Guwahati, March 13: Nearly 95% funds raised for causes from Assam on Milaap, India’s largest crowd funding platform are for medical needs and emergencies. Almost 92% of all the fundraisers from the state are funded by individuals and groups using word of mouth on social media. Fundraisers from Assam have collected nearly INR 1 crore so far, for various causes: cancer care, treatment for rare medical conditions, kidney transplants or even to address local community concerns in rural areas, or in the aftermath of a disaster. In a city conference, Anoj Viswathan, president and co-founder of Milaap said, “The very objective of online fundraising is to leverage technology to allow people to directly help another person in need. We have over 460 fundraisers from the North East overall. It is amazing how the digital space is bringing these communities closer, and helping people act on causes they care about. With so many people eager to help one another, all it takes is a quick, easy way to get word out, and reach the right people,” stated a press release.
Crowd funding platform for medical emergencies