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Floods ruin Assam as nation looks the other way

Tehelka Aug 31 2020

The northeastern state incurs an average annual loss of 200 crore due to the recurring flooding every year since 1950, yet the state’s disaster is far from being declared as a national calamity, reports Pari Saikia Read more

Buddies go beyond capabilities and prove friendship is thicker than blood

NewsMeter Aug 02 2020

“I decided to start an online crowdfunding campaign with Milaap to mobilise funds through my friends and their networks. I was working relentlessly to reach out to as many people as I could, sharing the campaign through social media and making personal calls to request and collect funds. Out of the target amount of Rs. 3 lakh, the campaign received around Rs. 2.5 lakh from over 130 donors across the world. I am happy I could do this to my friend,” added Pavan Kumar. Read more

Teenager raises funds to feed stray dogs in times of pandemic

The Hans India Aug 01 2020

With an aim to support strays, she started an online fundraising campaign with Milaap titles 'Strays Need Attention Too'. She also started collaborating with Animal Rights Activist Zabi Khan (a Padma Shri nominee, UN awardee and the founder of 'A Place To Bark') for online fundraising. With the money mobilised, Mishkkaa will support 'A Place To Bark' to buy food and distribute around the city. Read more

On Parents’ Day, stories of unmatched sacrifices surface during a raging pandemic

NewsMeter Jul 26 2020

Stemming from an underprivileged background, Shyam and his family were unable to gather the funds required for her surgery, and so in May, they decided to seek help from Milaap, a crowdfunding platform. Around Rs 7 lakh was required for Aushi’s surgery that was raised through online crowd-funding in just a few weeks. Despite this, Shyam continued to work as a motorcycle driver to earn money for Aushi’s upcoming surgeries hoping that his hard work will result in his daughter having a healthy life. Read more

Dimpu Baruah, CarryMinati and Abhineet Mishra Raise Funds For Assam Flood Victims

Guwahati Plus Jul 24 2020

Assam is facing the worst floods in years with lakhs of people affected. With generosity pouring in from different parts of the country, YouTube stars and internet sensations have appealed to citizens to come forward and help the flood victims in Assam. Read more

70000 మూగజీవాలను రక్షించిన తెలంగాణ యువకుడు

Lokal Jul 24 2020

మనం వెళ్లే మార్గం భిన్నంగా ఉంటే మనకు అందే గౌరవం కూడా అరుదైనదిగానే ఉంటుంది. ఓ తెలంగాణ యువకుడు అలాంటి భిన్న మార్గాన్నే ఎంచుకున్నాడు. మంచి చదువు, మంచి ఉద్యోగం, మంచి సంపాదన.. కానీ ఆ యువకుడు మాత్రం ఇవన్నీ వద్దనుకున్నాడు. నోరు లేని జీవులను రక్షించాలని లక్ష్యంగా పెట్టుకున్నాడు. అలా ఒకటి కాదు.. రెండు కాదు 70వేల మూగ జీవాలను రక్షించాడు. మూగ జీవాలను రక్షించేందుకు ఒక సంస్థనే ఏర్పాటు చేశాడు. అతనే ప్రదీప్ నాయర్.

Guwahati youngsters bring in an era of change

The Assam Tribune Jul 19 2020

This is definitely not the first time that the youth of Assam are stepping forward to take much needed action in the face of grave crises. Even before this, popular comedian Abhineet Mishra has started a fundraiser on Milaap to help the employees of Hindustan Paper Corporation Limited and their families. Burning issues, disaster relief and medical emergencies are finding new solutions and channels of help through the online reach of this new generation of youngsters. Even as situations get worse outdoors the youth of Guwahati are unfettered, setting new standards of compassion and change with a digital solution. Read more

Guwahati youngsters bring in an era of change

Hills Times Jul 19 2020

This is definitely not the first time that the youth of Assam are stepping forward to take much needed action in the face of grave crises. Even before this, popular comedian Abhineet Mishra has started a fundraiser on Milaap to help the employees of Hindustan Paper Corporation Limited and their families. Burning issues, disaster relief and medical emergencies are finding new solutions and channels of help through the online reach of this new generation of youngsters. Even as situations get worse outdoors the youth of Guwahati are unfettered, setting new standards of compassion and change with a digital solution. Read more

Fans of South Korean Boy Band 'BTS' Raise Funds For Assam Floods

Guwahati Plus Jul 18 2020

Fans of the popular South Korean pop group BTS (Bangtan Sonyeondan) have generously come forward with a hope for the lakhs of sufferers by running a fund raising campaign for relief efforts. A Facebook user named Bhavana posted saying that she had reached out to the BTS fan group in India to urge them to come forward and help Assam. Read more

Fans of Korean pop group 'BTS' raise over Rs 5 lakh for Assam flood victims

The Sentinel Jul 17 2020

Weeks of torrential rains have caused the worst flooding in Assam in recent times, destroying the homes and livelihoods of thousands of people. However, fans of the popular South Korean pop group BTS (Bangtan Sonyeondan) have given a glimmer of hope to the lakhs of sufferers by raising a whopping Rs. 5 lakh for relief efforts. https://www.sentinelassam.com/north-east-india-news/assam-news/fans-of-korean-pop-group-bts-raise-over-rs-5-lakh-for-assam-flood-victims-489444 Read more

எச்ஐவியால் பாதிக்கப்பட்ட 47 குழந்தைகளுக்கு அடைக்கலம் தந்த மாமனிதர்!

Lokal Jul 17 2020

சமூகத்தில் ஒதுக்கப்பட்ட 47 எச்ஐவி குழந்தைகளுக்கு அடைக்கல அன்னையாக திகழ்கிறார் பெங்களூருவைச் சேர்ந்த சாலமன் ராஜ். Read more

BTS Army from Assam generates over Rs 5 lakh for flood relief

Nagaland Post Jul 17 2020

“Assam is drowning and all the national media cares about is what Amitabh Bachchan is having for breakfast,” says 23-year-old Bhavana Barman. The Master's degree student from Dibrugarh University in Assam has raised over Rs 5 lakh for Assam flood relief using her ‘BTS Army‘ fanbase and friends alike. “It all happened within just two days. At first, we created a private group chat day before yesterday [Wednesday]. We planned everything in that group chat. We verified the links, created the Milaap link and DM-d people,” she added. This group of people called in BTS fans from across the state, nation and abroad to help save the state from the devastation of Assam floods. Read more

BTS Army from Assam generates over Rs 5 lakh in 2 days for flood relief

East Mojo Jul 17 2020

“Assam is drowning and all the national media cares about is what Amitabh Bachchan is having for breakfast,” says 23-year-old Bhavana Barman. The Master's degree student from Dibrugarh University in Assam has raised over Rs 5 lakh for Assam flood relief using her ‘BTS Army‘ fanbase and friends alike. Read more

Two day e-concert to raise funds for Assam flood victims

The News Mill Jul 16 2020

In a bid to raise funds for the flood victims of Assam, a group of young artists, digital media start-uo news Mills and People for People have joined hands for an e-concert Read more

Musicians touching lives beyond soul

The Pioneer Jul 16 2020

“The concerts aim to bring joy into people’s lives in these difficult COVID times while encouraging them to think about organ donation. This resonates with our cause as every organ donation brings joy into the lives of those awaiting life-saving transplants and their families. Organ Donors and their families turn their sorrow into someone’s joy and their despair into someone’s hope by giving the greatest gift of all – the gift of life,” Lalitha Raghuram tells us. Apart from online concerts, MOHAN Foundation is also crowdfunding using an online campaign with Milaap.org to raise funds and awareness regarding organ donation, where they have already mobilised Rs. 7.8 Lakhs with the help of over 400 donors from around the world. Read more

Collector comes to aid of Kinnera folk singer

Telangana Today Jul 15 2020

Apart from the district administration’s move to help Poshappa, art and culture enthusiast Jaywant Naidu has also initiated an online fundraising campaign on crowdfunding portal Milaap, titled ‘Save Telangana Folklore tradition and Dakalli Poshappa, Kinnera singer’. Read more

95% of Kaziranga under water, 33 lakh people hit. Here’s how you can help with the Assam flood

Conde Nast Traveller Jul 15 2020

Devastating floods are an annual affair in Assam. Year after year, visuals emerge of people seeking shelter from rising waters on any piece of debris they can get their hands on and of rhinos, deer and other animals at Kaziranga National Park barely keeping their heads above the floodwater. Read more

HT Salutes: A cop by profession, an altruist by nature

Hindustan Times Jul 14 2020

During the lockdown, as Khatun did her rounds to enforce the government’s stay-at-home rules and social distancing norms, she saw first-hand the economic devastation in her neighbourhood. Read more

Animal activists travel 150 km to rescue dog from borewell

The Times of India Jul 14 2020

Known for carrying out some of the most technically challenging rescues, AWCS is a 14-year-old organisation working for animal welfare. The non-profit organisation recently started an online fundraising campaign on Milaap to procure better safety equipment and to buy a rescue vehicle so that they don’t have to hire private vehicles, which is tough to afford on a regular basis. Read more

Crowdfunding helps pay Covid patients' hospital bills

The Times of India Jul 03 2020

Mustafa, a hawker selling clothes in Old City's bylanes, was just 34. His family had to sell their gold and use his meagre savings to meet medical expenses. But that was not enough. "I started a campaign on crowdfunding platform Milaap, but he passed away the next day," said Shakeel. Now Shakeel plans to appeal again for his cousin's three little kids. "They now have no father and no money," he said. Read more

Crowdfunding for COVID-19 treatment? Kin seek help online as hospital bills shoot up

Times Now News Jul 03 2020

Several family members of Coronavirus patients have turned to crowdfunding in order to raise funds for the treatment considering the skyrocketing hospital bills. When it comes to those who have contracted the virus, the cost of seeking treatment is such that many are now opting for crowdfunding in order to raise funds. "I started a campaign on crowdfunding platform Milaap, but he passed away the next day," said Shakeel who is now looking to continue the campaign and seek money for his cousin's three little kids. "They now have no father and no money," he said. Read more

Covid bills go up, kin turn to crowdfundig

The Times of India Jul 03 2020

With private hospitals charging astronomical amounts for Covid-19 care, many patients and their family members have taken to crowdfunding to meet medical expenses. The amounts collected range from Rs 4 lakh to Rs 15 lakh. Not surprisingly, most of the pleas come from poor and middle-class families. Some have lost their jobs recently. On Milaap, a plea for a patient reads: “He's currently out of work, the funds will be solely used for his extended hospitalization and support for his family.” The campaign raised Rs 1.22 lakh of a Rs 10 lakh target. A campaign for a journalist, who passed way, hoped to raise Rs15lakh for the family. On Ketto, a Covid-19 patient has posted how no amount of money seems enough. Read more

A salute, long overdue

Qrius Jul 02 2020

The work, sacrifices and contribution of doctors have recently gained great prominence and recognition. With a pandemic wreaking havoc over the country, many of them have been the only synonyms of hope. Read more

National Doctor’s Day: Applauding our real life heroes

The Siasat Daily Jul 01 2020

Dr. Kalyan Chakravarthy works at Rainbow Hospital, Hyderabad. He understood the efforts of doctors at public hospitals. He started an online fundraising campaign on Milaap to supply PPE kits to doctors working in the government hospitals. The fundraiser has already raised Rs. 2 Lakh. He is targeting about 2500 – 3000 kits through this fundraiser. Dr. Kalyan identified JIPMER hospital, Puducherry and Govt hospitals in Hyderabad as beneficiaries. Read more

Students of South Delhi School utilise crowdfunding platform to kick start donations campaign for the disadvantaged during COVID-19 lockdown

India Education Diary Jul 01 2020

Class 12 students Anahita Mahajan & Reana Soni from New Delhi’s Vasant Valley School, within a month of initiating a donations campaign to provide daily food essentials to the disadvantaged, today reached the amount pledged online on crowdfunding platform Milaap. Funds were also raised via offline community outreach, leading to a consolidated accumulation of INR 1,47,800 till date. Read more

This techie quit his job to educate the children of Marathwada farmers who died of suicide

Edex Live Jul 01 2020

Ashok Deshmane, along with his wife Archana runs Snehwan, an NGO on the outskirts of Pune. They currently take care of 80 children Read more

കരുണയുടെ കൂട്ടായ്മയില്‍ നിന്നും മിലാപ് ശേഖരിച്ചത് 100 കോടി

Times of Bahrain Jun 30 2020

ദക്ഷിണേഷ്യയിലെ ഏറ്റവും വലിയ ക്രൗഡ് ഫണ്ടിംഗ് പ്ലാറ്റ്‌ഫോമായ മിലാപ് 2020 മാർച്ച് 22-ന് കോവിഡ് അനുബന്ധ ആവശ്യങ്ങൾക്കായി തങ്ങളുടെ പ്ലാറ്റ്ഫോം തുറന്നു. ഒരു മാസം കഴിഞ്ഞപ്പോഴേക്കും ആയിരക്കണക്കിന് വ്യക്തികൾ Read more

തന്റെ 6 വയസ്സുള്ള മകളെ രക്ഷിക്കാനുള്ള ഒരു മത്സ്യത്തൊഴിലാളിയുടെ അഭ്യർത്ഥനയ്ക്ക് ഓൺലൈൻ ദാതാക്കളിൽ നിന്ന് പിന്തുണ ലഭിക്കുന്നു

Times of Bahrain Jun 30 2020

ഏതാനും മാസങ്ങൾക്ക് മുമ്പ് മലപ്പുറം ജില്ലയിലെ താനൂരിൽ നിന്നുള്ള ഫാത്തിമ മുജീബ് എന്ന 6 വയസ്സുകാരിക്ക് ബ്രെയിൻ ട്യൂമർ ബാധിച്ചിരുന്നു. ഫാത്തിമയുടെ പിതാവ് മുജീബ് ഒരു മത്സ്യത്തൊഴിലാളിയാണ് Read more

Conversations on a life of purpose after a divorce

The New Indian Express Jun 29 2020

But with the pandemic upon us, the duo moved their ventures to Zoom on April 8 with a conversation on ‘How to love a crisis.’ And since then, there has been no stopping them. Read more

Pandemic Heroes: This Class 12 student from Delhi is empowering women by enabling them to make masks amid COVID-19

Yourstory Jun 26 2020

A major fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown has been the loss of jobs and livelihoods. According to the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE), India’s unemployment rate stood at 27.11 per cent for the week ended May 3, up from under seven percent in mid-March. Not only has this led to financial insecurity amongst daily wage and migrant workers, but also prolonged destitution of people living below the poverty line. Read more

The fading sound of the Kinnera

The New Indian Express Jun 24 2020

“I cannot go out and perform due to my age and ailments. I get no pension and have no permanent house either.” Poshappa sings songs of Meera Saheb, Panduga Sayyanna, Bandlolla Kurmanna and other folklore. He also makes the Kinnera instrument meticulously. “There are very few surviving performers in and around the Mahbubnagar, Narayanpet districts of Telangana,” informs Poshappa. Jaywant Naidu, a writer on art and culture started this fundraiser on Milaap. Economically weak, they do not have their own place of living or stable income, and suffer from health issues. Read more

8-year-old diagnosed with life-threatening disease gets new lease of life

The New Indian Express Jun 24 2020

When eight-year-old Abina Byju was diagnosed with a life-threatening liver disease amid the Covid-19 pandemic, her family was shattered. Read more

Gave up on a dream to fight for daughter

The New Indian Express Jun 23 2020

But their ordeal is far from over. Baby Aushi still needs surgeries for her windpipe and a maxillo-facial surgery, so that she can breathe properly. The treatment also got delayed with many health professionals in the state testing positive for the virus. With financial resources drained, Shyam has started an online fundraising campaign on the crowdfunding platform, Milaap. With the help of hundreds of strangers across the world, he could collect `7.9 lakh for the surgery. Read more

Want to listen to inspirational story of Gazal Raina who set up support group for divorcees?

The Times of India Jun 22 2020

In 2013, when she was in her mid-30s, Gazal realized that she was in a very dark place in life. Read more

Be yourself to free yourself: Sophia David

Telangana Today Jun 22 2020

Remember the difficulties Shilpa faced after returning home to her son Rasukutty and wife Jyothi after her transition in the film Super Deluxe? “I love that movie. It was beautifully made,” says Sophia David, a trans woman from Hyderabad who also faced problems after coming out to her family and friends. “Coming out to my family was the hardest thing. It was harder than fighting cancer. I was always their perfect child and I wanted to do right by them. But, every dinner table talk led to an argument. Our relationship got so sour that I had to move out of the house. We still have just one phone call every day at 10:30 pm for about 4-5 mins. My brother was extremely disappointed in me too. But I don’t want to walk away from my family. I had to let go of some friends, but I made new friends too. I could re-evaluate my friendships,” says Sophia. Read more

Kerala: He fought the odds and saved his daughter

The Times Of India Jun 21 2020

Byju S is a happy man when he watches his eight-year old daughter Abina smile and play with her elder sister Adna. On Father's Day Abina's smile is the greatest gift for Byju who is was the donor. Read more

Kerala: Fundraiser brings timely relief to shikara operators

Kerala Kaumudi Jun 20 2020

In a bid to support the Shikara drivers, an online fundraiser was set-up on Milaap by private travel curators. Read more

Father’s gift: The inspiring story of gutsy daily wage-earner who struggles to save his daughter’s life

Hindustan Times Jun 20 2020

Jobless for over three months due to the Covid-19 shutdown, it was a bolt from the blue for daily-wage earner S Byju - a resident of Neyyatinkara in Thiruvananthapuram - when his 8-year-old daughter Abina Byju was diagnosed with serious liver ailment. She needed an immediate liver transplant to save her life, doctors said. Read more

Kerala: Fundraiser brings timely relief to shikara operators

The Times Of India Jun 18 2020

In a bid to support the Shikara drivers, an online fundraiser was set-up on Milaap by private travel curators. Read more

Coaching centre turns hunger saviour for students

The Hindu Jun 18 2020

Simple meals such as vegetable rice and curd rice were served, neatly packaged taking all precautions. Faculty too pitched in, and funds were also raised through Milaap crowd funding platform. The charity ended only after restrictions on take away food were removed. “We faced difficulty during the last 10 days when government had put a brake on food distribution. However, chief secretary Somesh Kumar helped us by tying us up with an NGO which delivered food,” Dr. Rambabu said. As the food was not sufficient, the institute supplemented it with various kinds of fruits from his own orchard. Read more

Folk artists find their beat online

The Times of India Jun 14 2020

Since the coronavirus outbreak, folk artists .. Read more

Folk artists find their beat online

The Times of India Jun 14 2020

Since the coronavirus outbreak, folk artists .. Read more

From feeding the stranded to helping them get home, Delhi Samaritans become helping hand for many

The Indian Express Jun 12 2020

Gullena Biraiah, an octogenarian from Telangana, wanted to go on a pilgrimage to Kashi (Varanasi) in Uttar Pradesh, following a bitter quarrel with his son. But a series of miscommunications due to language barrier prolonged his journey, making him board trains to Kolkata and Odisha before he ended up in Delhi again. Before he could proceed further, he was struck by another blow—the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown. Read more

Reaching out those in need

Telangana Today Jun 10 2020

Under the initiative, the four-member team is supplying food, gas, medical care to daily wage workers, migrant labourers, senior citizens, and pregnant women, stranded in and around multiple localities in Hyderabad. “We were able to cater more than 500 individuals so far directly through the Milaap fundraising platform. Also, we were able to reach out to nearly one lakh vulnerable people for the last three months by volunteering with Telangana Social Impact Group, Rythu Swarajya Vedika, Akshaya Patra and other social organisations,” says Abhijit. Read more

IIMs’ women graduates help migrants get home

The Hindu Jun 09 2020

A group of Indian Institute of Management (IIM) alumnae has raised ₹59 lakh since May 11 to ensure migrant labourers reach their homes. Read more

Pandemic Heroes: These volunteers have provided more than 30,000 meals, 2,000 masks and legal counselling to the underprivileged

Yourstory Jun 09 2020

Volunteers at Pranyas Development Foundation, as well as its founder Rahul Sharma, are on their feet to help the underprivileged and the healthcare workers, who are most vulnerable to the novel coronavirus. Read more

World Food Safety day: Lockdown brings out best in Hyderabadis to feed poor and hungry

NewsMeter Jun 07 2020

From common man on streets to small voluntary groups, the lockdown has brought out the best in Hyderabadis to feed poor and hungry. From ensuring food safety and security to crowdfunding, citizens have gone the extra mile to make the world the best place for people in need. On World Food Safety day, NewsMeter profiles some of the people and groups who have set out to change the world despite hardships. Read more

Here's how you can help trans persons tide over COVID-19 crisis

News Minute Jun 05 2020

Funds are being raised to support elderly trans persons, trans men and trans women in Chennai, Thoothukudi and Hyderabad. Read more

RED FM - Nashik Suresh Ediga Guest Worker's Campaign

RED FM - Nashik Jun 05 2020

RED FM - Nashik Suresh Ediga Guest Worker's Campaign 5th June Evening Show Read more

Why I opted for crowdfunding platform Milaap to help Boipara

Indian Express Live Bangla Jun 04 2020

Super cyclone Amphan, has left Kolkata's beloved Boipara in ruins. Indrani Roy Mitra is crowdfunding to collect funds from every person who holds the place close to their heart and wants to restore both, the area and the tens of vendors and small publishers whose lives depend on it Read more