Siddhesh's online fundraiser for Community | Milaap
Fundraising to provide a better tomorrow to a construction worker's family in Mumbai.
  • Siddhesh

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    Siddhesh Khavnekar

Why am I fundraising?

This is about a family who are daily wagers and work at a construction site(s) on daily wages which is as low as 3 - 5 dollars per day. At times it is even lesser. We wish to let this family know that they are special and they deserve something special. Below is the short interview we did with this family for


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“What is the one thing you both cherish about your life?”
“We both support each other through everything. We don’t crib. We try to be happy with what we have”
“So how long you are working in this construction field? How much do you get paid?”
“We are working together since last 3 years now and we are paid Rs.200 per person daily”
“Did you say 200? Is that enough to have minimum requirements for living”?
“NO – But we manage. We have no other options. Not all people on this earth are fortunate enough like you”
“And what did you do before 3 years of getting into this field?
“I was a salesman at a cloth store in my home town.”
“So why did you switch?”
“Circumstance changes a lot of things”

How much Fund do we raise?

Rs 15,000/-

What do we plan to do with the funds?

Details are as below

  • This family has 2 childrens who are currently not going to school
  • We would send the children to school. The cost would be :Admission + Books + school Uniform = Rs 15,000 (for 2 childrens) 

NOTE : Education is free, but the above cost is only for admission and school uniforms. If any amount is left, we shall open a bank account in the name of the children and put in fixed deposits. Intrest of which could help them in creative activities.

About Humans Of Mumbai and Myself.

My name is Siddhesh and i am from Mumbai, India. I am teamed up with my wife Rupali. We run a facebook page called as "Humans Of Mumbai" (of course you thought that right - inspired by Brandon's HONY). I am a IT professional working full time in a MNC in Mumbai and few reasons which i do this are as below,

  • I believe everyone has a story. Everyone needs help at some point in their life.
  • I meet people and talk to them. Try getting a story out of them.

My online campaign details are as below,

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This is our first fund raising campaign and i wish it helps someone get started and create an impact. 

Other Ways You Can Help

If you wish to directly contribute to this family, please get in touch with us. I shall directly take you to them and you can help the way you want. 

They usually work in different locations of Mumbai, but are always reachable.

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