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Help Gunjan raise funds for a Mumbai rickshaw driver

Help Gunjan raise funds for a Mumbai rickshaw driver

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Dear Donors

We’re back with another update for Deshraj Ji. He is on cloud nine as has a smile that has been possible only with your help. Impact Guru has transferred Rs 2.5 lakh to Deshraj Ji’s account right now so that his and the family’s survival can be taken care of. 

Currently, his grandkids are studying in local schools. Once the new academic year starts, they will be able to take admission in better private schools and their required tuition fees will be sent directly to the institutions. To slightly reduce the hassles of their lives, his grand daughter’s fees for her B.Ed course will also be transferred to her college account. 

Deshraj Ji never thought that it would be possible for his grandkids to go to a school, a private school being a distant dream. He says that he’s going to tell all of them the story of how random strangers on the internet joined hands to give them a good education and that one day when they are on their own feet, they return the favor to the community.  

No amount of thanks will suffice for your outpour of love and support. However, we still thank you again for you have been the true hero for someone in need.

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I am Gunjan and I am raising funds for Mr. Deshraj who is one of the hundreds of auto-rickshaw drivers in Mumbai. Deshraj Ji has seen the worst face of fate and today even after being a senior citizen is working tirelessly to fund the education of his grand-daughter. I came across Desshraj Ji’s story on the Facebook page of Humans of Bombay and I feel that we all can lend a helping hand to make Deshraj Ji’s life at least 1% better.


Deshraj Ji had two sons who died extremely tragic deaths. One son left their house and never came back. His body was found a few days later in an auto-rickshaw. The other son’s body was found on the railway tracks where he committed suicide. No parent deserves to cremate their own children. I can only imagine how hard it must have been for Deshraj Ji to deal with the deaths of two of his kids.


He was the only one left to fend for his daughter in law and 4 kids so he started driving an auto-rickshaw. With the little, he earned he had to pay for the household expenses. His little grand-daughter was only in the 9th standard when she asked if she will have to quit school. Such a simple question shook him up and he decided to make sure that she becomes a strong independent woman.


Today his granddaughter is studying in Himachal and doing a B.Ed course. Deshraj Ji has sworn to make sure that she completes her studies and becomes a teacher. He has said that he will give free ferry rides to all his passengers the day she completes her course. impact guru has waived off its fees for this cause.


Deshraj Ji is an important part of our society. He is the essential worker who keeps working and is always in the margins. Even if we all contribute the minimum amount that we can, we can make Deshraj Ji’s life a lot better by funding his grandaughter’s education. Please share this story to share Deshraj Ji’s plight with everyone.



Updates(5)


#1 (23 Feb, 2021)

Dear Donors

We’re back with another update for Deshraj Ji. He is on cloud nine as has a smile that has been possible only with your help. Impact Guru has transferred Rs 2.5 lakh to Deshraj Ji’s account right now so that his and the family’s survival can be taken care of. 

Currently, his grandkids are studying in local schools. Once the new academic year starts, they will be able to take admission in better private schools and their required tuition fees will be sent directly to the institutions. To slightly reduce the hassles of their lives, his grand daughter’s fees for her B.Ed course will also be transferred to her college account. 

Deshraj Ji never thought that it would be possible for his grandkids to go to a school, a private school being a distant dream. He says that he’s going to tell all of them the story of how random strangers on the internet joined hands to give them a good education and that one day when they are on their own feet, they return the favor to the community.  

No amount of thanks will suffice for your outpour of love and support. However, we still thank you again for you have been the true hero for someone in need.

#2 (19 Feb, 2021)

Dear Donors

Once again, Deshraj Ji and I extend our heartfelt thanks to you for understanding his plight, empathizing with his situation and lending a helping hand. A few weeks ago, the entire family was barely managing three meals a day and for his grand-children, getting an education even from a small school or college was a distant possibility. Now they can look forward to completing their studies from even reputed universities in the country and building a future for themselves.

ImpactGuru has been extremely understanding and helpful throughout the entire journey of helping Deshraj Ji. They have initiated the funds transfer process and made the proceedings very smooth so that this senior citizen can finally retire without worrying about the daily survival of his family.

Deshraj Ji was so overwhelmed when he heard that strangers from around the world have given him a helping hand. Here is a picture with Deshraj Ji smiling and expressing his thanks. He has extended his prayers and good wishes for all of you.

-Gunjan.



#3 (16 Feb, 2021)

Dear Donors


Your outpour of love, support, and donations for Deshraj Ji has shown that the world is not yet devoid of compassion and humanity. The campaign has been closed now as the goal amount needed for Deshraj Ji’s family was not only achieved but also exceeded. Deshraj Ji and his family are overwhelmed and are immensely grateful that people understood their plight and decided to help. They never thought that they will ever reach a point where they will be able to say that they don’t need any more donations.


Deshraj Ji lives a minimalist existence and makes sure that he sends everyone he meets with blessings and good wishes. He uses a basic mobile phone and is not very tech-savvy at his age. I and ImpactGuru have been coordinating with Deshraj Ji to acquire his account details and deduce the mode through which the funds shall be transferred into his bank account.


Till then we hope that you and your families stay safe, healthy, and happy.


Regards 


#4 (12 Feb, 2021)

Dear Donors

With the help of ImpactGuru today, I got the opportunity to meet Deshraj Ji in person today. Never have I ever met a soul purer than him. It was an overwhelming experience to be around someone so selfless and humble. 

He helps out healthcare workers, house helps by giving them a ferry in his auto-rickshaw. At the end of the day, he sleeps in the rickshaw itself and manages all of his daily tasks without any help from anyone. 

On behalf of Deshaj Ji, I thank you all for supporting this initiative and helping out a family in need. Here is a small snippet of my encounter with him today. Please keep donating so that Deshraj Ji can retire peacefully and his grandkids can make a future for themselves.



#5 (12 Feb, 2021)

Dear Donors

I am Gunjan here. Firstly a massive thank you to everyone for supporting this initiative and helping Deshraj Ji. As a lot of you were asking for more of my details I just wanted to share that I am a recent graduate from Lala Lajpatrai College and reside with my family in Mumbai. Impact Guru has taken a copy of my official documents for their verification purposes. 

Deshraj Ji’s story brought tears to my eyes and I was deeply moved by it. It made me realize how grateful I am to have a family. Recently I read a simple quote somewhere that said “If not me, who?” So instead of just hoping that things get better for him, I decided to take the initiative and started this fundraiser to help Deshraj Ji. 

Deshraj Ji has 4 grandchildren who are still studying and even a daughter in law who has to manage the entire household.

All the support and donations that we have received till now has been overwhelming and has made me realize that the world is full of compassionate souls. So I have thought to raise the goal amount to Rs 20 lakh. Rs 10 lakh will be cover the costs of the education of the 4 grandkids. Another Rs 10 lakh will be able to provide a slightly better lifestyle to the family and healthcare for Deshraj Ji. The jolly old man is beyond his retirement age and is still working tirelessly. Doesn’t he deserve a little more comfort even in his old age?

I hope that everyone reading this will resonate with my endeavor. Let’s make this world a better place, together!

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