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Help shield the street vendors and homeless from killer air pollution

As per the latest Global Burden of Disease Study, each year, more than 1.2 million people in India die only because of air pollution. These are only conservative estimates.  

Incidentally, most of us would regard this menace, a slow poison, as something that will pass through. Yes, it will pass through, but it will damage many young lungs, shoot incidences of asthma, aggravate cataract and cervical cancer, and many more.

We cannot ignore this any further.

People from this vulnerable group live, sleep, eat, cook, play and work on the pavement next to the road. Those who are engaged as street vendors, and not into begging, chose to purchase a basic surgical mask during the recent episode of peak poor air quality in New Delhi. A basic surgical mask provides zero protection under bad air quality situation.

Is bad air quality the new norm in Indian cities and towns? And should we do nothing?

We are a group of dynamic individuals from different walks of life. This idea was the brainchild of Martand, a development practitioner who works in the area of energy access and indoor air pollution. He is also one of the co-authors of the WHO India report (https://www.who.int/airpollution/publications/en/)

A message sent in a WhatsApp group, a prompt reply by Adhira,  led her techie husband Utsav to be involved to develop a website maskfund.org (yet to go Live). We are here to partner with you on this mission of #SocialGood. 

Please help us in facilitating a good quality mask to the most vulnerable. We start our campaign with homeless people in and around Lodhi Road in New Delhi, India.

A break up of expenses (indicative) is mentioned below:

Cost of 100 masks in INR: 100 x 220 = 22000

Cost logistics: INR 1000
Contingency: INR 2000
Total expense: INR 25000
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14th December 2019
Dear Donors and Funders,

We are excited to inform you that while we had procured 50 numbers of Venus FFP2 masks in the last month, we plan to purchase a few more over the weekend.

We plan to do the mask distribution before Christmas week. Next, we also wish to share with you that we have reached out to the India Habitat Center in New Delhi to seek their permission for distributing masks to security guards, gardeners and others who are deployed in a similar role.

We will very soon reach out to you to seek your help and encouragement during the mask distribution and we will very soon get back to you with more updates.

Sincerely,
MaskFund Team
Dear Donors and Funders,

We are excited to inform you that while we had procured 50 numbers of Venus FFP2 masks in the last month, we plan to purchase a few more over the weekend.

We plan to do the mask distribution before Christmas week. Next, we also wish to share with you that we have reached out to the India Habitat Center in New Delhi to seek their permission for distributing masks to security guards, gardeners and others who are deployed in a similar role.

We will very soon reach out to you to seek your help and encouragement during the mask distribution and we will very soon get back to you with more updates.

Sincerely,
MaskFund Team
15th November 2019
Dear Donors,

We can't thank you enough for believing in us. It is indeed our great pleasure to have you on board with us on this mission of #SocialGood.

With your very generous support, we have achieved our first milestone, our initial target of INR 25000. We have already raised more than INR 30,043.

Over the weekend, we will negotiate a price with vendors of the good quality masks and post photos. Also, we will place purchase orders.

We want to hear from you if you can join us for the mask distribution event in the coming days.
Please feel free to write to us: maskfund@gmail.com

Thank you very much!!!

Team MaskFund.org
 


Dear Donors,

We can't thank you enough for believing in us. It is indeed our great pleasure to have you on board with us on this mission of #SocialGood.

With your very generous support, we have achieved our first milestone, our initial target of INR 25000. We have already raised more than INR 30,043.

Over the weekend, we will negotiate a price with vendors of the good quality masks and post photos. Also, we will place purchase orders.

We want to hear from you if you can join us for the mask distribution event in the coming days.
Please feel free to write to us: maskfund@gmail.com

Thank you very much!!!

Team MaskFund.org
 


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Rs.51,232 raised

Goal: Rs.100,000

Beneficiary: Martand S info_outline

Supporters (42)

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SV donated Rs.1,500
M
Manpreet donated C$60

Martand Cheetah

A
Anonymous donated Rs.100
NS
Neha donated Rs.500
AK
Amit donated Rs.2,000

A praiseworthy initiative, which needs to be accompanied by regular sensitization.

RS
Rashi donated Rs.500