FAQ




How are projects selected for this program?
Vibha Projects are selected through a careful screening process. Details of the screening can be found here

What is frequency of reports/updates I can expect?
Vibha guarantees a minimum of two reports for each projects

Can I communicate directly (either via e-mail or phone or letters) with the children in the project or coordinators of the project?
You certainly can communicate directly with the projects. However please bear in mind that projects are very limited in their resources and you may not get a timely response from projects, especially when they receive multiple queries. Vibha discourages patrons directly communicating with an individual child.

Can I visit the project?
Yes. You certainly can visit a project. Please make sure that you inform Vibha and projects about your visit plan as early as possible so that we can make necessary arrangements.

Can I send/take gifts to children in the project?
Vibha does not encourage taking gifts to children in project. However any basic study materials such as books, pens or pencils can be taken.

Can I adopt a child?
No. Vibha does not encourage adopting individual child due to various reasons such as high overhead, children getting treated differently by different adoptees etc.

Is there a limit to number of fund raising campaigns I can run at a time?
There is no limit to the number of fund raising campaigns one can run at a time. However we request you to not to sign up for more than 3 campaigns at any given time. As you raise the required funds for the current campaigns you can sign up for more.

Is there a limit to number of fund raising campaigns I can run in a year?
There is no limit to the number of fund raising campaigns one can run in a year.

What is the duration of a fund raising campaign?
A fund raising campaign runs for 31 days.

Can I donate to my own fund raising campaign?
Yes, you can donate to your own fund raising campaign.

Do I have to donate to my own fund raising campaign?
No. However, donating to your campaign make a stronger case for your campaign when you are fundraising.

Can I donate to my friend's fund raising campaign when I am running my own fund raising campaign?
Yes. You can donate to other fund raising campaign while you are running your own campaign.

Can I early terminate a fund raising campaign?
Yes. To do so, visit the campaign page and edit the campaign (you will need to be signed in to be able to edit the campaign). On the edit screen, change the fund-raising end date to the required date.

What happens if I am not able to meet the fund raising goal?
If you are not able to meet the fund raising goal within the time frame, you will be relieved from the campaign so that other patrons can take up fund raising.

What happens if I exceed my fundraising goal?
If you exceed the fundraising goal, but the overall goal for the project is not met, then the additional funds raised will be used for the same project. However if the overall goal for the project is met, then the additional funds raised will be allocated to other projects.

What happens if I exceed the overall goal for the project?
If the overall goal for the project is met, then the additional funds raised will be allocated to other projects.

Do I need to create an account to set up a fund raising campaign?
Yes, an account is required to set up a fundraising campaign.

Do I need to create a login to donate?
No. You can donate without creating an account. However if you create an account you will be able to see all your donations by simply logging in. You will also receive e-mail updates when new project reports are available.

How will my e-mail be used?
Your e-mail only be used to contact you to send receipts or send updates from Vibha. Your e-mail and/or details will not be shared with anyone.

If I send my campaign to my friends, how will their e-mail addresses be used?
Patron e-mails will only be used to contact the patron or to send receipts or project updates from Vibha. Your friends’ e-mail and/or details will not be shared with anyone.

Will it be used for anything other than contacting them about my campaign?
Unless you opt-in during the donation, you will not be contacted for anything other than the campaign.

How secure is the donation infrastructure?
The site and all communications are secured using HTTPS and uses a 128-bit encryption. The connection is encrypted and authenticated using AES_128_GCM and uses RSA as the key exchange mechanism.