Milaap, India’s largest crowdfunding platform, today said it has seen an increase of almost four times in the number of fund-raiser set-ups from the State compared to the previous year and that nearly 95 per cent of the funds raised for causes from Assam is for medical needs and emergencies. Addressing a press meet here today, Anoj Viswanathan, President and Co-founder, Milaap, said, “The very objective of online fund-raising is to leverage technology to allow people to directly help another person in need. We have over 460 fund-raisers 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.”
Fund-raisers from Assam have collected nearly Rs 1 crore so far, for various causes such as 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, Viswanathan said.