Acid Attack fighter Rupa likes to stitch clothes. Help her realise her dreams of setting up her own boutique to become financially independent.
It was none other than her stepmother who poured acid on Rupa while she slept in her native village in Uttar Pradesh.It is difficult to imagine her pain when Rupa narrates how she suffered living with her stepmother after her mother's demise when she was a kid. She was physically and mentally abused and lived in constant fear. And then, one night, her stepmother poured acid on her and left he... more
It was none other than her stepmother who poured acid on Rupa while she slept in her native village in Uttar Pradesh.
It is difficult to imagine her pain when Rupa narrates how she suffered living with her stepmother after her mother's demise when she was a kid. She was physically and mentally abused and lived in constant fear. And then, one night, her stepmother poured acid on her and left her without any first aid for 6 hours until her uncle reached and took her to a nearby hospital.
That was 6 years ago.
Today, she works with Stop Acid Attacks' team to fight for justice for herself and other acid attack fighters. Along with fellow acid attack fighter, Laxmi, she helped organise acid attack fighters from all over India and mobilise a campaign which helped ban open sale of acid and bring the issue of Acid Attacks to the forefront in India.
Even though the fight will continue for her, Rupa now wants to make her childhood dream come true. She always loved stitching clothes and wanted to be a designer. She wants to set up her own boutique now and work towards becoming financially independent.
Our Goal is to rent a shop for Rupa in a decent locality in Delhi which Rupa can decorate as her boutique. We want to also provide her with the initial capital for her shop so that she can buy the equipment and employ other acid attack survivors to work with her.
Acid attacks are a by-product of a certain societal mindset and together we can eliminate this social evil from it's roots. Let's come together to make sure that this heinous crime does not become a hindrance in someone's life.
Help Rupa's dream become a reality.
Following is our budget for Rupa's shop :
|Shop (including advance and rent for 6 months)||Rs. 60,000 * 6 months||Rs. 3,60,000|
|Interiors for the shop (one time cost)||Rs. 2,00,000||Rs. 2,00,000|
|2 employees (Rs. 15,000 per head)||Rs. 30,000 * 6 months||Rs. 3,60,000|
|Raw Materials||Rs. 1,00,000||Rs. 1,00,000|
|3 Umbrella Machines||Rs. 6,000 * 3||Rs. 18,000|
|One Interlocking Machine||Rs. 6,000||Rs. 6,000|
|Iron Press||Rs. 10,000||Rs. 10,000|
|Machinery Kit||Rs. 30,000||Rs. 30,000|
|Promotional Material & Advertising||Rs. 70,000||Rs. 70,000|
|Miscellaneous||Rs. 25,000||Rs. 25,000|
Friends Outside India, can contribute on the following link: bit.ly/rupasaa
A Big Thank you from Rupa and the Stop Acid Attacks Team.102 Contributors reward icon
A thank you card designed by Rupa’s ‘friend in cause’ Acid Attack Fighter Ritu42 Contributors reward icon
A T-Shirt designed and hand printed by Acid Attack Fighters of Stop Acid Attacks campaign (includes all rewards mentioned above)17 Contributors reward icon
Be the first one to wear a dress designed by Rupa (worth Rs 1000) (includes all rewards mentioned above)11 Contributors reward icon
A pink purse signed by Laxmi and a ‘Pillar of the Strength’ certificate from the Stop Acid Attacks team (includes all rewards mentioned above)9 Contributors reward icon
Invitation to visit Chhanv and meet all the acid attack fighters associated with Chhanv (includes all rewards mentioned above)1 Contributors reward icon
5% off for 1 year on each purchase at Rupa’s boutique, Special Membership at Chhanv Online, Invitation to the Shop Inauguration (includes all rewards mentioned above)2 Contributors reward icon
Special invitation to celebrate at Chhanv and also a chance to have dinner cooked by survivors (includes all rewards mentioned above)0 Contributors reward icon
We will add you to our list of sponsors, permanent credits will displayed at Chhanv Boutique/Web Pages, you will be our Guest of Honor at the Shop Inauguration (includes all rewards mentioned above)0 Contributors reward icon
Invitation for press conference at the time of inauguration + Interview for the documentary, based on Rupa’s life (includes all rewards mentioned above)0 Contributors reward icon
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