Published: 06th August 2020
This 13-year-old from Bengaluru is crowd funding to set up refrigerators for the poor
Mishant Jain was inspired watching his grandpa help poor and needy not just in Karnataka but in all the other states of India. He will be installing these refridgerators in 25 different locations
Don't waste food and share it with the ones who need it. Isn't this taught at our home? The left over or excess food can save people from going to bed hungry every night. And this is what 13-year-old Mishant Jain believes. Recently, he started crowd funding to set up refrigerators and shelves at places like bakeries, hotels, restaurants etc so that excess food can be stored and the poor people take them away without any hesitation.
Mishant who is in class 8 at National Academy for Learning in Bengaluru, says, "I am inspired by my grandfather to do this work. He has been into social work for many years and helps people from different states. One day, he got a call from one of the government schools in Rajasthan asking for a refrigerator. The reason was while the government gave fresh milk to children, there was no place to store it. Since the state experiences hot climate, the milk would often get spoilt and children were not able to drink it. Hence, my grand father along with his friends gifted a refrigerator to this school so that they can store milk for a day or so and children can drink it when ever they want."
Now, Mishant wants to implement the same in Bengaluru but for the poor people. He says, "I have started raising funds on a website called Impact Guru and the project's name is संpoorti (Sampoorti). While my target is to raise Rs 5 lakh, I have been able to raise Rs 56,320 till now. I have planned to put up these fridges and shelves in 25 locations. I have already a mini shelf near my father's office to check how it works. Then, I will implement the same in different locations. Even 1M1B Foundation also supported my intiative in all the ways they can."
Mishant is currently attending online classes and dedicating his free time to this project. "In times of pandemic like this, if poor are benefitted from my project, then there is nothing like it," he concludes.
If you want to support Mishant's initiative, click on this link- www.impactguru.com/fundraiser/help-initiative-sampoorti