In short ...
The Mindcurv team is raising funds to help Kerala and its people to recover and rebuild from the most extreme floods in 100 years.
Mindcurv, as a company, will match whatever you choose to give, up until this campaign's fundraising goal.
We'll donate all raised funds to a combination of Kerala's Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund and Caritas International's flood relief work in Kerala.
Please donate! Please share! Thank you!
The details ...
A very large part of the Mindcurv team is based in Kerala.
This part of India was hit by the worst monsoon rains in a century.
On average, the sate received some 40% more rainfall than usual, while certain areas received as much as 80% more than normal.
This lead to a massive overflowing of dams and rivers. As a result large swaths of the state are flooded.
Houses, schools, and small business are under water, with their contents, if not their foundations, damaged or destroyed.
Vehicles, used for personal transport and trade, have been wrecked.
Power lines have been cut off. Roads too, if not due to water then due to countless landslides across the state.
Over 300 people have died. Hundreds of thousands of families needed to evacuate their homes and are now packed into over a thousand relief centers across the state.
Clean drinking water is often scarce as are hygienic supplies and food.
Although, the rain has let up and the flood waters are receding, the aftermath will be great.
Estimates are that some 2 billion Euros in damage has been done by the rains and floods.
People will need all the help they can get to rebuild their lives. The state's agencies will need help too, to help the citizens and to reconstruct the public infrastructure that was destroyed.
We at Mindcurv want to do something. This is why we are helping to raise funds.
We ask our colleagues, clients, partners, family and friends to donate whatever they can via this page.
Mindcurv, as a company, will match whatever you choose to donate, up until this campaign's fundraising target.
We will subsequently transfer all the raised funds to a combination of:
Kerala's Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund
Caritas International's Spende Aktion für Nothilfe in Kerala
We ask you to give what you can ... and then share this campaign on your social media.
For the sake of transparency:
+ Your donation via gofundme will NOT be tax deductible in this particular case. If you wish to donate in a tax deductible manner, please give directly to one of the organizations listed above, or choose an alternate foundation that you like.
+ The gofundme platform charges a banking transaction fee of 2.9% percent + 0.30 cents per donation.
+ Gofundme also asks for a contribution on top of your donation to our fund raiser for running their platform. You can choose a percentage (e.g. 5%) or set an absolute monetary value e.g. (€5.00). This contribution to gofundme is voluntary for you.
+ Caritas International was audited by the German DZI (Deutsche Zentralinstitue für soziale Fragen) in 2017. This revealed that Caritas operates with a very low overhead of 8.3%. See here if you want to read more about Caritas' DZI rating.
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