In November, I will be participating in a medical outreach project In India and am trying to raise funds. Cat, Rohan, and I will be traveling from Mumbai to New Dehli with a team of Indian and American doctors stopping along the way to run remote health care clinics in severely underserved areas of remote India.
The project is entitled "Rally for Health" and is a cooperative project between two NGOs: Cross Cultural Care (US based) and Doctors for You (India based). Each participant is trying to raise money for the project.
The money will go 1/3 toward providing the costs of the Rally including medical supplies and transportation by 3rd class train and rickshaw, 1/3 will go to Cross Cultural Care, and 1/3 will go to Doctors for You. Doctors for You (http://www.doctorsforyou.org/) runs a slum health care clinic in the Govandi slums of Mumbai. They treat malnutrition, malaria, tuberculosis, and addictions. They hope to use the money they raise to purchase a microscope for their clinic, to provide dietary supplements to children, and to train community health workers in child and maternal health issues.
Cross Cultural Care or C3 (http://www.cross-culturalcare.org/web/Home.aspx) is a US based NGO created by Dr. Rob Montana. Cross Cultural Care wiil use the money raised to fund remote care projects in Liberia, India, and Nepal. Both NGOs commit all of their funds directly to the clinics and projects they are supporting. None of the money is used for physician travel or salaries.
Both of these NGOs are focused on funneling help and money directly to people in need avoiding overhead costs. I am hoping to raise $10,000 for the Rally.
Thank you for your donations!