Give a Future to Underprivileged Children fighting Cancer!

Summary
Provide medical treatment for children with cancer. Support their dreams of becoming nurses, teachers, and engineers!
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Campaign ends on: 2019-01-01 12:52:41

$5,659 Collected

out of a $ 6,000 Milestone (94% Raised)

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2 Milestone(s) reached, 3 to go
Total Target: 57%
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Who we are?

Karma is a Lebanese non-profit organization founded in May 2015. Through fundraising and personal donations, we give underprivileged children in Lebanon with chronic or severe diseases the medical treatment they could not otherwise receive through personal means.  

Our principles:

  • We make no distinction. We do not discriminate based on nationality, ethnic origin, religion, political affiliation, etc.
  • We are all volunteers. Every member of our organization operates on a voluntary basis. 
  • 100% to our children. All private donations raised, including those raised through this campaign, will go towards the children’s medical treatment.

Since 2015, we have successfully supported the treatment of 79 patients and currently have 11 cases under our care. 

For more information please visit our website http://karma-leb.org


Why do we need your support?

Cancer involves long-term and costly medical treatment, which necessitates monthly payments to the hospital for the continuation of the treatment. Currently, Karma is currently taking care of 11 children, with 1 child on the waiting list. These children are fighting against various types of cancer and require sustained treatment, otherwise they face the risk of relapse or the deterioration of their health

Through our Give a Future Campaign, we are looking to raise $10,000. Every dollar raised will allow us to continue the treatment of the children already under our care and to adopt a new case from our waiting list.


Why is our work important?

The Lebanese healthcare system is highly privatized and expensive, and this affects vulnerable and marginalized populations living within Lebanon. As such, many children with critical and/or chronic diseases in Lebanon are vulnerable to living with their disease without proper treatment. Karma aims to fill this gap and give vulnerable children the medical treatment they need. 


Lebanese children: The Lebanese healthcare system does not cover anyone who does not have Social Security. Practically, this means that any person who does not work or whose employer did not register him/her in the Social Security Network is not covered by the state health insurance. 

Statistics show that 52% of Lebanese people do not have healthcare and only 27% can afford private, full insurance coverage.  For Lebanese who cannot have Social Security, the Ministry of Public Health only provides health coverage precariously and in very specific cases. Thus the majority of Lebanese citizens are either uninsured or underinsured. 

 

Refugee children (Syrian, Iraqi, Sudani, etc.): The Lebanese healthcare system does not cover the healthcare costs of refugees and though the UNHCR states that it will cover 75% of medical costs, its assistance only includes refugees whose condition is life-threatening and excludes those who are in need of care but whose lives are not (yet) at risk. Thus, cancer is not considered to be a “life threatening” condition and refugee children with cancer do not receive any assistance from the UN. At the same time, refugees are often unable to purchase privatized healthcare due to their unofficial status within the country and the high-price of the insurance itself.


What are other ways you can help Karma’s Children?

  • Share our campaign with your friends and family, here and abroad!
  • Follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/karmaleb/) and Instagram (@karma.lb)
  • Attend our events available on our Facebook page (Cheers to a Future-Dec.1-7, Speak Up: Poetry Night- Dec. 13, Board Game Night!-Dec. 19)
  • Spread the word about Karma’s work!








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Karma is a Lebanese, non-profit, non-governmental organisation registered at the Lebanese Ministry of Interior in November 2015 (No. 2565.) Through fundraising and personal donations, Karma raises funds to pay for the tertiary medical treatment of underprivileged and refugee children in…

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  Rewards

$10 or more
→    SUPPORTER

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Thank you! Your donation will be combined with others to provide medical treatment to Karma’s children. As soon as you contribute you will get the warm fuzzy feeling of satisfaction having contributed to children fighting cancer.
$50 or more
→    CHAMPION

93 Available

Thank you! Your donation will cover 1 blood test for 2 children! You will receive a personalized handmade postcard from Karma’s kids to remember the role you played in helping them to fight cancer.
$100 or more
→    SUPER HERO

89 Available

Thank you! Your donation will cover 1 session of maintenance chemotherapy for 1 child! You will receive a personalized handmade postcard from Karma’s kids + a mention in our thanking video to remember the role you played in helping them to fight cancer.
$500 or more
→    LIFE SAVER

97 Available

Thank you! Your donation will cover a full month’s maintenance treatment for a child with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALLs)! You will receive a personalized handmade postcard from Karma’s kids + a mention in our thanking video + a special thank you letter dedicated to you from Karma’s founders to remember the role you played in helping Children fighting cancer.
$1000 or more
→    GUARDIAN ANGEL

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THANK YOU! Your donation will cover 1 session of chemotherapy for neuroblastoma patients. You will get everything mentioned above + the chance to have a special dinner with the Karma’s founders and to visit Karma’s kids fighting cancer.
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