5th May 2016 and earlier

A group of interested people met in Chennai to explore the possibility of contributing to helping families of the drought affected by creating an information technology platform to link beneficiaries, implementing agencies, donors and volunteers

The need for this was confirmed by talking to NGOs in the villages, officials, domain experts and others. Some of the difficulties were also identified and someways found to handle the difficulties

The idea was communicated to different stakeholders such as NGOs in the villages, software companies, interested volunteers and potential donors. The response was very positive

The idea was put into a concept note and circulated to few dozen people

Within a week commitments of few lakhs of rupees were made by individuals and corporations ranging from Rs. 10,000 to 2 lakhs

Many NGOs offered to take up the work

One of the companies offered few seats in the call centre

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