Vishnu's online fundraiser for Rural Development | Milaap
I am fundraising to disability Awareness and Solar Lamp for Rural Karnataka
  • Vishnu

    Created by

    Vishnu Soman
  • SI

    This fundraiser will benefit

    Smileys India

    from Channapatna, Karnataka


Why am I fundraising?

One of the most important challenges in empowering a person with disability is not his disability or limitations linked to it. It is the mindset of the people which is not allowing a person with disability to work.

Many times it is hard for villagers to believe that people with disabilities can work or even function. So it's very important and high time to create the awareness about the employability of people with disabilities. By distributing solar lamps we are solving one of the issues which they are facing and this will help us creating a trust in them that we are not just speaking but we do act for them.

Many of the rural districts of Karnataka has less than 50 PwD passing 10th Standard, this will soon leave us with less people to get Skilled jobs

What are we doing?

This is a campaign designed for villages where volunteers will interact with people to create awareness by gathering them for distribution of solar Lamps.  (Awareness will be created on Jobs done by people with disability to inspire and encourage them to send their kids with disability for education)

Electricity is a major issue in Villages and we want to support them with Solar Lamps and create awareness about Employability of People with Disabilities.

As a part of scaling up livelihood and employment of people with disability, we are launching an awareness campaign across India, starting from Karnataka. And we have identified 40 Families of persons with disabilities with the support of Panchayat Development Officer to do our first activity.

What do I plan to do with the funds?

Buy 40 Solar lamps and panels

Arrange 20 volunteers travel to village to coordinate awareness activities

Snacks and small gift for all gathered villagers


Total number of Solar Lamps - 40
Price per Lamp + Solar panel - 1350 + 700 = INR 2050
Total Price for Solar Lamps = INR82,000

Expenses for Snacks and other expenses for the activity = INR10,000

Total = INR 92,000


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