Crowdfunding for Caregivers of People with Long-Term Illnesses

Crowdfunding for Caregivers of People with Long-Term Illnesses
March 28 09:36 2018 Print This Article

270 million Indians are below the poverty line, implying they live on anything between 50-80 rupees per day, as per the definition of poverty by the World Bank. This means their spending mainly includes food for a family, water, electricity. Strong homes, medical care, insurance etc, would all be considered highly luxurious to such populations. How then, must low income families afford to get treated for medical conditions. The glaring reality is that even financially stable families (with or without insurance), find it criminally expensive to pay for certain long-term medical treatments such as cancer, dialysis for kidney injury, parkinson’s, muscular dystrophy, paralysis, or mental health conditions that need lifetime treatment.

It’s no surprise that India has always grappled with quality health care. Facilities are almost always under-funded and overflowing, with substandard or dilapidated hospital equipment & infrastructure, and limited rural coverage. Often times certain medical conditions can turn a person’s life upside down, especially when it’s an untreatable or lifetime disease. Medical insurances and loans may only provide short-term relief- moreover, borrowing from friends and family has the consequence of getting deeper into debts that are impossible to repay. In more serious cases, caregivers and family members need a steady and strong source of regular income to afford expenses such as routine check-ups, lifelong medications, medical equipment and aid, therapy or rehabilitation.

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Online fundraising, and resultantly a crowdfunding India, then becomes an effective remedy to deal with the piling medical bills. And it seems to be working very well. Impact Guru has been able to assist many such families and caregivers of people with long-term illnesses, through effective crowdfunding services that operate on donations. By making an appeal to friends, family, well-wishers, and other compassionate donors, caregivers can raise quick and debt free funds, without having to worry about repaying anyone.

There have been several cases where, in the past, people have had to forgo treatments even for life-threatening diseases, due to the unavailability of funds. Not only does that imply a terrible life for those with debilitating lifelong condition, but also extreme physical, emotional, and financial trouble for families and caregivers. By providing a platform for a crowdfunding India, we at Impact Guru aim to open alternative sources of income for Indian populations that are unable to manage such expenses.

By encouraging a crowdfunding India, we are ensuring a healthier and financially stable India!

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