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  • This lawyer duo on bicycles from Ranchi is empowering villagers to know their rights

    October 09, 2018 IST | | The Indian Express

    Yogendra and Kunal feel that to help empower rural India one should know the country in and out first Read More

  • No child's play

    June 30, 2018 IST | | Forbes India

    Shaili Sathyu and her Gillo Repertory make theatre for children and question the world created by adults Read More

  • Across the hinterland with Gillo Repertory

    October 10, 2018 IST | | The Hindu

    For Shaili Sathyu, artistic director of the Gillo Repertory, it was a long-term dream to travel with her theatre company on a road trip to the interiors of the country taking the power of live performance to children’s doorsteps. Last November, that once fanciful idea was borne out in truth, when a team from Gillo finally completed a 15-day stint in Karnataka as part of Gillo on the Go, which is what they’ve dubbed their touring wing. Now, less than a year later, the group, which specialises in Read More

  • Both my son's Kidney's have failed and he desperately needs a liver transplant

    October 09, 2018 IST | | The Indian Express

    In November 2017, the test reports said that his calcium was high and his kidneys had become dysfunctional. Further genetic tests revealed that his liver, too, needed a transplant. Our relatives have played a major role in helping us pay the outstanding bills. About Rs. 3 lakh ($ 4,132) has already been spent on his treatment, but the amount needed for the multiple transplants is out of our reach. We are in a state of despair for not being able to save our child, but we know God will help us. Yo Read More

  • Powerlifter Mukesh Tripathi does a 370kg squat

    October 04, 2018 IST | | Sportstar Youtube Channel

    Mukesh Tripathi is raising funds on Ketto to paticipate in World Championship Competition Read More

  • Priyanka Chopra Invests in Tech Startups Including A Dating App of Tinder Co-founder Whitney Wolfe

    October 04, 2018 IST | | Indian Web

    With these two investments, Priyanka has joined the league of bollywood celebrities running/backing tech ventures including Anil Kapoor (Indi.com), Farhan Akhtar (Flickbay), Kunal Kapoor (Ketto.org), and Sushant Singh Rajput. Read More

  • No goal is unachievable if a man has the courage to pursue it: Mountain Man Colonel Ranveer Singh

    October 1, 2018 IST | | SportsKeeda

    There have only been 8 Indians who have managed to summit the 7 highest points of all the seven continents and Col. Ranveer Singh is can become the 9th Indian if he gets the necessary financial aid. Ranveer got to know about Ketto through a friend and since launching his campaign he has managed to raise over half the requisite funds. A total of 51 climbers scaled the Mount Everest under his guidance and leadership. Help Ranveer complete this list by contributing at Read More

  • Battle royal against homophobia

    October 1, 2018 IST | | The Patriot

    He’s now in the news for opening his palace grounds to marginalised LGBTQ persons, and sees a future where he’ll not just provide shelter but also vocational skills to them. This he aims to do with a learning centre by mid-2019 – for which he’s raising funds on the crowdfunding site Ketto – to help beneficiaries become truly independent. Read More

  • Indian origin ‘period poverty’ campaigner wins Gates Foundation

    September 26, 2018 IST | | The Times of India

    Among the top Goalkeepers from India were Varun Seth, founder of crowdfunding platform Ketto Read More

  • He squats 400kg, but is powerless without money

    September 30, 2018 IST | | Sportstar

    Powerlifters do what they do because of an unexplainable passion to lift. Tripathi is no different. His WhatsApp status reads: No Powerlifting, No Life. Powerlifters are not only strong, but also headstrong. Tripathi's story, which displays a lot of that bullheadedness, caught the eye of Zaheer Adenwala, co-founder and CTO of crowdfunding platform Ketto, on Facebook. Read More

  • No goal is unachievable if a man has the courage to pursue it: Mountain Man Colonel Ranveer Singh

    September 29, 2018 IST | | SportsKeeda

    here have only been 8 Indians who have managed to summit the 7 highest points of all the seven continents and Col. Ranveer Singh is can become the 9th Indian if he gets the necessary financial aid. Ranveer got to know about Ketto through a friend and since launching his campaign he has managed to raise over half the requisite funds. A total of 51 climbers scaled the Mount Everest under his guidance and leadership. Help Ranveer complete this list by contributing at Ketto: Read More

  • Campaign launched to raise funds for dismissed IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt's legal aid

    September 07, 2018 IST | | Yahoo News

    The crowdfunding campaign started by Indians Fight for Justice (IFFJ) for legal support to sacked Gujarat Cadre IPS Officer Sanjiv Bhatt has been taken down by crowdfunding website Ketto. The campaign started raised Rs 16, 03, 230. The amount is 10 per cent of the total target Rs 1,50,00, 000. However, the page is inaccessible. Read More

  • Anant Fellowship Students Re-engineer Wasteland Into Playground for Village Children

    September 25, 2018 IST | | PR News Wire

    For their well-researched and impactful proposal, the team also received an initial funding of Rs. 50,000 from the 'Teach A Class' initiative. An additional amount of Rs. 1,50,000 was subsequently raised through crowdfunding platform Ketto to convert the wasteland in the school into a playground. Read More

  • Kunal Kapoor Raises Rs 1.2 Crore To Rebuild Kerala

    August 22, 2018 IST | | Shillong Times

    ctor Kunal Kapoor’s crowd funding platform Ketto has raised Rs 1.2 crore for rehabilitation work in flood-hit Kerala. He says it is overwhelming to see people come forward and support a cause. “Besides the incredible work being done by the army, there are a number of organisations and NGOs that are working tirelessly to rescue and rehabilitate people. Read More

  • Anant Fellowship Students Re-engineer Wasteland Into Playground for Village Children

    September 25, 2018 IST | | The Week

    For their well-researched and impactful proposal, the team also received an initial funding of Rs. 50,000 from the 'Teach A Class' initiative. An additional amount of Rs. 1,50,000 was subsequently raised through crowdfunding platform Ketto to convert the wasteland in the school into a playground. Read More

  • Sonam Kapoor is all praise for 8-year-old Anupriya for donating savings to Kerala relief

    August 24, 2018 IST | | India TV News

    Even Bollywood actor Kunal Kapoor's crowdfunding platform Ketto has raised Rs 1.2 crore for rehabilitation work in flood-hit Kerala. Read More

  • Celebrate Independence Day By Heading To These 7 Restaurants In Mumbai

    September 24, 2018 IST | | Miss Malini

    This year marks the 72nd Independence Day our country will be celebrating. We are more than proud of how far we’ve come from then. And we are more patriotic than we think we are. If you’d like to celebrate this day with your loved ones, here are a few restaurants that are offering deals on 15th August. Read More

  • Deceased Sewer Cleaner Wasn't Even Married, Boy Who Got Crowdfund Turns Out To Be His Cousin

    September 21, 2018 IST | | India Times

    After seeing the heart-wrenching photo on social media, the netizens extended their support to the family and an online crowdfunding website, Ketto raised around Rs 50 lakh for the anguished family. Read More

  • Crowdfund money on hold as son turns out to be cousin

    September 22, 2018 IST | | The Pioneer

    The NGO Uday Foundation and crowdfunding website Ketto that raised Rs 57 lakh after photograph of a boy grieving next to the body of a sanitation worker who died while cleaning a sewer has not released the money after coming to know that the grieving boy was not deceased’s son but his cousin. In the photograph shared widely by social media users, the boy, believed to be Anil’s son, was seen grieving next to his body. The photograph moved netizens and NGO Ketto and Uday Foundation launched a camp Read More

  • To the power of transformation

    August 27,2018 IST | | Deccan Chronicle

    The two girls used crowdfunding, sold handmade greeting cards and did other menial jobs to gather money, and got volunteers to help them. “Our first project was in Pune, where we painted a government school with the help of volunteers. The smile on the faces of the kids egged us on,” says Surbhi. Read More

  • Social media campaign raises small fortune for family of Indian man killed cleaning sewer

    September 20, 2018 IST | | NZ City

    A crowdfunding campaign has raised more than $100,000 for the family of a New Delhi man who died of toxic fumes while cleaning a sewer with his bare hands earlier this week. Read More

  • A Negligent Employer Ignored Safety Procedures & It Cost This Manual Scavenger His Life

    September 21, 2018 IST | | ScoopWhoop

    When a journalist posted a picture of Anil's oldest son, 11-year-old Gaurav, crying beside his father's body, an NGO set up a donation page on a crowd-funding platform. The good samaritans are coming forward and so far INR 28 lakhs have been collected, making sure that Gaurav doesn't meet the same fate as his father. Read More

  • The heartbreaking photo that raised $60k in just one day

    September 20, 2018 IST | | KidSpot

    A harrowing photo of a little boy crying next to the body of his father led to thousands being raised in just one day from kind Indian social media users. More than three million rupees (AUD$57,000) was donated to the grieving family after the tragic picture was shared more than 8,000 times on Twitter. Read More

  • Manual scavengers, cleaners die in sewers every 2 to 3 days in India

    September 19, 2018 IST | | National Herald

    Congress President Rahul Gandhi, taking note of the most recent case of a death of a man in Delhi while cleaning a sewer, slammed the Modi Government on September 19, saying “Anil’s tragic death in the sewers of Delhi and photographs of his grieving son have made headlines worldwide. Our PM’s “Swacch Bharat” is a hollow slogan, when he’s blind to the plight of thousands of manual scavengers forced to excavate toilets and sewer lines in inhuman conditions.” Read More

  • NGO collects over Rs 50 lakh for deceased sewer worker's family

    September 18, 2018 IST | | Tribune India

    "So far we have collected Rs 57 lakh and the campaign has been closed on Thursday. We had set a target of Rs 24 lakh but within first 16 hours of a tweet showing the grieving minor son of Anil, we crossed the estimated mark. Read More

  • India: Heartbreaking Picture Raises Millions of Rupees For Family

    Sunday, 14 December 2014 - 10:17am IST | | Gazette Review

    A picture of a boy crying next to his father’s body has caught the attention of hundreds of social media users, who have donated everything they can to help out the family. In one day, the social media users raised millions of rupees for the boy and his family. The picture surfaced on social media and it was shared by thousands. It was revealed that the family was going through a difficult time and the picture raised over three million rupees ($41,000) in just one day. Read More

  • Fund raising on social media: NGO collects over Rs 50 lakh for deceased sewer worker's family

    September 21, 2018 IST | | Outlook India

    Tapping social media, donations totalling Rs 57 lakh have been collected to help the family of 27-year-old Anil, who died during manual cleaning of a sewer line of a residential apartment in Dwarka, a Delhi-based NGO said on Thursday. Read More

  • India: Heartbreaking Picture Raises Millions of Rupees For Family

    September 18, 2018 IST | | Gazette Review

    an organization that decided to help. The organization used Ketto, a fundraising platform, to help out the family. The fundraiser surprised the reporter and everyone who decided to help since thousands donated in a short amount of time. The reporter said it was totally unexpected and that even poorer people donated small sums of money. Read More

  • Can't even think straight, says wife of worker who died in sewer

    September 18, 2018 IST | | Sify News

    People from all walks of life extended helping hand to the family with over Rs 18 lakh already received by the crowdfunding platform Ketto, after an initiative by NGO Uday Foundation, whose founder Rahul Verma had shared a photo of Anil's son weeping over his body. Anil was the only earning member of the family. Read More

  • Donations pour in for family of sanitation worker who fell to death in sewer

    September 18, 2018 IST | | Devi Discourse

    People from all walks of life extended helping hand to the family of a 27-year-old sanitation worker who died after allegedly falling in the sewer of a building which he was going to clean in Dwarka's Dabri. Read More

  • Netizens Raised Funds For Delhi Sanitation Worker’s Family After This Heartbreaking Photo Went Viral

    Sunday, 14 December 2014 - 10:17am IST | | TopYaps

    Social media is a huge platform for people to share their views and opinions on various issues. It is a ‘social network’ platform that allows people to interact with other people from all over the world in order to connect with them virtually. However, it has become a much larger platform now than you think. Reportedly, in one of the most unexpected scenarios, social media users have come together to raise funds for a family that needs it the most. Read More

  • This Heartbreaking Photo Raised $43,000 in One Day

    September 19, 2018 IST | | IDA Report

    A photograph of a boy weeping next to his father’s dead body circulating on social media in India moved the people to raise more than three million Indian rupees ($43,829) for his family in a day. Read More

  • Delhi sewer death case: What we know so far

    September 21, 2018 IST | | OPINDIA

    The death of Anil, the man who died due to asphyxiation while cleaning sewage in Delhi, shook everyone’s conscience. A viral image of a young boy standing next to Anil’s body broke people’s hearts and thousands came together to help the young child in a bid to help the young children have a better future Read More

  • Photo of Boy Grieving His Father Raises More Than $70,000

    September 20, 2018 IST | | BrinkWire

    The donations for Anil’s family began to pour in after Sunny’s tweet gained the attention of the Uday foundation, a non-governmental organization, which helped set up a crowdfunding page through the Ketto website, according to the BBC. Read More

  • Outpouring of support in India for grieving son of sewer cleaner

    September 20, 2018 IST | | MWC News

    Soon, a crowdfunding campaign was launched on Ketto - a crowdfunding platform - by Rahul Verma, founder of a non-government organisation called Uday Foundation. He said the campaign has so far raised nearly $70,000 (5m rupees). "When I saw the pictures on Twitter, I got in touch with Anil's son. That little boy used to stay near that open manhole in the sewer, guarding his dad's clothes and shoes. For him, the sewer was his dad's office. His words horrified me," Verma said. "People were gettin Read More

  • Delhi sewer death

    September 21, 2018 IST | | NYOOOZ

    The photograph had moved many a netizen, triggering a sympathy wave that gave rise to a fund-raising campaign helmed by crowdfunding website Ketto in league with NGO Uday Foundation. My husband used to beat me up so I left him and came to Manohar whom I married. I had three children with him,” Rani said.She used to live in Vikaspuri with her second husband. Read More

  • Delhi: Sanitation worker dies after falling in sewer, Twitterati launch crowdfunding campaign to help family

    September 17, 2018 IST | | DNA

    According to the crowdfunding page on ketto.org, he died just six days after his four-month-old son succumbed to pneumonia. Rani said Anil cremated their son in the evening of September 8 and returned to work the next morning, a Hindustan Times report said. Anil lived with his wife and three children in a rented room in Dabri Extension. “My husband aspired for a decent job but cleaning was all he knew,” Rani said as she waited at a crematorium for help with her husband's last rites. Read More

  • Sewer death: Swachch Bharat mission as 'hollow'; PM blind to manual scavengers' plight: Rahul Gandhi

    September 20, 2018 IST | | DNA

    The crowd-funding page on ketto.org, appealed the users to donate and within just few days, people have donated around Rs 32 lakh, which is way more than the goal fund. Read More

  • Sewer death: After wave of sympathy and funds, a twist

    September 21, 2018 IST | | The Times of India

    Ketto also released a statement on Twitter in the evening, claiming that they were inveinvestigating the case. “No funds have been transferred until now and funds raised are beneficiary following a thorough check of facts and completion of our verification procedure Read More

  • Mystery Over Viral Photo of Crying Boy Deepens: Who Gets Rs 57 L?

    September 21, 2018 IST | | The Quint

    “Along with Shiv Sunny, the Hindustan Times reporter, and Ketto, we’re looking into the news report and will share an update soon. No funds have been transferred until now and the funds raised will only be transferred to the beneficiary, the boy in the picture, following a thorough checking of the facts and completion of the verification procedure,” officials at Ketto told The Quint. Read More

  • Dead sewer worker was more than a father to grieving boy

    September 20, 2018 IST | | The Hindustan Times

    The picture that moved the Uday Foundation, Ketto, and set off an avalanche of support, captured the boy’s grief before any initiative had been made to raise money for the family. It had nothing to do with his biological relationship with Anil. Read More

  • Mystery Over Viral Photo of Crying Boy Deepens: Who Gets Rs 57 L?

    September 20, 2018 IST | | The Quint

    A separate crowd funding campaign initiated via Ketto collected almost Rs 60 lakh for Rani and her child Read More

  • Death of sanitation worker sparks outrage in India

    September 20, 2018 IST | | The Express Tribune

    Photographs of an Indian child, belonging to the Dalit caste, crying next to his father’s body initiated a social media campaign that raised almost $70, 000 to support the family. Read More

  • The heartbreaking photo that raised $57k in a day

    September 21, 2018 IST | | News.Com.AU

    The Uday foundation, a non-governmental organisation, created the incredibly successful fundraiser on the crowd-funding platform Ketto. Its appeal page reads: “The funds shall be utilised for the education & well-being of the children and dignified life of the family.” Read More

  • Heartbreaking photo of Indian child crying over his father raises $57,000 for family

    September 19, 2018 IST | | SBS

    The Tweet captured the attention of the charity Uday Foundation, which helped to raise funds alongside the crowdfunding platform Ketto. Read More

  • The heartbreaking photo that moved strangers to donate £32,000 to young boy's family in a day

    September 19, 2018 IST | | Mirror Co UK

    The tweet drew attention from non-governmental foundation Uday who used Ketto, a crowdfunding site. People from all walks of life donated, from Bollywood actors to poorer people who could only give 10 rupees but still helped. Three million rupees in total was raised to help the grieving family. Read More

  • Weeping boy mourning father's death moves India to raise $56,000 in one day

    Sunday, 14 December 2014 - 10:17am IST | | Asia One

    "We can't bring back the father of that child, but the last 24 hours have contributed way more than our target of 24 lakhs, which would ensure the education and well being of that kid and family." Read More

  • Social media campaign raises small fortune for family of Indian man killed cleaning sewer

    September 21, 2018 IST | | ABC

    A crowdfunding campaign has raised more than $100,000 for the family of a New Delhi man who died of toxic fumes while cleaning a sewer with his bare hands earlier this week. Read More

  • Weeping boy mourning father’s death moves India to raise $43,000 in one day

    September 21, 2018 IST | | Inquirer Net

    The image of an 11-year-old boy weeping and mourning his father’s death recently compelled Indians to band together and raise money for him and his family. The sight was captured by Shiv Sunny, a journalist of the Hindustan Times. He took to Twitter last Sept. 16 to share the photo of the boy crying beside his father’s body inside a crematorium. ADVERTISEMENT “The boy walked up to his father’s body at a crematorium, moved the sheet from the face, held the cheeks wi Read More

  • 'Manual scavenger' Papa goes viral: What happened next

    September 21, 2018 IST | | Gulf News

    Online help for family of 'manual scavenger' Papa — whose task included removing human excrement by hand — Who asphyxiated inside a Delhi manhole Read More

  • How a tragic photograph illuminated India’s better future

    September 21, 2018 IST | | Washington Examiner

    Empowered by growing technological connectivity (the fundraising for Anil’s family is taking place on a crowdfunding website), this developing civil society is modern in social philosophy and modern in means. Read More

  • Outpouring of support in India for grieving son of sewer cleaner

    September 20, 2018 IST | | Aljazeera

    Twitter users react with anger and compassion after death of another 'manual scavenger', raising $70,000 for his family. Soon, a crowdfunding campaign was launched on Ketto - a crowdfunding platform - by Rahul Verma, founder of a non-government organisation called Uday Foundation. He said the campaign has so far raised nearly $70,000 (5m rupees). Read More

  • Over Rs 50 lakh and counting: When a photo triggered a fundraiser for family of dead Delhi sewage worker

    September 20, 2018 IST | | The Indian Express

    The online crowdfunding website Ketto had set a target of Rs 24 lakh to be raised over a fortnight but within a few hours, Rs 10 lakh were collected. Read More

  • कहानी दिल दुखानेवाली उस तस्वीर की जिसने चंद दिनों में लाखों रुपए जुटा दिए

    September 19, 2018 IST | | BBC Hindi

    केट्टो के सीनियर एक्जीक्यूटिव कंवलजीत सिंह ने बीबीसी से बातचीत में कहा कि अगर लक्ष्य से अधिक पैसा जुड़ जाता है तो भी तय समय तक फ़ंड जुटाते रहेंगे. वो बताते हैं, ''अगर तय राशि से अधिक राशि जमा होती है तो ये हमारे लिए और ज़रूरतमंद इंसान दोनों के लिए अच्छा है. हम अपनी केट्टो फ़ीस (पांच प्रतिशत केट्टो फ़ीस, जीएसटी और पेमेंट गेटवे का चार्ज जोड़कर कुल 9.44 प्रतिशत) काटकर साइट पर दिखाया गया बकाया पैसा सीधा लाभार्थी के अकाउंट में पहुंचा देते हैं. हालांकि सीईओ वरुण सेठ का कहना है कि इस कैंपेन के लिए उम Read More

  • The heartbreaking photo that raised $43,000 in one day

    September 18, 2018 IST | | BBC World News

    Mr Sunny's tweet also drew attention to the Uday foundation, a non-governmental organisation that stepped in to raise funds with the help of Ketto, a crowdfunding platform. Read More

  • People Raise Rs 50 Lakh For Family Of Manual Scavenger Who Died Of Choking While Cleaning Sewer

    September 19, 2018 IST | | India Times

    Ketto started a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for the family. The online crowdfunding website Ketto had set a target of Rs 24 lakh to be raised over a fortnight but within a matter of few hours, an amount of Rs 10 lakh was collected. Read More

  • PICTURE OF GRIEF Heartbroken internet users moved to donate £33,000 for boy pictured sobbing over dad’s body

    September 18, 2018 IST | | The Sun

    The Uday foundation, a non-governmental organisation, created the incredibly successful fundraiser on the crowdfunding platform Ketto Read More

  • Boy's heartbreaking photo raises Dh158,000 in one day

    September 19, 2018 IST | | Khaleejtimes

    Sunny's tweet also drew attention to the Uday Foundation, a non-governmental organisation that stepped in to raise funds with the help of Ketto, a crowdfunding platform. "That was totally unexpected," Sunny said on the massive help that poured in online. Read More

  • How a photo helped raise Rs 17 lakh for the family of Delhi worker who died cleaning a sewer

    September 19, 2018 IST | | News Laundry

    An HT report details how over Rs 17 lakh has been collected on Ketto through contributions ranging between Rs 15 and Rs 50,000 by more than 887 donors. The Delhi government, too, said it was ready to give Rs 10 lakh to Anil’s family. Read More

  • Internet Helps Raise 27 Lakh For Family Of Man Who Died Cleaning Sewer

    September 18, 2018 IST | | I Diva

    An NGO called Uday Foundation contacted Ketto, a fundraising platform, to help the family. Journalists with a considerable following have shared the tweet, in order to draw attention to the cause. Thanks to that money, the family will not have to vacate their rented home, and they will be able to afford food. Other than that, the Delhi government has promised a compensation of 10 Lakh rupees as well. Read More

  • Nearly Rs 50 lakh and counting: When a photo triggered a fundraiser for family of dead Delhi sewage worker

    September 19, 2018 IST | | The Indian Express

    he online crowdfunding website Ketto had set a target of Rs 24 lakh to be raised over a fortnight but within a few hours, Rs 10 lakh were collected Read More

  • After cleaner’s death in Delhi sewer, internet helps raise Rs 32 lakhs, gifts cycle to son

    September 19, 2018 IST | | DNA India

    Heartbreaking news of death of Anil, a sanitation worker who made a living through manual scavenging and cleaning septic tanks broke on Friday. The photo of his son standing over his body and crying because the family had no money to even cremate the deceased had been doing rounds on the internet since then and it's when the online world decided to step up and help. The crowdfunding page on ketto.org, appealed the users to donate and within just few days, people have donated around Rs 32 lakh, Read More

  • ₹24 lakh raised in 24 hours for family of deceased Delhi sewage worker

    September 18, 2018 IST | | National Herald

    Rahul Verma of Uday Foundation contacted the online crowdfunding website Ketto to take the initiative for a fundraising campaign. As per the Ketto campaign, a neighbour in the locality where Anil died had arranged the money for the last rites.“The funds shall be utilised for the education & well-being of the children and dignified life for the family. Some amount will be deposited as fix(ed) deposit for future,” read the Ketto campaign pitch. Read More

  • Crowdfunding Campaign Raises Over Rs 33 Lakh For Dead Sanitation Worker in Delhi

    September 18, 2018 IST | | Beebom

    online crowdfunding website Ketto started a fundraising campaign on its site for the family. Thanks to the aforementioned tweet going viral, the family is believed to have received donations of Rs. 24 lakh within just a day. That number is now almost at the Rs. 33 lakh mark, and is expected to go up even higher in the coming days. Read More

  • Crowdfunding yields 18 lakh for family of deceased worker in Delhi

    September 19, 2018 IST | | The Hans India

    Over Rs 18 lakh has already been received by the crowdfunding platform Ketto, after an initiative by NGO Uday Foundation, whose founder Rahul Verma had shared a photo of Anil's body with a child. As the news was widely shared on social media, several people extended help to the family of the deceased as he was the only earning member of the family. Ketto had set a target of Rs 24 lakh and within few hours after the news was shared on various social media platforms, over Rs 10 lakh was alread Read More

  • Huge response to Indian boy’s plight

    September 19, 2018 IST | | The Gulf Today

    Non-governmental and crowd funding organisations have lent their hands to uplift the family. Ketto and Uday Foundation have updated their website for users to help the boy and his family. According to the Ketto website, around $52,559 was raised as of Tuesday night. Read More

  • Tragic photo of 11-year-old boy grieving over his dead sewer worker father's body after he was killed when a rope snapped raises more than £33,000 for his family in one day

    September 19, 2018 IST | | Daily Mail

    Rahul Verma, founder of NGO Uday Foundation, which alerted the paper to the boy's plight, and arranged an online fundraising campaign via Ketto, said: ‘It was heartbreaking to know about this family. We were devastated.’ According to Ketto's fundraising page, Anil lived with his wife Rani and three children – aged 11, seven and three – in a rented room. Read More

  • A Tweet Raised Rs 46 Lakh For Kin of Deceased Delhi Sewage Worker

    September 19, 2018 IST | | The Quint

    One death in a sewer. A tweet with photographs of a grieving son beside the dead body of his father. An amount of Rs 46 lakh and counting raised to help the family. The tweet evoked many Twitter users to join hands and come forward in helping Anil’s family even as Rahul Verma of NGO Udayan Foundation set up a bank account for donations via online crowd funding platform, Ketto.org which raised more than Rs 46 lakh at the time of writing this copy. Read More

  • These women have survived severe burn injuries, and they need your help urgently

    September 18, 2018 IST | | The News Minute

    The connection between domestic abuse and burns among women is undeniable, and your help can help these women become healthy and independent. Read More

  • Social Media Pools in Over Rs 10 Lakh for Family of Delhi Worker Who Died Cleaning Sewer

    September 17, 2018 IST | | NEWS 18

    During investigation, it was learnt that Anil was not given any protective gear and even the rope was not strong enough to bear the tension. Read More

  • Donations pour in for family of Delhi worker who fell to death in sewer

    September 18, 2018 IST | | The Asian Age

    Anil slipped while climbing down and the rope around his waist broke, following which he fell in the 20-feet deep sewer. Over Rs 18 lakh has already been received by the crowdfunding platform Ketto, after an initiative by NGO Uday Foundation, whose founder Rahul Verma had shared a photo of Anil's body with a child. As the news was widely shared on social media, several people extended help to the family of the deceased as he was the only earning member of the family. Ketto had set a target of Read More

  • Twitter users raise Rs 24 lakh for family of deceased Delhi sewage worker

    September 18, 2018 IST | | The Print

    Donation began after a photo of the 37-year-old worker’s son next to his corpse was widely shared on Twitter. Meanwhile, Rahul Verma, founder of NGO Uday Foundation, contacted the online crowdfunding website Ketto to take initiative for a fundraising campaign. “We got a word about this situation in the morning and we quickly created the campaign on our website,” said Priyanka Arisham, public relations manager, Ketto. Read More

  • Fund raiser campaign on social media raises Rs 27 lakh for family of Delhi santitation worker who died cleaning a sewer

    September 18, 2018 IST | | First Post

    Over Rs 18 lakh had already been received by late on Monday night on the crowdfunding platform Ketto, after an initiative by NGO Uday Foundation, whose founder Rahul Verma had shared journalist Shiv Sunny's photo of Anil's body with his child, Gaurav. Ketto had set a target of Rs 24 lakh and within few hours after the news was shared on various social media platforms, over Rs 10 lakh was already collected. Read More

  • Rs 18 lakh raised online for wife of man who died cleaning pit

    September 18, 2018 IST | | The Times of India

    After photographs of Rani and her son weeping on seeing Anil's body went viral on social media, the crowdfunding site Ketto — set up a page linking it to Rani’s bank account and asked people to donate. With a target of Rs 25 lakh, the site had collected Rs. 18 lakh by Monday evening. Read More

  • Latur Farmer Gives Up Life Savings So He Can See His Kids Walk

    September 18, 2018 IST | | MidDay

    Latur farmer's children were born with a rare deformity, but this father is giving up everything so he can see them walk to school one day Read More

  • Social media drive gets over a million rupees for family of Delhi worker who died cleaning a sewer

    September 17, 2018 IST | | The Hindustan Times

    The news and photos of the successive deaths of the father and toddler son led to many people on Twitter offering to help the family. “It was heartbreaking to know about this family. We were devastated,” said Rahul Verma, founder of NGO Uday Foundation, who contacted this newspaper and Ketto to initiate the crowd funding around 1.30 pm on Monday. Read More

  • Want to study further, but lack funds? There's hope for the cash-strapped

    September 13, 2018 IST | | Business Standard

    Want to study further, but lack funds? There's hope for the cash-strapped Read More

  • 10 Bollywood celebrities who’ve invested in startups

    September 10, 2018 IST | | GQ India

    Kunal Kapoor along with co-founder Varun Seth launched Ketto, a crowdsourcing platform. The website allowed people to donate and created a system where people got a chance to do their bit for the society by supporting different charities. Ketto in July 2015 had raised over ₹5.2 crore and are reportedly funding more than 500 campaigns. Read More

  • I'm not someone who sits and waits for things to happen: Kunal Kapoor

    September 08, 2018 IST | | The Pioneer

    It wasn't frustrating for actor Kunal Kapoor to wait for the right projects as he chose to explore his creative side. The actor says he invested the time in growing and getting better. Apart from acting, Kunal is involved in several vocations like writing, and even came out with a crowdfunding platform Ketto. Read More

  • Campaign launched to raise funds for dismissed IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt's legal aid

    September 07, 2018 IST | | One India

    The crowdfunding campaign started by Indians Fight for Justice (IFFJ) for legal support to sacked Gujarat Cadre IPS Officer Sanjiv Bhatt has been taken down by crowdfunding website Ketto. The campaign started raised Rs 16, 03, 230. The amount is 10 per cent of the total target Rs 1,50,00, 000. However, the page is inaccessible. Read More

  • A dime for your dream

    September 08, 2018 IST | | The Asian Age

    Checks and balances Platforms such as Ketto that cover a large range of issues from charities, healthcare, education to travel, have over 200 odd campaigns running on their platform every day. While every campaign can’t be verified, co-founder Varun Sheth says health care that is their primary agenda, goes through various checks. “We verify the case by contacting the hospital and doctors. There are various NGOs as well that come on board to raise funds; even they undergo a verification process Read More

  • NGO to provide 10,000 kits to flood-hit families in Kerala

    September 06, 2018 IST | | India

    Noted film actor Kunal Kapoor, who is also the co-founder of Ketto- the crowd funding platform that helped raise funds – took part in the distribution of relief material Thursday at Aluva, one of the worst-affected areas. Read More

  • ‘Gold’en heart

    September 08, 2018 IST | | Deccan Chronicle

    Kunal Kapoor has won hearts in Kerala for drumming up funds for flood relief through Ketto. Read More

  • 15-year-old girl from Gurgaon builds a rainwater harvesting system for the homeless

    September 08, 2018 IST | | NTD INDIA

    She was able to raise funds through a crowdfunding platform ‘Ketto,’ recommended by her sister, and with the help of her friends also did a door-to-door campaign which was a slow but rewarding process. Read More

  • Kunal Kapoor reaches Aluva to help flood victims

    September 08, 2018 IST | | Onmanorama

    Bollywood actor Kunal Kapoor inaugurated a rebuilding project initiated by the Mumbai based NGO 'Habitat for Humanity' at a flood ravaged Aluva. Read More

  • Kunal Kapoor: I'm Not Someone Who Sits And Waits For Things To Happen

    September 10, 2018 IST | | MidDay

    unal Kapoor spent the last couple of years developing scripts, characters and movies that he would like to be a part of. Apart from acting, Kunal is involved in several vocations like writing, and even came out with a crowdfunding platform Ketto. Read More

  • Round Table India ties-up with Crowd Funding organization Ketto to further their philanthropic endeavors

    September 07, 2018 IST | | Nagpur Info

    Round Table India on September 5, 2018 has tied up with Ketto.org which is India`s Leading Crowd Funding Website having a footfall of over 25 Million Donors and has a record of having raised more than Rs. 300 Crores Plus for different NGO`s across India. Read More

  • In flood-hit Kerala, carpenters, plumbers and electricians from Odisha are ultimate superheroes

    September 6, 2018 IST | | DNA

    The organisation, Habitat for Humanity India, garnered Rs 34 lakh for flood relief through a crowd funding platform, a release said. Noted film actor Kunal Kapoor, who is also the co-founder of Ketto- the crowd funding platform that helped raise funds - took part in the distribution of relief material Thursday at Aluva, one of the worst-affected areas. Read More

  • NGO to provide 10,000 kits to flood-hit families in Kerala

    September 6, 2018 IST | | Business Standard

    Noted film actor Kunal Kapoor, who is also the co-founder of Ketto- the crowd funding platform that helped raise funds - took part in the distribution of relief material Thursday at Aluva, one of the worst-affected areas. Read More

  • Habitat for Humanity intensifies response with distribution of emergency shelter kits to Kerala's flood-affected families

    September 01, 2018 IST | | Relief Web

    Volunteers and celebrities are taking an active role in supporting relief efforts in Kerala. Actress Read More

  • Konark International Cyclothon team felicitates Dr. Amit Samarth 1st Asian to complete the 9100km, Trans-Siberian Extreme Race

    August 30, 2018 IST | | Orissa Diary

    Konark International Cyclothon team felicitates Dr. Amit Samarth the 1st Asian to complete the 9100km, Trans-Siberian Extreme Race. On behalf of KIC Founder Sudhir Dash confer “GO GREEN Ambassador” certificate to Dr. Amit Samarth for his unique achivement.Dr. Amit Samarth hopes to raise awareness about cycling for the masses and raise funds for the economically poor athletes of Vidarbha region through his achievements. Read More

  • When Crowds Care

    August 30, 2018 IST | | The Patriot

    There are enough generous people around eager to donate online, helping many in need to find their feet after floods or pay the costs of medical treatment. However, some glitches remain Read More

  • Unravelling the Russian episode

    Sunday, 14 December 2014 - 10:17am IST | | The Asian Age

    Maharashtra’s doctor-ironman-endurance cyclist added another feather to his cap; narrates his journey of the biggest stage race in the world. Two months ago, he had sent a message on Whatsapp asking to buy his merchandise to raise money. Don’t confuse yourself picturing him as a sales lad. No, this message was sent by Nagpur-based-cyclist Amit Samarth who delayed his departure to the Tran-Siberian Extreme Race to gather enough funds. Read More

  • Asian Games Sailing: Silver lining for Sweta Shervegar, Varsha Gautham after traversing hard court

    September 01, 2018 IST | | The New Indian Express

    The partnership, which was formed only last year, has also taken to Ketto, an online crowd-funding platform, to fund their participation in international competitions and exposure trips. Read More

  • This 15-year-old has built a rainwater harvesting system for 500 homeless people

    August 31, 2018 IST | | Your Story

    Tavishi took her project to an online crowdfunding platform 'Ketto' to raise funds. She also did door-to-door campaign with the help of her friends and was able to collect Rs 1.78 lakh. Read More

  • Gold actor Kunal Kapoor's crowdfunding platform Ketto raises Rs 1.2 cr for Kerala flood victims

    August 22, 2018 IST | | First Post

    Actor Kunal Kapoor's crowdfunding platform Ketto has raised Rs 1.2 crore for rehabilitation work in flood-hit Kerala. He says it is overwhelming to see people come forward and support a cause. Kerala has been hit hard by the worst floods in a century, leaving hundreds dead and thousands displaced and homeless. Read More

  • 5 Things to do Today

    August 29, 2018 IST | | Mumbai Mirror

    Dance for a good cause In the past few weeks, help has been pouring in from every corner of the country for those affected by the Kerala fl oods. And, this dance studio in Powai is doing its bit by throwing a fundraising Latin dance social tonight. The event also includes a dance workshop for beginners. Even though the workshop and party are free of cost, the organisers have requested participants to donate a minimum of Rs 500. The proceeds from this event will be donated to Kerala Chief Ministe Read More

  • Satyarup becomes 1st civilian Bengali to scale 7 Summit

    August 24, 2018 IST | | Aajkaal

    Siddhanta is crowdfunding his Antarctica expedition on fundraising platform Ketto Read More

  • Mountain man Satyarup Siddha

    August 19, 2018 IST | | Desher Samay

    Satyarup didn't just fight a disease to live his dream, he also worked hard to gather financial assistance by managing sponsors for mountaineering is costly sport. He is running under huge loans for his previous expeditions but he is determined he will find a way to fund this world record climb. Read More