India’s neighbouring country Nepal has been hit by its worst ever earthquake earlier this week. In this tough time, India is doing everything it can to help its neighbour rebuild itself. Not only the Government but also the eCommerce companies are making amends to contribute in whatever capacity they can.
Companies who have come forward to help the calamity hit nation include, online wallet provider Paytm, online shopping portal ShopClues, on demand cab and auto rickshaw provider Ola and mobile recharge app FreeCharge.
The situation can be understood by the dead count which has surpassed the 10,000 mark so far. Owing to the mass destruction, the country is in dire need of supplies and funds to sustain the ones heavily affected by the earthquake.
Paytm has asked its users to donate any amount they feel to when they use or recharge Paytm services, and in return Paytm will match it up and twice the amount will be donated to Nepal. The donation can range from Rs 10 to Rs 1000.
Similarly, Shopclues has also pledged to match every penny donated through its portal to accumulate twice the amount to ‘ShopClues Nepal relief fund’ which will transfer funds in entirity to WFP (World Food Programme) in a bid to help them provide quality food for masses. The donation ranges from Rs 50 to Rs 15000
Whereas Ola and Uber have requested their users to donate their bit to Nepal PM’s fund VIA its smartphone app in a simple promo code using process, which is similar to the recharge process on the app. Further, Ola will individually donate 15 lakh to the fund.
Mobile recharge and coupon app Freecharge has moved a step ahead and promised to donate Rs 20 for every missed call they receive on 9590-666-222. Further, they would provide the callers a Rs 20 recharge voucher.
With the compassion shown by Indian companies and the rest of the world, we hope Nepal gets back to its beautiful and glorious self very soon.