As the Philippines is currently battling the after-effects of the destructive typhoons Rolly and Ulysses Airfunding, a global donation-based crowdfunding platform recently launched its company-sponsored charity drive named Airfunding Cares, to help people affected by natural calamities and the global pandemic crisis. A recent relief effort was sent to Cagsawa, Daraga, Albay in the Philippines to help families hard hit by typhoon Rolly. Airfunding sent “Care Packs” to more than 100 families and distributed bread among young children in the streets leading to the area.
“These typhoons are devastatingly destructive, and our hearts goes out to millions of affected. Although our effort may not be enough, we are trying our best effort to bring in more help through donations from our millions of supporters across the globe”
Airfunding Cares is committed to raising $ 10,000 to help more people in the Philippines especially the Cagayan and Tuguegarao province who suffered the most because of the flooding brought about by typhoon Ulysses.
In addition to the company campaign, the site has also received more than 100 new projects for the same cause. Filipinos from all over the world created fundraising project on www.airfunding.net Airfunding is a fundraising platform that specializes in small-scale projects made by individuals, groups, or local NGOs, for a personal cause, community initiative, an event, or just anything that needs funding. It’s a keep-it-all crowdfunding platform, so project owners keep the entire amount collected even if the target hasn’t been met.
Why keep-it-all platform? ” We believe that even a small amount of money would be a real help to project owners. That’s why we decided to make a keep-it-all platform. Our business model relies on tips from the supporter. It’s essentially just a commission but, when you support a project you can choose to tip a percentage of the amount.” – says Ryosuke Abe, CEO of Co-Founder of Kiheitai Inc., the parent group for Airfunding.
There is help beyond borders and barriers, Airfunding has over 10,000,000 supporters around the world and can be accessed in 200+ countries. Airfunding is free to use, anyone can register and start creating projects in less than 5 minutes. Airfunding hopes to attract more Filipinos to create more projects, whether for personal, for the community or for any cause (so that the world will see and send their support).
Visit their website at www.airfunding.net
Organization: Airfunding by Kiheitai Inc.
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Phone: +81 03-6277-8045
Freedom Healthy Cooking Oils Flags off Freedom Education Van
Aims to bring awareness among the consumers about the adulteration in edible oils
Gemini Edibles and Fats India Pvt Ltd, the makers of Freedom Healthy Cooking Oils flags off Freedom Education Van to bring awareness among the consumers about the safety measures adopted by Freedom Healthy cooking oils and the perils of the adulterated edibles oils in the market. K. Ramesh, Area Sales Manager, Freedom Healthy Cooking Oils flags off the Freedom Education Van in Telangana covering Warangal and Nizamabad districts.
The mission of the Freedom Education Van is to educate and protect our consumers from counterfeit and unhealthy adulterated edible oils, Freedom Healthy Cooking Oils has introduced Education Vans to spread the awareness about adulteration in edible oils in the rural and tier II cities. The Vans will travel to the designated location in the districts, educate consumers on the importance of identifying the original brands of edible oils and the benefits of choosing unadulterated cooking oils. They will also showcase the safety measure being taken by Freedom Healthy Cooking Oils at their state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at Kakinada & Krishnapatnam.
Consumers need to be made AWARE on how to identify the brand, by virtue of its brand name, packaging, design etc. It has been observed that, some manufacturers sell adulterated edible oils, intending to make money. This is done when some manufacturers of edible oils collude with the vendors and resort to supplying the adulterated products and pack them in counterfeit designs, colours, logos, and letters resembling the standard brand packs of some popular companies. Though the text ‘Refined Sunflower Oil’ is written on these packs, mostly inferior quality oil is placed inside. Nowadays in India, Sunflower oil is replacing the other oils due to its health benefits and ability to cook more food with less oil. However, as the price for Sunflower oil is higher, some unscrupulous players mix it with other cheap oils such as palm oil, castor oil and other in edible oils, retain the image of Sunflower oil on the pack and sell it at a lower price. As a consumer-oriented brand, Freedom took it upon themselves to reach-out to the consumers and educate them.
Speaking about the seriousness of this issue, Mr. P Chandrashekhara Reddy, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Freedom Healthy Cooking Oils said, “Freedom has always emphasised on consistency in quality of the edible oil. It has been observed of late that some players mix the more expensive Sunflower oil with cheaper variants to make unjustified profits putting the health of the consumers at risk. We urge the customers, not to be fooled by the image of sunflower oil on the pack, we should carefully read the brand name before purchasing the edible oil. The consumers should not be lured by lower price of the oil, as all standard brands that emphasise of consistency and quality may be available at a higher price as compared to adulterated oils. The Freedom Education Van is our effort to reach out to the customers to make them aware on how to identify their pack of Freedom, educate them on the safety measures maintained by Freedom Healthy Cooking Oils. Freedom Refined Sunflower Oil is manufactured hygienically in a state-of-art plant. Each batch undergoes 100 periodic and 24 batch level quality checks to ensure quality assurance and maintain your trust. So, we urge the consumers to choose right, choose only Freedom Refined Sunflower oil – a brand you trust and be safe or any other standard brand of Sunflower Oil.”
Syed Gulab has been serving free lunch to patients. attenders outside Indira Gandhi Children’s hospital in Bangalore for the past few years. He took to online crowdfunding through Milaap about 3-4 years ago to increase the help he could give out. Over time, his efforts were recognized by more than 5200 people across the world, who have supported his online fundraiser and helped him raise about Rs. 82 Lakh so far to help people in need.
Shortly after he returned from Dubai a few years ago, Syed started feeding about 100 people once a week, and now feeds hundreds and thousands every day. Despite the recent pandemic, he continued to feed thousands of wage workers every day, and give out thousands of ration and relief kits.
“I have been raising funds on Milaap for 3-4 years now. We are feeding over 300 people a day where we used to feed 150. Even during the Covid crisis, we were able to distribute ration kits to over 10,000 migrant families and even opened a free clinic for patients who found most OPD’s shut. We are getting unimaginable support from people across the world. I Never thought we would reach this far and get so much recognition because of the trust Milaap has built,” said Gulab.
He initially realized the hardship when his niece was once admitted to a hospital, and the child’s poor parents would remain without food for days, due to lack of money. He witnessed similar instances with other poor families during his visit to the hospital and felt a desire to do something about it. Bengaluru is a hub for medical treatments, people from the remotest villages of the country flock here to avail quality healthcare for their loved ones. Without enough means to even keep the treatment going, sometimes, they lead a tough life, going hungry for days, and without a proper place to stay.
He has relentlessly been serving food to the hungry for years now and has sold his bike, his camera, and other valuables to keep the food drive going.
There’s more to the patio than being an extension of a house. It’s a living space where a household can get together during hot summer days. It’s also a place where friends and family can gather for a backyard barbeque party. The patio should provide sufficient lighting and weather protection to keep these simple gatherings more comfortable and enjoyable. A patio makeover might be long overdue.
Homeowners in the Brisbane and Sunshine Coast regions are contacting Just Patios for comprehensive patio makeover services. The company is all ears when it comes to each client’s requirements. As a result, the team displays quality workmanship that exceeds client expectations.
Homeowners Can Expect Building Expertise
Just Patios has a team of professional patio builders who have 20 years of building experience under their belt. They can easily identify issues with existing patios and suggest solutions that improve the patio’s functionality. Upon implementation, these recommendations also increase property value.
The company’s customisable patio designs include:
- Flyover Patio, which boosts air flow and natural lighting to an outdoor space
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Homeowners May Choose the DIY Patio Kit
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About Just Patios
Just Patios are a trusted provider of outdoor patio installation service and DIY patio kits in the Sunshine Coast and the Greater Brisbane Region. The company is privately owned and operated since 2002 and has steadily built a reputation for meticulous workmanship and friendly customer service.
The fully insured company is a long-time member of the Master Builders’ Association. It holds a QBCC license. It’s also registered with QBuild, Queensland’s leading provider of construction and building maintenance services. Request a free quote by visiting https://www.justpatios.com.au/.
Korean Manufacturing Industry Collaborates With TradeIndia. com to initiate virtual Korea Sourcing Fair 2020. Korean Souring fair (12th Edition) is the largest Korean SME expo featuring the best of innovation and Tech originating from the Province of Gyeonggi, South Korea.
With over 120 South Korean suppliers with over 500 + products ranging from Electrical & Electronics, Industrial Building Materials, Consumer Products & Kitchenware and Beauty & Wellness. The expo will be conducted in a virtual format with one-to-one video meetings, digital product display and in a virtual business environment thereby paving a unique platform for visitors to attend and interact at the comfort of their home /offices.
When we travel, the food we eat tells a story, unlocking social customs and revealing ancient traditions, all while offering us a chance to connect with the locals in an organic way. There is no better way to understand the culture of a city/state than to dig your hands and enjoy the culinary delights of a new place. So, get ready to indulge in some traditional cuisines that will satiate your food cravings!
RCI India has assembled the most extravagant, most essential and the most sensual reasons to plan your next trip focusing on culinary travel.
Mumbai: In Mumbai, start with the chaat, a collection of snacks that marries the crunchy and soft textures of puffed rice and crackers with the sweet, tart flavours of chutneys. Then there’s the pav bhaji, a spiced mixed vegetable concoction, slathered with butter and drizzled with lemon juice, that you’ve got to grab with the toasted buns served on the side. When you travel to Mumbai, eat what the locals love, that means hitting the streets. A stroll through this large city will reveal colourful, vibrant food stalls and carts. While in Mumbai, book your stay at VITS Mumbai . The hotel is situated in the heart of the city which allows to explore the Mumbai food life easily.
Kolkata: Kolkata is among those Indian cities for food lovers, which never disappoints the food lovers when it comes to food. From sweets that melt in your mouth to the best Kathi Rolls that would leave a lingering taste in your mouth, this city has it all. When in Kolkata, you should never miss the authentic Chinese food at China Town, and Phuchka, Mughlai Paratha, and Cutlets from the narrow streets of North Kolkata. A walk in the lanes of New Market Kolkata will introduce you to the most amazing sweet shops where you will get to enjoy the traditional roshogulla, jalebi and kachori. While in Kolkata, enjoy your stay at The Fort Holiday Klub, situated on the river side in Raichak. The township is in colonial style and is a beautiful destination for holiday lovers and most preferred destination for RCI members.
Hyderabad: Known as the ‘City of Nizams’, this city is a melting pot of Turkish, Mughlai, and Andhra cultures. In fact, the local cuisine mostly consists of rice, meat, and spices. The best example is the internationally famed Hyderabadi ‘dum biryani’ which is full of spicy flavors. You can also binge on street-side local delicacies such as tootak and kheema-samosa. The one food item that would never disappoint you is the world famous “Hyderabadi Dum Biryani”. Try the several types of Biryani that the Telangana Capital has to offer, especially the Kachhe Gosht ki Biryani. Among other delicacies are the Haleem, Paaya, Hyderabadi Marag, etc. You are surely coming back after putting a few kilos on you. For a complete trip, plan your stay at Leonia Holistic Destination, which was established with the concept of providing a unique and a fully integrated leisure experience
Kerala: Surrounded by the sea, Kerala is home to numerous lip-smacking dishes prepared out of seafood, some of which include mussels, crab, tiger prawns, king prawns, oysters, sardines, mackerel, tuna and gorgeous red lobsters. One just cannot stop salivating when walking the streets of Kerala. Inspired by a fusion of Malabari, French, and Arabian influences and enhanced with a touch of Kerala’s unique culture, each dish in the state is an experience in itself that will leave you asking for more. While in Kerala, book your stay at Club Mahindra Munnar, which offers a panoramic view of the surrounding tea estates, the picturesque lake, and the mist-clad mountains. You can also opt for Club Mahindra Thekkady, which is at an altitude of 2,700 feet above sea level and is built in traditional Indian ‘machan’ style, nestles within a thickly wooded plantation of coffee, cardamom, pepper as well as teak and fruit trees.
Uttarakhand: The cuisine of Uttarakhand is similar to its people, simple yet incredible. Uttarakhand is famous for the perfect use of the Panch Phoron or the five spices. While having a joyful trip to the famous hill stations of Uttarakhand, you will eventually be welcomed with the aromatic flavours of the famous Panch Phoron and you will feel their presence in the traditional food of Uttarakhand. Choose to complete this perfect trip with you stay at Club Mahindra Corbett, which is situated adjacent the National Park and makes for a great trip.
Rajasthan: Rajasthani cuisine is rich, colourful and unique just like its culture. Milk, lots of clarified butter (ghee) and local spices are the prerequisites of many local dishes. From tangy veggie curries & spicy meats to yummy desserts, food of Rajasthan is for all. As an iconic traditional food of Rajasthan, Dal Bati Churma is a hot favourite not only amongst the native people but also among the tourists. The lip-smacking dish comprises of a sumptuous combination of baked bati, dipped in ghee, panchmel or panchkuti dal, and jaggery mixed churma. You can choose to complete this perfect trip with Club Mahindra Udaipur, which is Set in lush, landscaped gardens and surrounded by hills and grassland Offering unparalleled accommodation, exotic dining, and fabulous leisure facilities.