുടെ കൂട്ടായ്മയില്‍ നിന്നും മിലാപ് ശേഖരിച്ചത് 100 കോടി

Times of Bahrain Jun 30 2020

ദക്ഷിണേഷ്യയിലെ ഏറ്റവും വലിയ ക്രൗഡ് ഫണ്ടിംഗ് പ്ലാറ്റ്‌ഫോമായ മിലാപ് 2020 മാർച്ച് 22-ന് കോവിഡ് അനുബന്ധ ആവശ്യങ്ങൾക്കായി തങ്ങളുടെ പ്ലാറ്റ്ഫോം തുറന്നു. ഒരു മാസം കഴിഞ്ഞപ്പോഴേക്കും ആയിരക്കണക്കിന് വ്യക്തികൾ Read more

Conversations on a life of purpose after a divorce

The New Indian Express Jun 29 2020

But with the pandemic upon us, the duo moved their ventures to Zoom on April 8 with a conversation on ‘How to love a crisis.’ And since then, there has been no stopping them. Read more

Pandemic Heroes: This Class 12 student from Delhi is empowering women by enabling them to make masks amid COVID-19

Yourstory Jun 26 2020

A major fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown has been the loss of jobs and livelihoods. According to the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE), India’s unemployment rate stood at 27.11 per cent for the week ended May 3, up from under seven percent in mid-March. Not only has this led to financial insecurity amongst daily wage and migrant workers, but also prolonged destitution of people living below the poverty line. Read more

The fading sound of the Kinnera

The New Indian Express Jun 24 2020

“I cannot go out and perform due to my age and ailments. I get no pension and have no permanent house either.” Poshappa sings songs of Meera Saheb, Panduga Sayyanna, Bandlolla Kurmanna and other folklore. He also makes the Kinnera instrument meticulously. “There are very few surviving performers in and around the Mahbubnagar, Narayanpet districts of Telangana,” informs Poshappa. Jaywant Naidu, a writer on art and culture started this fundraiser on Milaap. Economically weak, they do not have their own place of living or stable income, and suffer from health issues. Read more

8-year-old diagnosed with life-threatening disease gets new lease of life

The New Indian Express Jun 24 2020

When eight-year-old Abina Byju was diagnosed with a life-threatening liver disease amid the Covid-19 pandemic, her family was shattered. Read more

Gave up on a dream to fight for daughter

The New Indian Express Jun 23 2020

But their ordeal is far from over. Baby Aushi still needs surgeries for her windpipe and a maxillo-facial surgery, so that she can breathe properly. The treatment also got delayed with many health professionals in the state testing positive for the virus. With financial resources drained, Shyam has started an online fundraising campaign on the crowdfunding platform, Milaap. With the help of hundreds of strangers across the world, he could collect `7.9 lakh for the surgery. Read more

Be yourself to free yourself: Sophia David

Telangana Today Jun 22 2020

Remember the difficulties Shilpa faced after returning home to her son Rasukutty and wife Jyothi after her transition in the film Super Deluxe? “I love that movie. It was beautifully made,” says Sophia David, a trans woman from Hyderabad who also faced problems after coming out to her family and friends. “Coming out to my family was the hardest thing. It was harder than fighting cancer. I was always their perfect child and I wanted to do right by them. But, every dinner table talk led to an argument. Our relationship got so sour that I had to move out of the house. We still have just one phone call every day at 10:30 pm for about 4-5 mins. My brother was extremely disappointed in me too. But I don’t want to walk away from my family. I had to let go of some friends, but I made new friends too. I could re-evaluate my friendships,” says Sophia. Read more

Want to listen to inspirational story of Gazal Raina who set up support group for divorcees?

The Times of India Jun 22 2020

In 2013, when she was in her mid-30s, Gazal realized that she was in a very dark place in life. Read more

Kerala: He fought the odds and saved his daughter

The Times Of India Jun 21 2020

Byju S is a happy man when he watches his eight-year old daughter Abina smile and play with her elder sister Adna. On Father's Day Abina's smile is the greatest gift for Byju who is was the donor. Read more

Kerala: Fundraiser brings timely relief to shikara operators

Kerala Kaumudi Jun 20 2020

In a bid to support the Shikara drivers, an online fundraiser was set-up on Milaap by private travel curators. Read more

Father’s gift: The inspiring story of gutsy daily wage-earner who struggles to save his daughter’s life

Hindustan Times Jun 20 2020

Jobless for over three months due to the Covid-19 shutdown, it was a bolt from the blue for daily-wage earner S Byju - a resident of Neyyatinkara in Thiruvananthapuram - when his 8-year-old daughter Abina Byju was diagnosed with serious liver ailment. She needed an immediate liver transplant to save her life, doctors said. Read more

Kerala: Fundraiser brings timely relief to shikara operators

The Times Of India Jun 18 2020

In a bid to support the Shikara drivers, an online fundraiser was set-up on Milaap by private travel curators. Read more

Coaching centre turns hunger saviour for students

The Hindu Jun 18 2020

Simple meals such as vegetable rice and curd rice were served, neatly packaged taking all precautions. Faculty too pitched in, and funds were also raised through Milaap crowd funding platform. The charity ended only after restrictions on take away food were removed. “We faced difficulty during the last 10 days when government had put a brake on food distribution. However, chief secretary Somesh Kumar helped us by tying us up with an NGO which delivered food,” Dr. Rambabu said. As the food was not sufficient, the institute supplemented it with various kinds of fruits from his own orchard. Read more

Folk artists find their beat online

The Times of India Jun 14 2020

Since the coronavirus outbreak, folk artists .. Read more

Folk artists find their beat online

The Times of India Jun 14 2020

Since the coronavirus outbreak, folk artists .. Read more

From feeding the stranded to helping them get home, Delhi Samaritans become helping hand for many

The Indian Express Jun 12 2020

Gullena Biraiah, an octogenarian from Telangana, wanted to go on a pilgrimage to Kashi (Varanasi) in Uttar Pradesh, following a bitter quarrel with his son. But a series of miscommunications due to language barrier prolonged his journey, making him board trains to Kolkata and Odisha before he ended up in Delhi again. Before he could proceed further, he was struck by another blow—the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown. Read more

Reaching out those in need

Telangana Today Jun 10 2020

Under the initiative, the four-member team is supplying food, gas, medical care to daily wage workers, migrant labourers, senior citizens, and pregnant women, stranded in and around multiple localities in Hyderabad. “We were able to cater more than 500 individuals so far directly through the Milaap fundraising platform. Also, we were able to reach out to nearly one lakh vulnerable people for the last three months by volunteering with Telangana Social Impact Group, Rythu Swarajya Vedika, Akshaya Patra and other social organisations,” says Abhijit. Read more

Pandemic Heroes: These volunteers have provided more than 30,000 meals, 2,000 masks and legal counselling to the underprivileged

Yourstory Jun 09 2020

Volunteers at Pranyas Development Foundation, as well as its founder Rahul Sharma, are on their feet to help the underprivileged and the healthcare workers, who are most vulnerable to the novel coronavirus. Read more

IIMs’ women graduates help migrants get home

The Hindu Jun 09 2020

A group of Indian Institute of Management (IIM) alumnae has raised ₹59 lakh since May 11 to ensure migrant labourers reach their homes. Read more

World Food Safety day: Lockdown brings out best in Hyderabadis to feed poor and hungry

NewsMeter Jun 07 2020

From common man on streets to small voluntary groups, the lockdown has brought out the best in Hyderabadis to feed poor and hungry. From ensuring food safety and security to crowdfunding, citizens have gone the extra mile to make the world the best place for people in need. On World Food Safety day, NewsMeter profiles some of the people and groups who have set out to change the world despite hardships. Read more

Here's how you can help trans persons tide over COVID-19 crisis

News Minute Jun 05 2020

Funds are being raised to support elderly trans persons, trans men and trans women in Chennai, Thoothukudi and Hyderabad. Read more

RED FM - Nashik Suresh Ediga Guest Worker's Campaign

RED FM - Nashik Jun 05 2020

RED FM - Nashik Suresh Ediga Guest Worker's Campaign 5th June Evening Show Read more

A new chapter for Kolkata’s neighbourhood of books

Live mint Jun 04 2020

Post cyclone Amphan, as book lovers troop in to help rebuild Kolkata’s ‘boi para’—the legendary hub on College Street—can it be an opportunity for the local books market and publishing industry to reinvent itself? Read more

Why I opted for crowdfunding platform Milaap to help Boipara

Indian Express Live Bangla Jun 04 2020

Super cyclone Amphan, has left Kolkata's beloved Boipara in ruins. Indrani Roy Mitra is crowdfunding to collect funds from every person who holds the place close to their heart and wants to restore both, the area and the tens of vendors and small publishers whose lives depend on it Read more

Here's how you can help trans persons tide over COVID-19 crisis

News Minute Jun 02 2020

Funds are being raised to support elderly trans persons, trans men and trans women in Chennai, Thoothukudi and Hyderabad. Read more

Donate Rs 200 for COVID relief and Make Me Garden will gift you a green friend in return

The New Indian Express-Edex Jun 01 2020

Hyderabad-based start-up Make Me Garden, which encourages people to garden with the help of their kits, completed a year of smooth and successful functioning in May, so they wanted to do something special. And they found the perfect win-win way to celebrate. "We source our products from those vendors who offer quality products and help society in a more meaningful way. So, we started a campaign on Milaap to accumulate funds to mitigate hunger and offer medical facilities and to anyone who donates over Rs 200, we offer them a green gift and in turn, our vendors get business too," says Rohith Gali, the 21-year-old who founded the start-up. Read more

Meet the man who was abducted by Maoists and pledged to give back to society

Bangalore Jun 01 2020

Vamsi Vardhan, 31, has come a long way since he was abducted by Maoists in 2014. He cleared the civil services exam, and launched an NGO focused on educating underprivileged children in his village in Andhra Pradesh. Read more

கோவிட் நிவாரணத்துக்கு 90 கோடி திரட்டியுள்ள மிலாப்

The Hindu Tamil May 31 2020

கோவிட் தொற்றுநோய்த் தாக்குதலின் பாதிப்பில் உலகமே உழன்றுகொண்டிருக்கும் இந்த நேரத்தில், முன்னெப்போதையும் விட நம்பிக்கையோடிருக்க வேண்டிய தேவை ஏற்பட்டிருக்கிறது. Read more

Transgender community made a difference

The Hindu Tamil May 31 2020

Transgender community has helped 200 members through crowdfunding on Milaap Read more

Great Bombay Circus to take virtual route, live-stream shows

DT Next May 31 2020

Rather than shutting down India’s oldest circus company, owners have decided to show live online, acrobatics, juggling acts, and a few acts by animals. Read more

Great Bombay Circus to take virtual route, live-stream shows

DT Next May 31 2020

The Grand Bombay Circus was founded in 1920 and performed mainly in Punjab and Sindh. Read more

This theatre group is feeding thousands of needy families amid COVID-19

Yourstory May 29 2020

The audience watched the drama unfold on stage as the lights slowly shone on the characters at play. There were spurts of laughter and tears of sorrow as the bride-to-be went looking for her father, spawning a side-splitting mess along the way. This was a small representation from a play called ‘Mama Mia’ performed by the Delhi-based non-profit entity Theatre For A Cause (TFAC). Read more

Booklovers Raise Funds To Restore Kolkata's College Street, Ravaged By Cyclone Amphan

Reader's Digest May 29 2020

College Street or Boi Para (roughly translating to ‘the neighbourhood of books’), Kolkata's one-stop destination for books and an intellectual hub for the city's authors and bibliophiles down the years, now wears a deserted, desolate look. If the coronavirus lockdown brought the bustling place to a standstill, with business shutdown for almost two months, cyclone Amphan devastated it physically. Hundreds of shops were waterlogged and thousands of books destroyed, floating out into the street even days after the cyclone. Read more

Hyd doctors provide masks, PPEs in Covid hospitals through crowdsourcing

NewsMeter May 28 2020

Protective gear for Covid-19 pandemic, like masks, eyeglasses, gowns, and gloves are limited in number and expensive. The shortage of PPE kits for frontline healthcare workers has inspired some doctors in Hyderabad city to look out for options of crowdfunding. The aim of the initiative is to control the exponential growth of the pandemic like in other states amongst the healthcare workers. Our medical fraternity needs to be protected while handling Covid-19 patients. Read more

Presidency alumni turn friends in need for Boipara

Times of India May 27 2020

Retired surgeon of UK’s National Health Service Nabakumar Basu is restless. Books floating in water and flattened stalls lining the two sides of College Street have prompted him Read more

Artists are seeking donations for Amphan-affected in Bengal. Here’s how you can help

Conde Nast Traveller May 27 2020

The scenes emerging from West Bengal in the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan are heartbreaking to say the least. The tropical storm, which made landfall on Wednesday, 21 May, has left a trail of devastation in its wake. Flooded streets. Wrecked homes. Displaced families. Trees downed. Power lines shot. Wailing humans. Frightened animals. Read more

Coronavirus in Mumbai: Masoom NGO steps in to facilitate virtual classes for night school students

The Free Press Journal May 25 2020

The Non-profit NGO appeals to donate second-hand smartphones and has also launched crowdfunding for same Read more

Bengaluru: From fitness to networking, students find solutions in crisis

Times of India May 24 2020

A group of Grade 4 students of Indus International School is crowdfunding to donate 2,000 personal protection equipment (PPE) kits to health workers. Read more

Intuit QuickBooks joins hands with Milaap to support small businesses in India during COVID-19

SME Channels May 23 2020

Intuit QuickBooks launched small Business Relief Initiative, in collaboration with Milaap, to help small and micro businesses in India to raise money to tackle the challenges arising from the COVID-19 lockdown. Intuit’s QuickBooks Online is the world’s leading financial management solution for small businesses and accountants. Read more

The Immersive Journey of a Social Entrepreneur May 23 2020

Understanding crowd-funding platforms, when to find an investor, evaluating a socially impactful business, understanding failures and opportunities during this situation to create impactful online businesses. Read more