I diverted my savings contribution for this month to an Indian COVID relief cause. It took me some time to figure out how to do this.
I donated to this fundraiser: https://milaap.org/fundraisers/Donate-for-Oxygen
This fundraiser through Milaap contributes to the procurement of oxygen concentrators for patients that need respiratory care.
Update May 7 ’21: Amazon is vouching for this same donation path.
My criteria were:
- Impactful use of funds
- Trustworthy money transfer
- Minimal requirements to divulge personal information
It just needs a card, name, and email address. You can optionally make an account via Google/Facebook auth, and it tracks your donation in a dashboard and you can download a receipt whenever you please. Milaap appears to be a legit platform and this specific beneficiary has gotten media coverage.
I welcome suggestions. Thanks for your interest and generosity!
I should acknowledge that most of the research I did started with this crowdsourced doc: http://bit.ly/MutualAidIndia. Huge thanks to the folks who started that and contributed to its content.