What Is Crowdfunding And Why Every Student Without A Rich Father Should Understand It?

By Varun, Founder and CEO of Asia's largest crowd funding website "Ketto"

As a student, you may have the right amount of skills and talent to pursue the career plan you've created for yourself but what if you don't have the resources to pay for the tuition fees of the college you've shortlisted? Instead of settling for another college or getting bogged down by education loans, there's another option - online crowdfunding!

So, what is crowdfunding?

Remember going door-to-door to collect donations for charity as a school kid? This is just that made a lot easier with the support of technology and the internet. When you feel like you need more financial support - you can start a fundraiser on Ketto - Asia's most trusted and visited crowdfunding platform and turn to your family members, distant relatives, college friends, school friends, professors, acquaintances and sometimes even strangers for help. You'd be surprised to see how many people are willing to support your fundraiser when you reach out to them - all you need to do is ask!


And that's not even the best part - the only way to repay these supporters is by saying a simple heartfelt thank you.

Thousands of students have turned to crowdfunding to pay for their higher education fees and have received immense support for their fundraiser. Take Shweta Katti's story for instance, she grew up in Mumbai's red-light district, Kamathipura. As a child she dreamed of travelling abroad and getting an education. Her goal was to study psychology, so that she may be able to use this knowledge to help women who have been traumatized by conditions of sexual abuse. Her fundraiser on Ketto raised Rs. 6,21,550 with support from 64 people.

"Shweta's fundraiser was one of the first successful fundraisers on Ketto. She was also the first woman woman from Kamathipura who will have overcome a lifetime of adversity to realize the dream of studying abroad. Thus her success will be an inspiration for millions of young women across India to do the same. I feel really honoured to have helped her journey in someway.", says Varun Sheth, CEO and co-founder of Ketto.

So if you want to chase your dreams and don't have funds for it - just let the world know by starting a fundraiser on Ketto. And in case you want to understand crowdfunding better, write to us at info@ketto.org.

About Ketto

Ketto is Asia's most trusted and visited crowdfunding platform that helps people raise funds for personal needs, charitable causes and creative ideas.

With a network of 2,000+ non-profits, Ketto has facilitated a positive change in the areas of child education, women empowerment, animal welfare, farmer welfare and post natural-calamity rehabilitation. Visit ketto.org to know more.

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