Fundraise Update June 2015

June 21, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Although I started out with print sale fundraise solely to help out with the earthquake relief/rebuild efforts, the whole process in turn has helped me grow personally.  Seeing so many generous contributors was heartwarming and reminded me of Charlie Chaplin's quote, "we all want to help one another.  Human beings are like that.  We want to live by each other's happiness, not by each other's misery."

fundraise, "Earthquake Nepal", "fundraise Nepal", kindhearted, "generous hearts"Generous heartsSome of the generous people who contributed to my fundraise.

I am grateful to my sphere who appreciated and bought my photographs, I was able to raise total fund of $2,012.  After my print, mat frame and website transaction fees, the net amount to donate totaled $1,650, NRs. 167,772.00. (Note: I did not take any profit).  Funds collected after the fundraise ended on June 10th ($290) has been set aside for rehabilitation in Bhaktapur.  Please view the table below for breakdown of funds.  Although this fundraise has ended, I will continue contributing a portion of my photograph sale to assist in rebuilding Nepal.  I will update more about the Bhaktapur fund and my ongoing contribution once details have been finalized.     

Organization Donated after fundraise Directly donated by contributor through Paypal Total amount donated
Bibeksheel Nepali $580 $100 $680
Teach for Nepal  $630 $50 $680
Set aside for Bhaktapur rehabilitation     $290
      Net fund raised: $1650

 

Why Bhaktapur?  

Well, I am biased to Bhaktapur not only because it is my birthplace but also because it is a timeless treasure with rich cultural heritage and ancient architecture.  Bhaktapur, UNESCO World Heritage site, translates to "City of devotees" and has a feel of an open museum.  It is a must see place while visiting Nepal.  

Bhaktapur, Nyatapole, "Bhaktapur Durbar Square", "Gai Jatra", Nepal, festivalBhaktapur Durbar SquareCrowd in color: People gather at Bhaktapur Durbar Square to observe Gai Jatra festival.

To avoid Pay Pal fees, checks were mailed to the address included in the organizations' links below: 

http://nepalrelief.teachfornepal.org/donate-3/

http://www.sebsonline.org/misc/donate.aspx?c=NepalQuakeRelief

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Thanks again everyone for helping me with the fundraise!  Until next time....

Wishing you peace & harmony,

Sumona


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