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Online Crowdfunding Brings Next Big Disruption in Social Activism

Business World Apr 19 2018

Crowdfunding can be a quick and easy way to meet such unanticipated, pressing needs. The Chennai floods at the end of 2015 was a milestone in Indian online fundraising. The city was hit by the worst rains it had seen in the last 100 years. Caught off guard, hundreds lost their lives, while thousands of families were displaced. On one hand, non-profit organisations provided on-ground relief, setting up camps and providing basic necessities. On the other, there were some unsung heroes raising funds online from their social circles, for big or small causes that mattered to them. Read more

A friendly Mammalian

Deccan Chronicle Apr 19 2018

20-year-old animal activist Zabi Khan is on a mission to build the city’s first animal sanctuary by crowdfunding for the same. Read more

Medical Crowdfunding Makes Healthcare Available to All

Business World Apr 18 2018

In India itself, over 600 million people have little or no access to healthcare. There is an important distinction to be made between the ability to access healthcare services and its successful delivery to a wide population. A right to healthcare may be guaranteed in law but not actually available in reality, especially in remote or underdeveloped regions. It does not mean free coverage for all possible health interventions, regardless of the cost, as no country can provide all services free of charge on a sustainable basis. It may be accessible but not affordable. Read more

A deep dive into angel investments made by founders of Flipkart, Paytm and Ola

YourStory Apr 18 2018

While Paytm’s Vijay started investing as early as 2010 (social venture Milaap was Vijay’s first angel investment), Binny and Sachin began angel investing only in 2013 and 2014 respectively. Read more

A home to return to

The Hindu Apr 13 2018

Twenty-year-old Zabi Khan, has a long list of nominations and ‘first’ to mention with his name as he introduces himself. Read more

World Health Day: Lack of funds main hinderance to cure cancer, say doctors

Nyooz Apr 07 2018

Universal coverage is important here due to the growing lifestyle ailments. According to the National Cancer Registry programme of the National Centre for Disease Informatics and Research (ICMR), one out of eight men has the possibility of developing cancer in his lifetime (0-74 years). Read more

World Health Day: Lack of funds main hinderance to cure cancer, say doctors

DNA Apr 07 2018

As the World Health Day will be observed globally on April 7, where the theme is 'Universal Health Coverage- Health for All', doctors in India say that the major factor hindering patients from getting the cure is funds. Universal coverage is important here due to the growing lifestyle ailments. Read more

Why Indians are crowdfunding medical treatments

Times of India Apr 07 2018

“More than half of the active fundraisers on Milaap are for medical and emergency cases,” says Anoj Viswanathan, president and co-founder, Milaap. According to him, increased internet penetration and the spread of social media has led to more people crowdfunding medical treatment for themselves or for family and friends Read more

In the town of Bagru, block-printing sets the tone for livelihood

YourStory Apr 06 2018

During the summer and winter months in Bagru, one can see a colourful array of hand-printed fabric hanging over balconies and clotheslines, or spread on open grounds on either side of the road in every corner. Read more

Crowdfunding: A new tool to meet medical emergencies

UNI Apr 06 2018

Crowdfunding platforms have of late, emerged as a new tool, apart from the insurance agencies in meeting the fund requirements for health –related expenses. India’s private healthcares spend currently stands at $90 billion a year. Of this, merely a third is covered by insurance, and the balance $60 billion is met largely with borrowings from friends and family. Read more

Xiaomi Launches Its Crowdfunding Platform in India

Indian Web Apr 06 2018

Though Crowdfunding is not as popular as in the US, nevertheless there are many new and emerging crowdfunding platforms such as Ketto, Milaap, Impact Guru, Crowdera, Desiredwings, Bitgiving and FuelADream. Last year, Desiredwings,a reward based crowdfunding platform, acquired Catapooolt.com to together become the largest crowdfunding platform with various diversified successfully funded campaigns to its portfolio Read more

Jumbo mortgage lender Eave launches in Colorado, promising “ethical mortgages”

Housing Wire Apr 06 2018

On the other hand, the company claims that it helps create a “safe” home in India each time it closes a loan. According to the company, Eave donates $500-$750 per home to a company called Milaap, an Indian crowdfunding platform for personal and social causes, so “families can create the homes they need.” Read more

Revolutionary Mortgage Lender Eave Launches In Colorado

Business Insider Apr 06 2018

Working with a development company, Milaap, Eave donates $500-$750, so families can create the homes they need. Read more

Slam Out Loud Brings Arts Into Education

CNBC News Apr 04 2018

Teach for India fellows Jigyasa Labroo and Gaurav Singh are bringing arts into education in under-served schools so that children can find their voice. With their project Slam Out Loud, they believe that art can create a space for expression and give children a platform where they receive unconditional positive regard.Slam Out Loud is a project under the foundation 'Arts for Social Change, India,' that works at the intersection of arts, education and leadership development with a vision. Read more

Slam Out Loud Brings Arts Into Education

NDTV Apr 04 2018

Teach for India alumni Jigyasa Labroo and Gaurav Singh are bringing arts into education in under-served schools so that children can find their voice. With their project Slam Out Loud, they believe that art can create a space for expression and give children a platform where they receive unconditional positive regard. Read more

Battling ancient traditions, Bhil women want to change their lives for their better

YourStory Apr 03 2018

With the changing scenario and better government policies in place, Madhuben and 17 lakh Bhil women in India, hope to play a stronger role in their families. They wish to get better education and be independent. They want to earn better and contribute towards the family. And most of all they wish for a better future, so that future generations of women would be respected just like tribal Bhil warriors should be. Read more

Pediatric Liver Transplant is rewarding because the child can grow up and live a complete life: Dr. Sonal Asthana

The Economic Times Mar 31 2018

We estimate that approximate anywhere between 5 to 10 thousand children require transplant every year while the number of transplants done in India are less than 150-200. So, we are barely scratching the surface of what is required for transplantation in our country at this time. Read more

Akriti Heer's motivational story of change

Dainik Bhaskar Mar 29 2018

Need Your Support To Represent India At The Top Of The World https://milaap.org/fundraisers/help-mountaineer-. Read more

45 Angel Investors Putting Their Trust In the Growing Startup Culture In India

MensXp Mar 27 2018

Mention: Vijay Shekhar Sharma: Vijay Shekhar Sharma is the Founder and CEO of Paytm. He holds a degree in Electronics & Communications from Delhi College of Engineering. These are his portfolio companies: Unacademy, GOQii, Flyrobe, sourceeasy, InnerChef, The Ken, Milaap, TapChief, Remitware Payments, FactorDaily, ZAPR, Innov8 Coworking, DealStreetAsia, hiver, Read more

This man literally carved out a mountain single-handedly!—the reason will make you feel inspired

Goodtimes Mar 27 2018

Determination can push a man to do great and extraordinary things. Love can break boundaries and even carve mountains. The combination between love and determination can set a man to achieve the impossible. That is what happened to the late Dashrath Manjhi also known as ‘The Mountain Man’. Read more

Aajicha Ghar: A place where children of sex workers can reclaim their childhood

TimesNow News Mar 26 2018

Through her NGO, Aajicha Ghar which roughly translates to Nani Ka Ghar, Sawant has given shelter to numerous transgenders and children of ‘sex workers'. In a conversation with Milaap, Sawant shared her story and what inspired her to take up this noble job. Read more

How one man’s mission is bringing Ladakh its first university

YourStory Mar 23 2018

Sonam Wangchuk’s famous SECMOL plans to launch Himalayan Institute of Alternatives, Ladakh, to encourage experiential learning via practical application of knowledge. Read more

Trans-mommy Gauri Sawant has a new dream: a Nani ka Ghar for children of sex workers

YourStory Mar 23 2018

After adopting 5-year-old Gayatri in 2001, Gauri Sawant is working on her pet project, a home where children of sex workers will be provided with shelter, food, healthcare, and basic education. Read more

Once a Devadasi, here’s the remarkable story of how Sitavva won a Padma Shri award

YourStory Mar 22 2018

Sitavva Jodatti, who was ‘dedicated’ as a Devadasi when she was 7 years old, has helped eradicate the Devadasi system in Belgaum and changed the lives of over 4,000 women. Read more

A renowned Bengaluru Physician and Cardiologist continues to offer FREE Medical Care to more than a 1000 villagers every Sunday at his Farm.

Book Of Achievers Mar 20 2018

Any and all kind of help is welcome. The Doctor says “I need a lot of funds to carry on the good work” and anyone interested can send him an email Drramanarao@Yahoo.Com and Donate Directly Or Through The Crowd Funding Link https://milaap.org/fundraisers/villageclinic One can reach the clinic on this number (080 23616666). Read more

Disabled man who is unemployed, crowdfunds to pay his alimony

NewzHook Mar 19 2018

Shiv Kumar, a 43-year-old year old disabled man in New Delhi, is trying to raise Rs five lakh through crowd funding. He needs to pay the amount as alimony. Shiv Kumar says he is unable to work because he is disabled. So he has turned to the crowd funding platform Milaap to raise the funds. Read more

Disabled Delhi man crowdfunds to pay alimony

IndiaToday Mar 19 2018

"Now when the decision on final settlement happened, he asked for help and I thought a crowdfund through Milaap (a crowdfunding platform) would be the most appropriate way," she said. Read more

Delhi man crowdfunds to pay alimony

News VTV 24 Mar 19 2018

"Now when the decision on final settlement happened, he asked for help and I thought a crowdfund through Milaap (a crowdfunding platform) would be the most appropriate way," she said. Read more

Disabled delhi man crowdfunds to pay alimony

YouNews Mar 19 2018

Shiv Kumar (Image: YouTube) A 43-year-old physically challenged man from Delhi's Kalkaji area has gone for crowdfunding to arrange about Rs 5 lakh in alimony that he needs to pay his wife to settle their divorce case. Read more

Disabled Delhi man crowdfunds to pay alimony

InfoBusket Mar 19 2018

"Now when the decision on final settlement happened, he asked for help and I thought a crowdfund through Milaap (a crowdfunding platform) would be the most appropriate way," she said. Read more

Delhi man crowdfunds to pay alimony

NewsBoss Mar 19 2018

Shiv Kumar, a 43-year-old physically challenged man from Delhi's Kalkaji area has gone for crowdfunding to arrange about Rs 5 lakh in alimony that he needs to pay his wife to settle their divorce case. Read more

A crowdfunding platform is using AI to change how it raises money

VCCircle Mar 19 2018

The co-founder said Milaap is using AI-driven chatbot technology which it believes will help save considerable time, resources and money. The chatbot initially connects with someone who is looking to start a fundraising campaign. "With the deployment of the bot, the person enters information asked by the bot in a conversational manner rather than having to fill a lengthy form," said Choudhary Read more

Disabled Delhi man crowdfunds to pay alimony

Dainik Bhaskar Mar 19 2018

दिल्ली में 43 साल का ये शख्स पत्नी के अत्याचारों से मुक्ति चाहता है। इसके लिए वो उसके भरण पोषण के लिए 5 लाख रुपए चंदा मांगकर पर इकट्ठा कर रहा है। शिव कुमार नाम का ये शख्स एक न्यूजपेपर डिस्ट्रीब्यूटर था। लेकिन एक हादसे में दिव्यांग हो गया। हादसे में उसे सिर में गंभीर चोट आई और करीब एक साल तक बिस्तर पकड़ लिया था। शिव कुमार ने आरोप लगाया है कि हादसे के तुरंत बाद पत्नी उसे छोड़कर चली गई थी। Read more

350 கிராமப்புற பெண்களின் எதிர்காலத்துக்கு வழிகாட்டும் முயற்சிக்கு உதவுங்கள்!

YourStory Tamil Mar 17 2018

ஒரு பயிற்சி பட்டறை மூன்று நாட்களுக்கு நடக்கவிருக்கிறது. ஒரு மாணவிக்கு ரூ.1500 என 350 மாணவிகளுக்கு 5,25,000 ரூபாய் நிதியை மிலாப் என்னும் கூட்டு நிதி திரட்டல் தளம் மூலம் திரட்டி வருகிறது இவ்வமைப்பு. இதுவரை 75000 ரூபாய் நிதி திரட்டியுள்ளனர். இந்த பின்தங்கிய கல்லூரி மாணவிகளுக்கு உதவ நினைத்தால் https://milaap.org/fundraisers/bodhitree இந்த இணையதளத்தில் நிதி உதவி செய்யலாம். Read more

On A Hearty Mission

Madurai Express Mar 16 2018

A doctor couple from Madurai is on a mission to save a million hearts Read more

Milaap aids fundraising for treatment of complex ailments and emergency healthcare for the needy

Dainik Asom Mar 15 2018

Milaap starts fundraising for medical treatment in Assam, and has raised over INR 1 Crore for medical treatment in Assam Read more

Crowdfunding platform for medical emergencies

The Sentinel Mar 14 2018

Assam online communities enable access to better healthcare : Milaap Read more

Blind Bengaluru teacher is crowdfunding to save his school for disabled. Help now

Daily Hunt Mar 13 2018

Now the school is constructing a new strong building with a dining hall, a kitchen and three classrooms, but the money crunch stands between Kathavarayan and his vision. As a final attempt, he has begun a crowdfunding campaign on Milaap in the hope that people will step up and help. We now turn to Pradeepa, who has been a volunteer at WARDS for the past eight years. "I feel very happy when I'm with the children. Their smiles bring so much peace. Despite all the issues, they still smile," she says, in awe of their innocence. Here's where you can help this teacher and his school: https://milaap.org/fundraisers/wards Read more

Blind Bengaluru teacher is crowdfunding to save his school for disabled. Help now

EdEx Live Mar 13 2018

CM Kathavarayan has been running WARDS, a school for disabled children for the past 26 years. Currently, the school is facing an extreme fund crunch even when crowdfunding efforts are in full swing Read more

Crowdfunding claim Rs. 1 cr

The Telegraph Mar 12 2018

Fundraisers from Assam have collected nearly INR 1 Crore so far, for various causes such as cancer care, treatment for rare medical conditions, kidney transplants or even to address local community concerns in rural areas. Read more

Milaap set to enable access to better healthcare in Assam

Dainondin Barta Mar 12 2018

Milaap aids fundraising for treatment of complex ailments, emergency healthcare, natural disasters Read more

Milaap aids fundraising for treatment of complex ailments and emergency healthcare

Ganadhikar Mar 11 2018

Milaap starts fundraising for medical treatment in Assam, and has raised over INR 1 Crore for medical treatment in Assam Read more

Milaap aids fundraising for treatment of complex ailments and emergency healthcare

Niyamiya Barta Mar 11 2018

Milaap starts fundraising for medical treatment in Assam, and has raised over INR 1 Crore for medical treatment in Assam Read more

Saving Marathi schools: School, NGOs, crowdfunding portal join hands

Indian Express Mar 11 2018

A Marathi medium school and several non-profit organisations in the city have come together to prevent closure of Marathi schools by creating awareness and crowd funding. Read more

Milaap provides a platform to help those in need

ASOMIYA KHABAR Mar 11 2018

Milaap starts fundraising for medical treatment in Assam, and has raised over !NR 1 Crore for medical treatment in Assam Read more

मानवता की सेवा में मिलाप का सराहनीय प्रयास

Samachaarjyoti Mar 10 2018

असाध्य रोग चिकित्सा, आपातकालीन सहायता, प्राकृतिक आपदा के समय में सोशल मीडिया क्राउड फण्ड के ज़रिये ज़रूरतमंदों को सहायता मिलाप का मुख्या उद्देश्य है. Read more

Milaap aids fundraising for treatment of complex ailments, emergency healthcare, natural disasters

Batori Kakot Mar 10 2018

Online communities from Assam are enabling access to better healthcare Read more

They said boys cannot be mothers.

Badass Womaniya Mar 10 2018

"They said boys cannot be mothers. Not having a uterus does not stop me from being a mother." #IAmHer Read more

Milaap's help to the financially weak

Dainik Janambhumi Mar 10 2018

Milaap brings fundraising platform in Assam for needy Read more

Over INR 1 crore raised for needs from Assam

Asomiya Pratidin Mar 09 2018

Milaap aids fundraising for treatment of complex ailments, emergency healthcare, natural disasters Read more