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I am fundraising for water filtering devices for Nepal earthquake survivors

Why are we fundraising?

Goonj is extending relief to the survivors / victims of the recent earth quake in Nepal. Water is in scarce supply and there is also an issue of contamination post the calamity, which creates a high risk for water-borne epidemics.

We are raising funds to aquire light-weight portable water filters (Lifestraw) which can transform microbiologically contaminated water into safe, clean drinking water - ideal for people displaced by natural calamities.

Feetoffground headed by Aalok Bharadwaj is working with us to source the product from a wholesaler, and he has also very kindly offered to give us a handful of Lifestraw personals at no cost.

What do we plan to do with the funds?

Purchase about 400+ Lifestraw bottles called Lifestraw Go. Each has a capacity of filtering about 1000 litres / 264 gallons. To give context: 1 lakh ~ 200+ bottles, 2 lakhs ~ 300+ bottles , 3 lakhs ~ 400+ bottles.

We have already initated purchase of Lifestraws worth 2 lakhs after meeting our first monetary goal, and will continue to do more.

10% of the funds will go towards logistics - direct shipment from wholesaler, freight charges and taxes.

How does this work? Where does the money go?

This is how it will go:

a. The money will be raised online via Milaap and through bake sales conducted by The Bake Collective in Mumbai and Bangalore.

a. The money will be transferred to the wholesaler using support from FeetOffGround.

b. The purchased items will be shipped to a location as per Goonj's preference.

c. Goonj's relief team will handle the on ground distribution of Lifestraws in Nepal.


  • Alicia Dsouza / / +91 9986085859
  • The Bake Collective

        Bangalore: Kavita Gonsalves- 9886341734 | Joyline Rodrigues-  9845387444 | thebakecollectivebangalore@

        Mumbai: Charlene Vaz - 98332 58908 |

  • Aalok Bharadwaj /

Mumbai: 5:00 to 9:00pm on Saturday 30th May 2015 @ Al's Tattoo and Studio
Bangalore: 5:00 to 9:00pm on Saturday 30th May 2015 @ Rangoli Metro Centre


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13th May 2015
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115 Lifestraw Go Bottles & 200 Lifestraws packed and ready to head to Goonj Delhi Office tomorrow.

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raised of Rs.377,700 goal

112 Supporters

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Payment options: Online, cheque pickups

Beneficiary: Goonj info_outline

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Supporters (112)

Pawan donated Rs.1,000
Atul donated Rs.1,000

God bless people of Nepal and thanks Charlene vaz for taking this initiative

TARUN donated Rs.50
TheBakeCollective donated Rs.30,220

From our BakeSale in Mumbai! :)

Anonymous donated Rs.1,000
Prasad donated Rs.1,000

Great job. I am thankful to you for giving me this opportunity. God Bless Nepal.