NEW DELHI – An NGO, which works for the relief and rehabilitation of riots-affected people, has launched a fundraising campaign to help the families whose houses and properties were razed in Khargone, Kraulli and Jahangirpuri following the communal violence.
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Aasif Mujtaba, the founder of Miles2Smile said they reached out to donors through social media along with team of 15 members working to collect more funds through various forms.
He said the organisation collected 50 lakhs earlier and handed it over to the victims. There are 157 victims in total, and Aasif says, adding the loss may exceed more than twenty lakhs to a few of them.
“We deposited the money into their bank accounts, through which they may compensate with what they lost”, Aasif was quoted by The Cognate as saying.
The NGO had also identified the victims who was in need of significant help and provided them the aid.
“In Khargone in Madhya Pradesh, we gave five lakhs to a bakery owner who had lost everything. It would take a minimum of twenty lakh to rebuild his business, but since we had fifty lakhs in hand, we could give him this much. Once we get the amount we are looking for, we will give him more,” he said.
The NGO also deposited five lakh to another victim in Baroli who had lost his business. For many of the victims, their shops were their only means of earning a living, and most of the families had a sole breadwinner.