Archive for April, 2009

so far …

April 28, 2009

… i have completed 3 weeks of the 8-week self-training schedule for the 31st May RUN!

21 Apr – Tue – 4km
23 Apr – Thu – 3km
26 Apr – Sun – 5km
28 Apr – Tue – 5km

And to meet my goal I need 196 more social investors and additional Rs. 84,000/- (in social investment) in the next 25 days! Please HELP! 🙂

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TiA … still need to raise 95k

April 20, 2009

Thanking in Anticipation … assuming you have reached this blog with an intention to help me for a cause in raising Rs. 1,00,000/- of social investment for NGO RangDe by running in Bangalore Marathon! 🙂

There have been requests from all over – asking me how they can chip in … so let me list down the ways you can do so

1) You can directly go to RangDe’s website and instantly become a social investor by providing credit card details … [if you do so, just let me know the amount you invest – so that I can update my pledge target accordingly … just leave a comment for that]

2) You can send a check/draft drawn in favor of “RangDe Org” to my home address …

3) You can also give me cash (or maybe transfer it to my bank a/c) …

Again, just post a comment for options 2 & 3 above (so that I get your email address) and I will send more details by reply (within 24 days on a working day)

I am eagerly awaiting the 4th and most easy option … the Bangalore Marathon event organizers are going to enable ‘pledge online’ feature … I will soon share that as soon as it is working.

Till then, I request you to kindly support me in above mentioned ways … (some checks are supposed to be in the snail mail but still I am very far from my target … so act fast and also share this with your friends)

Vital Stats (only counting things that are in my hand as confirmed)
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Days remaining – 35
Investment to raise – 95,000/- (INR)
Investors to be reached – 199 (and Aamir is still to be contacted) 🙂

1 mm = 1 paise

April 10, 2009

Yes!

I am now a ‘Care Champion’ for the Bangalore Open 10 km RUN … which means I need your support to raise at least Rs. 1,00,000/- in social investment for NGO “RangDe Org” …

It may sound as a big goal – but if I break it down it is just a paise for every millimeter of distance I RUN 🙂

If you have not yet visited their site, RangDe is a social initiative that aims to make low cost micro credit a reality. It provides an online platform http://rangde.org that connects a social investor to a needy individual, looking for a means to set up or expand his means of livelihood. RangDe believes in providing a sustainable alternative to charity and this has been endorsed with a 100% repayment rate after more than a year of operation.

RangDe defines a ‘social investor’ as anyone who can lend as little as Rs.500 and in return gets a nominal interest rate and tons of goodwill. RangDe’s participation in this marathon event is aimed at raising ‘social investments’ and awareness. So jump onto the band wagon and be a winner too! Help “share the colours of joy.” The rewards are immeasurable and guaranteed to last long.

In next 42 days, I have to raise atleast Rs. 95,000/- (social investment and not charity) and I cannot do this without help and support of each one of you … so, please get in touch with me to find out how can you chip in …

I have also added one more measure for success of this endeavour – I want to reach out to 199 more ‘social investors’. Keep watching this space for achievement statistics.

How is my preparation going on? Well, I am on track!
05 Apr – Sun – participated in 5 km FundRaiser RUN at Gurgaon
07 Apr – Tue – 3 km RUN in nearby park
10 Apr – Fri – 2.5 km RUN in the park

And last but not the least – I still want Aamir Khan to be one of the 199 social investors I am trying to reach out to 🙂