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Need: Re.: We request help for shipping donated computers to our NGOs/CBOs working at grassroot levels in rural areas of India

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Dear friends,

GBS as a NGO has been working for various rural development programs with focus on women's empowerment, prevention of HIV/AIDS and protection and improvement of environment etc. for past 24 years.

We have formed a Network of NGOs engaged in the field of HIV/AIDS and violence against women in 14 states of India wherein 210 NGO/CBOs have joined so far as members.

We provided 171 personnel of these NGOs associated with our network with IT training with support from UNAIDS, but most of them don't have computers.

It would be great if these NGO personnel got IT training could be provided with PCs. It would not only enhance the capacity of NGOs/CBOs working at grassroot level, but excelerate the work of prevention of HIV/AIDS and violence against women they are involved in committedly.

We had contacted a donor in UK who agreed to donate us 171 PCs, but required us to pay the shipping charges worth GBP 8,254.

May I, therefore, request you kindly to suggest us some possible donors/supporters in this regard?

Here are some ways you can help:

• If the full amount for shipping all 171 computers of $8,254 is too much Help shipping a few s would make a big difference and per computer would cost: (insert cost for shipping one here)

• Also, perhaps you have a computer or laptop you can donate, or know someone who does? Also a financial donation could help us purchase computers locally.

• Maybe you know a shipping company that could donate the shipping, or an NGO that could help transport the computers.

Looking forward to your support soon,

with tegards,

Kusum

Kusum Jain
Joint Secretary
Gram Bharati Samiti (GBS)
Amber Bhawan, Amber 302 028 Jaipur India
Tel.: 91-141-2531242 Fax: 91-141-2530719
www.gbsjp.org

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Jennifer Ruwart's picture

Any progress?

Kusum,

Greetings! With anticipation of GREAT news, I am wondering if you have made progress on getting these laptops to the 117 personnel you mentioned above? Do you still need support to make it fully happen? If you do, I think the following information would help potential supporters jump on board!

1) How much does it cost to ship one computer?
2) Is the donor of the laptops an individual or an organization?
3) Do you know if people can make tax-deductible donations to GBS or the donor for shipping?
4) If not, do you have a sister organization in the states or EU that would act as a financial intermediary, so US-based or EU donations are tax-deductible. This could be critical in these tight economic times. I was looking at your affiliations page and think there are good possibilities for collaboration.

Looking forward to continuing this conversation!

All my best,
Jennifer

Kusum's picture

Request for shipping donated computers

Dear Jennifer,

Thank you for your encouraging message.

Yes, still we need support to make it happen. Below are the information required by you:

1) How much does it cost to ship one computer?

£ 53.00 would cost shipping one computer

2) Is the donor of the laptops an individual or an organization?
Computer Aid International Ltd., the donor is an organisation based in London, UK

3) Do you know if people can make tax-deductible donations to GBS or the donor for shipping?

Yes, the tax deductible donations can be made to both GBS and the donor CAI

4) If not, do you have a sister organization in the states or EU that would act as a financial intermediary, so US-based or EU donations are tax-deductible. This could be critical in these tight economic times. I was looking at your affiliations page and think there are good possibilities for collaboration.

Yes, we are closely affiliated to Intersect Worldwide based in New York. Their contact detauils are as under:

Ms. Sally Fisher
President
Intersect Worlwide
7 West Fifteenth Street
Suit 6L New York, New York 10011
Tel.: 212 989 9388 fax: 2`12989 9349

WWW.intersect-worldwide.org

Thanking you once again for your kind and hopeful response for this great task.

With lots of love and regards,

Kusum

Kusum Jain

Joint Secretary
Gram Bharati Samiti (GBS)
Amber Bhawan, Amber 302 028 India
Tel.: 91-141-2531242 Fax: 2530719
www.gbsjp.org

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