Raising funds for Animal Welfare
I am an Indian, a country of 1 billion+ people. You can assume the condition of land over here. In this situation, the ones who suffers most are Animals. Being a die hard animal lover, this hurts me badly. So, I decided to build mini-jungles for these stray animals who gets injured or diseased or need care.
First of all, I am not dependent on any kind of funding or donations or any support. I took this path on my own. That’s why I created this blog so that I can save its earnings and soon purchase a 120,000 sqft land and convert it into a resourceful jungle.
My plan is to plant fruit trees, grow some vegetables, build a lake passing through the whole land and cover the area with grass. There will be a dispensary for treating injured beings. I will build sheds, kennels, fences etc according to the habitat of species.
In my jungle, all the animals will be free to do anything. That’s going to be their home only. No humans will be allowed to interfere or disturb them. The fruits, vegetables, water, land, infrastructure and everything else will be available for their use. I want to give them freedom, love, care, food and the life they deserve.
We will provide home to all sorts of domestic animals like cows, bulls, dogs, cats, rabbits, donkeys, hens, goats, horses, sheep, pigs etc. If there are fruits there will be birds like pigeon, crows, parrots, sparrows, humming birds, etc. Similarly, we will bring some aquatic animals like frogs, ducks, fishes, shells, oyster etc. Other creatures like insects, chameleons, bees, butterflies, bugs will automatically come. We will setup a complete ecosystem where nobody will disturb or harm them.
I want to make a self sustainable eco-system where I won’t need to put on more resources. Nature is most powerful and it can feed all. I just want to give back what humans have stolen from others.
Currently, I spend like $250 per month to feed stray cows, calves, dogs, cats, donkeys etc. I can’t turn my back on them. It’s my duty. I am not doing any favor or great work. I am doing my duty.
Till writing this article, I have saved around $10,000 for it. But the requirements are huge. I will need in total $100k to buy the land, do boundaries, plant 500 trees, build sheds and dispensary.
So, I thought to present my story in front of you guys. My goal is to raise this money in 2 years. I will work hard and bust my *** off to make this dream a reality. My animals needs this.
If you think you can contribute, please use the below paypal form. For any query related to my work, vision, help, suggestions, conflicts, criticism you can contact me at [email protected]
If you don’t want to donate, try to take my help in your projects and pay me for my services. Is that fair?
Some Concerns & Queries
Why should I believe you?
Frankly, there is no way. And I can understand quite well. There are fraudsters who targets the soft point and emotions of people. The world runs with both day and night, God and demons.
In our defense, I can say that I am not dependent on contributions and donations. I built this blog and all the posts here are written after spending hours in research. I worked really hard to build this. Fraudsters do not put efforts in creating content. They put efforts in making something lucrative to trap. Here you will find nothing lucrative, or attractive. It’s as simple as that – If you believe the cause, support it otherwise I completely respect your decision.
Second, after 2 years (according to my calculations, I will be able to save the required money myself in 2 years) or as soon as the money is raised, I will share the GPS location, pictures, land certificate on this website as well as to all the contributors through email (if they have provided correct email in paypal form above). Once the jungle is developed, its activities, animals, and beauty will we displayed everyday through videos on social media pages. This is going to be the community work and people will be allowed to visit and serve animals there.
There is nothing else with me right now to build your trust.
Can I talk to the guy behind this?
It’s me, Akash Mittal. I am a software engineer & entrepreneur. I am a monk by heart and computer wizard by mind. Nature has given me one special power which I am proud of – “No love for money”. This doesn’t mean I don’t want to earn. I work whole time to earn as much as I can. But not for me. I have no requirements, no wishes, no materialistic dreams, no desires of cars, villa, travelling, food, anything. I am a monk. But I cry for animals. I can give away everything to save a puppy. I can give away my day’s only food without thinking once to a hungry animal.
You can reach out to me at [email protected]. I would love to hear from you.
How much should I contribute?
How about $100k? How about $0? Doesn’t matter at all. If you feed one stray animal near your house, I will be delighted. Contribution doesn’t need to be money although that’s what we need right now but I will be happy just to know that you are an animal lover too.
I am hesitant in donating
Me too. Except for wikipedia and one medical emergency kid, I never donated on online channel. Not even for pandemic relief fund. This is like a barrier. It feels like the waste of your money or like there are many multi-millionaires who should come forward. Why me? I am not so rich.
Once you break the barrier, it gets easy. I spend 1000s on feeding animals but few years back, I couldn’t dare to spend a dime. Think of small donation like you bought a coffee for one of your friend. Now, its easy. Right?
What will I get in return of donation?
Yes I will give you a gift. The name plaque at the entry gate of jungle will have your name listed. One of the tree in jungle will be planted in your name. Please provide the email id in above form otherwise it will get hard for me to contact you and get your consent.
Why don’t you contact NGOs?
Yes, I will. I will contact NGOs and companies with CSR. But for everything, you need to have an MVP. This jungle will be the MVP which help in expanding it and getting resources to accommodate more animals.
I am still not convinced with this all
I respect it. As I said before, I don’t expect donations. But, you can help me by providing projects, or I can help you in your coding issues and you can pay for my services. Till then, I am honored that my articles helped you in your coding problems. Feel free to contact me anytime.