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Support Maatram Foundation - Laptop Drive

I am Organizing this Fundraiser to support students of an NGO named Maatram Foundation based in Chennai. Website - www.maatramfoundation.com.

Maatram leads transformation in the lives of deserving underpriviledged students by providing quality sponsored education.

Maatram has sponsored over 1000 students for college education till date.
This year has been a challenging one so far. With Covid the students sponsored by the foundation are attending the colleges virtually. Most of the students do not have Computers and/or Wifi to stay connected virtually, and are behind schedule on their academics. This is an attempt to help provide a laptop to the students which will help them in their academic endeavor.

We have a quote from a distributor to provide discounted Laptop in India for Rs. 27,000 (USD $380 Approx) each. The quotation is attached in the documents sections. We are looking to purchase the laptops starting with a batch of 50 Laptops at a total price of Rs. 13,50,000 (USD $19,000) We are also collecting used Laptops in working condition. Shipping Used laptops to India from other countries has been a challenge - with Shipping rates, Customs and the time it takes to reach. We are seeking help in the following forms
1. Monetary donation via this Fundraiser
2. If you are located in India and would like to donate used laptops, please contact me via Email
3. If you are located outside India and are travelling to India in the next couple of weeks, will you be able to carry a used laptop to be personally dropped off at Maatram Foundation office. We will arrange to ship the laptop to you from a domestic donor

We are not seeking big donations from a few people, instead a small donation from a lot of donors. So, please spread the word. Together we can make this work and make a change.




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12th October 2020
Today, we have requested the disbursement of the funds that are collected so far. We will be putting in a Purchase order for 6 laptops with this funds. 
Today, we have requested the disbursement of the funds that are collected so far. We will be putting in a Purchase order for 6 laptops with this funds. 
5th October 2020
Hi Donors.

The response to the campaign has been just warm till now. May be my expectation was set too high :) But I am hoping that we will pick up some momentum this week.

Thanks a lot for your support. Just wanted to share some updates. We now have a Partner that will match 5% of every donation made with INR. Every payment that happens, 5% will be added to that payment. For example, every INR 1,000 will receive an INR 50 matching contribution on the campaign for a particular period of time (until the partner exhausts their funds). This seems like a great time to share the campaign and reach out to people to avail of the additional 5% benefit.

I was expecting $7500 (or 5.25 Lakhs INR) to place orders for the first batch of 20 laptops. We are well below that target. However, to avoid delays in helping the students, We are placing an order for 5 laptops right away. The colleges are starting this week. So, time is critical. Hopefully, we should be able to purchase more laptops in the coming days as we get more donors on board.

Thanks
Hi Donors.

The response to the campaign has been just warm till now. May be my expectation was set too high :) But I am hoping that we will pick up some momentum this week.

Thanks a lot for your support. Just wanted to share some updates. We now have a Partner that will match 5% of every donation made with INR. Every payment that happens, 5% will be added to that payment. For example, every INR 1,000 will receive an INR 50 matching contribution on the campaign for a particular period of time (until the partner exhausts their funds). This seems like a great time to share the campaign and reach out to people to avail of the additional 5% benefit.

I was expecting $7500 (or 5.25 Lakhs INR) to place orders for the first batch of 20 laptops. We are well below that target. However, to avoid delays in helping the students, We are placing an order for 5 laptops right away. The colleges are starting this week. So, time is critical. Hopefully, we should be able to purchase more laptops in the coming days as we get more donors on board.

Thanks
$2,207 raised

Goal: $19,000

72 Days to go

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