How to raise money for a friend in need


November 30, 2018

There are times in our lives when we go through certain hardships, and we all need a little help from our friends to get by it. At such times, it’s important to not be afraid to ask for help, for help isn’t a sign of weakness, but instead an act of kindness and social interdependence, something that we, as human beings thrive on.

There are several ways to support a friend in need – be it emotional support, lending your time for someone, or even financial support. In India, where a large part of the population belongs to low income groups, monetary struggles are not uncommon. They may range from medical bills, to education expenses, capital for business, overcoming debt, or simply covering basic day-to-day household expenses. It’s hard to see a loved one suffer through a difficult time and not be able to help. Loaning and lending personal funds out of your own pocket may not be always be possible. Fortunately, there are other ways of overcoming financial problems.

How? – CROWDFUNDING

Crowdfunding  India is a method of fundraising through a donations based system. Through crowdfunding, you can raise small amounts of money on the internet, from your friends, family, and even strangers from all around the world, who are compassionate to help.

What can you crowdfund for?

To fund education for yourself or a loved one..

To pay medical expenses..

To start a social impact initiative..

And just about anything else..

The process is quite simple

  1. The first thing you have to do is pick a crowdfunding India website – have a look at this detailed list of the top crowdfunding websites in India and pick a platform that best suits your funding needs.
  2. You will then have to create an appealing campaign page with a fundraiser story that details your struggles, and how you hope to overcome it. End that with an appeal for financial help from anybody who is able to make a small (or large) contribution towards your cause. Pictures and videos to create a powerful story are always welcome!
  3. Finally, share your campaign extensively on social media through platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, Google+, Instagram and emails, so that you can reach out to maximum people.

Crowdfunding India has the potential to bring financial relief to several families. However, not everyone has access to a smartphone, a computer and an internet connection. Moreover, not everyone has the knowledge of crowdfunding nor an understanding on how to run a campaign. This is where you can lend your support by setting up a campaign for anyone in need of financial assistance.

So if you know someone with a cause worth fighting for, don’t hesitate to lend them a helping hand!