Did you know, about 22 percent of India lives below the Poverty line? Which means they are literally surviving on less than 150 rupees or 2 dollars a day and unfortunately Covid19 has pushed millions more below the poverty line.
With Poverty being the first Sustainable Development Goal as set by the United Nations, it becomes our responsibility to work towards uplifting fellow Indians in the coming decade.
Is this hard to achieve? What would it take to achieve this?
Meet George from Good Samaritans, a Hyderabad based NGO who has been working to rescue homeless people and provide free shelter and medical assistance to them. George and his volunteers are making sure that they respond to every help call they get.
Two years back George connected with Crowdera to initiate fundraising for his Trust and recently launched the ‘Car Washing Project’ through which he is employing rescued physically challenged people to make them self-sustained. In a short span of time, George has helped more than 300+ people and brought them out of the darkness of poverty.
This initiative is proof that one person can make a huge difference in a short span of time.
Looking at the impact of Covid19 on individuals and charities, Crowdera Foundation has taken upon itself to re-skill and train individuals and organisations to help them embrace the new digital economy, thus helping them survive the pandemic and get back on their feet sooner than later.
This is your opportunity to help millions of Indians living in abject poverty to rise up, earn a living and celebrate their lives, like each privileged one of us do.
P.S. Giving Economy Changemakers (GEC) is a global virtual event designed by and for the SDG community to connect, share and explore together from the best of our society and to pave a strategic path for the advancement of these goals.
At GEC we felicitate the changemakers who have made valuable contributions in bringing change and we also initiate talks to raise the visibility and lead a transformative change towards the SDGs.
Every Diwali we try to renew our essentials by sprucing up our homes, lighting up every corner of our house, refurbishing the old in new. This Diwali we have added one more task of cleansing and polishing our inner beauties with GEC; Hence for the next 17 days we are going to highlight the ongoing work on each SDG goals to thrive and cultivate a community of philanthropy and to increase visibility of these changemakers working towards the betterment of the planet and their species.
Nominate a Changemaker here.