Process and SOP
The initiative is ‘pan-India’, wishes to ‘care’ for those impacted and is a ‘collective’ or a cooperative made up of citizens who are doing this in their spare time. We don’t charge the donors for our time or effort.
We reach out to donors and ask them to NOT donate to us but commit an amount if we could assure them of the authenticity of the beneficiaries
Through a large network of NGOs, citizens, govt officials, we register beneficiaries asking for personal references.
Two-level checks happen - The referring person certifies that s/he knows the beneficiary personally and that the person needs support. Our team calls the referee and also the beneficiary to verify the requirement.
Once satisfied, we prepare a small note containing the name of the beneficiary, her life story, how much support is required and bank details.
This note is sent to the donor to make a direct transfer to beneficiaries.
Although this is a effort intensive operation, there are three advantages to donors-
Zero overhead costs. Every single pie goes to beneficiaries
No trust deficit with a middleman. We don’t ask you to transfer funds to us so you know there is no opportunity for anyone to misuse the funds
Donors and Beneficiaries get to know each other personally and build a lasting relationship where further transfers happen between them without needing us.