Raising Money For The Victims Of The Nepal Earthquake

Fundraising With Shareagift

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.

IMG_3267

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.

IMG_2889

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.

IMG_3380

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.

IMG_3417

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.

button

Stories From Other Shareagifters:

Honeymooning In Orlando

Sand, Sea, Surf, Sun, and Shareagift!

A Birthday Weekend To Remember!

Saving Igor’s Fantasy Football League

Dave’s Friends Send Him To Frankfurt In Style!

Helping Shaun After His Business Burnt Down

Top 3 Alternative Family Getaways

For those of you sick of resorts, overcrowded swimming pools and clichéd family holidays, we’ve compiled our top 3 family holiday ideas for your benefit. Throw away those terrible Hawaiian shirts and the classic beach towel and prepare for the journey of your life exploring diverse cultures and unknown territories with your most beloved. All of the holiday ideas below are kid-friendly too!

Morocco-Camel-Trekking

Camel Trek Along The Atlantic Coast (Morocco)

For a more laid back experience in Morocco visiting secluded fishing villages, Argan tree orchards and beautifully desolate sandy beaches, camel trek along the Atlantic Coast. The tour, led by local guides, usually lasts around 7-10 days.

Essaouira, Morocco
Essaouira, Morocco

You’ll pass through countless untouched beaches, the amazing sea caves of Cape Sim and even an ancient Portugese fort in Essaouira! Your evenings will be spent under the glittering stars, mesmerized to sleep by the sound of the waves crashing in. And you need not worry about carrying your stuff with you; the local guides have it covered utilizing the ‘camel-caravan’. The kids will love it too, there’s no strenuous activity required and there is the possibility of surfing and other water-sports in Sidi Kaouki.

Screen Shot 2015-07-15 at 16.18.40
Coursewell Lighthouse, Loch Ryan

Live In A Lighthouse (Loch Ryan, Scotland)

As new technologies take over, the need for lighthouses in ship navigation is in decline. Leading many to be transformed into unique accommodation with an exceptional view. This particular lighthouse in Loch Ryan can accommodate up to 6 people with a renovated modern interior and all the facilities you’d need for a perfect holiday. Nature-lovers can spend time watching the wide variety of flora, seals and deer frolicking in the wild. Just nearby is the Isle of Arran. Easily accessible by boat, the small island offers flawless beaches, amazingly picturesque treks and you can even abseil over a waterfall for those looking for a rush.

large
Annapurna Foothill, Nepal

Take Your Family Through The Himalayas (Nepal)

When you think of the Himalayas, I bet ‘I’ll take my kids there’ doesn’t cross your mind for a second. But little do people know that at the bottom of the mountain there is a foothill that seems like it was designed for family trekking. It is low-altitude and the area is dubbed as the ‘Himalayan Playground’ for kids of nearby villages. Along the 8-day trek, you’ll appreciate the beautiful trees and amazing views of the Annapurna Range. Meet local families and learn more about the diverse culture of the Nepalese people. Finally, to really excite the kids, you can go on a safari in search of Bengal tigers!

 chitwan_tiger_female

With Shareagift, you can see more of the world with your loved ones. It’s easy setting up a Shareagift page to group fund your trip abroad and to collect money online.

Make your dreams come true with Shareagift.

Related Post: 5 Theme Parks You Won’t Believe Exist!