This week we spoke to Gaurav and Lana about their campaign to raise money for the people of Nepal following the deadly earthquake that shattered the country in April, killing more than 9,000 people and injuring more than 23,000.
1 – What gave you the idea to create a page and start collecting money for Nepal?
We were both extremely fortunate to meet the lovely and warm people of Nepal in November 2013 and were overwhelmed with concern and grief when we saw the country completely devastated from the quakes.
Being the people we are, we could not go on enjoying our rather comfortable Western living being fully aware that there are lovely people somewhere who have just lost everything which they need to have a meaningful existence. Hence we have made a conscious decision to forego wedding gifts, and instead use our wedding for raising funds for the victims of the recent deadly Nepal earthquakes.
2 – Why did you choose Shareagift?
Two reasons – word of mouth and all the positive messages associated with the website from its user community. We really felt comfortable in Shareagift’s ability to make our friends and family feel secure about their donations, as well as the ease of making transactions. The deal clincher were the numerous success stories which we read about on the website itself.
3 – How helpful has this page been in collecting money together?
Well, we have really just begun socialising the website. Our wedding is in November so we hope people will donate generously once we get closer to the date.
4 – How much of an impact will this money have on the Nepal quake victims?
We think given the monetary exchange rate and the relative higher appreciation of daily essentials in Nepal, this money will make a huge difference to people who are worried how they will put food on the table while trying to rebuild their lives and existence.
5 – If you were to set up a new Shareagift page what and who would it be for?
We think this is a great platform to raise money for charitable causes and will definitely look to leverage it again more frequently for them. Generally I think the world could do with a lot more karmic thought and action.
For more information and to help Gaurav and Lana raise money for the victims of the Nepal earthquake visit their page.
If you have a cause close to your heart that you would like to start raising money for, head on over to Shareagift and start your own campaign.