Mumbai, August 14, 2020: Ketto.org, Asia’s most visited and trusted crowdfunding platform has waived-off all its platform fees to celebrate its 8-year anniversary. There will be zero platform fees for all future campaigns — ensuring maximum benefits for the causes and campaigners.
Commenting on the initiative, Varun Sheth, CEO & Co-founder of Ketto.org, said, “We have received immense love and support from the people over the years. The number of people coming back to our platform has increased to 70% compared to 30% last year. With our ‘Zero Platform Fee’ initiative, we aim to reach out to the underprivileged sections of society and work for their betterment.We are also planning to introduce a ‘Voluntary Contribution to Ketto’ section to allow our benevolent donors with an option to support us.
Ketto has seen an unusual growth curve during the lockdown. Making remarkable progress, Ketto has managed to raise funds worth INR 110+ crores for COVID-19 related causes during the pandemic and has supported more than 3 lakh people in various capacities.
Kunal Kapoor, Co-founder of Ketto.org, added, “We have seen four times growth in the fundraiser campaigns during the lockdown. We have hosted over ten thousand campaigns for various causes, such as helping migrant workers, community kitchens, feeding stray animals, and many more. However, normalcy is still a distant dream and there are people who urgently need community support. With our ‘ZERO Platform Fee’ initiative, we wish to build a community that constantly strives to bring change in the society”.
Over the last 8 years, Ketto has hosted two lakh+ fundraisers and has raised INR 1100+ crores. The company has touched 50+ million lives with various campaigns, ranging from medical, social, education, animal to even personal causes.
Elaborating on the future plans of Ketto, Varun said, “We are constantly working towards building our expertise in the healthcare domain, and we aim to on-board over 600+ hospitals in the next 12 months. We will work closely with these hospitals to support needy patients who require urgent medical treatments. We are also looking to launch our new product in the health-tech vertical which aims to improve engagement for patients during their ongoing medical treatments.”