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

Whether it is for disaster relief or a personal cause, some online platforms help you raise funds for a fee

Illustration by Ajay Mohanty
Illustration by Ajay Mohanty

Want to study further but don’t have the funds or unable to procure an education loan? There is hope for the cash-strapped. It is called crowdfunding. Subhash Singh (name changed) did precisely that a few years back. He was able to raise as much as Rs 250,000 through this route. More recently, a large number of people are raising disaster-relief funds for the Kerala deluge. But how does one go about raising money through this route? Crowdfunding, as the name suggests, is money raised from a large number of people (generally small amounts) for various causes. It is mostly ...