Narayan Seva Sansthan (NSS), under its corporate partnership program initiative, has come up with a very innovative campaign for providing free-of-cost corrective surgeries and medication to the persons with disabilities, ‘Divyangs’. Through a strategic MoU, NSS and a Jaipur-based startup, InstaCash aims to assist differently-abled in their medical treatment, rehabilitation, nurturing talent and bring them to mainstream society. Being the biggest e-waste in the country, old Smartphones can now become the reason for differently-abled to stand on their own feet.
In an announcement, an NGO run by Padma Shri Awarded Shri Kailash Agarwal, Narayan Seva Sansthan has joined hands with the dynamic re-commerce startup that enables customers to sell their old Smartphones at a mutually-agreed buyback price and contribute the fraction of the value for this noble cause.
Mr Prashant Agarwal, President, Narayan Seva Sansthan said, “At Narayan Seva Sansthan, we have made everything accessible under our ‘Smart Village for Differently Abled’ located at Badi Village in Udaipur District. Our noble cause of rehabilitating people with disabilities has some basic cost, which we are providing completely free to Divyangs.
Joining hands with InstaCash is one of such efforts which will help in enabling crowdfunding through its platform while conserving the environment from the e-waste hazards. We are thankful to corporate partners like InstaCash and many others who help in bringing the differently-abled into the mainstream society.”
Covering the periphery of MoU, InstaCash App will provide an option of ‘Donation’ under its C2B re-commerce platform where secondhand Smartphone sellers can donate a fraction of their Smartphone’s value towards the rehabilitation of physically impaired Divyangs. By this step, both organizations aim to bring about a positive change in society.
Mr Mohit Bhambhani, Senior Vice President, InstaCash said, “We are fortunate to be the platform that enables the pan India volunteers to contribute for the cause of charity. We have made over 2 Lakhs transitions of old Smartphones and have refurbished it for the secondhand market. Our Malaysia and Singapore operations are also doing fairly good. Indian secondhand Smartphone market is highly unorganised. About 70 million refurbished Smartphones market is expected to grow at 35 per cent year-on-year.”
Narayan Seva Sansthan is the hope for physically-impaired patients suffering from Polio, Cerebral Palsy, and others by birth disabilities belonging from India, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Ukraine, UK and USA. Narayan Seva Sansthan has operated over 3.8 lakh patients in the last 33 years and has provided them full socio-economic support by availing best of the medical services, medicines and technologies for free. This is a place where there is no cash counter for anything that anyone needs. It has 1100 bedded hospitals, functioning with a team of 125 doctors and nursing staff, who are operating about 65 patients daily and servicing humanity.
About Narayan Seva Sansthan
Narayan Seva Sansthan is blessed heaven for the differently able and underprivileged individuals in the world. Founded by Padma Shri Kailash ‘Manav’ Agarwal in 1985, Narayan Seva Sansthan is a charitable organisation serving to bring the differently-able community to the mainstream society by empowering them physically, socially and economically. Situated at Badi Village near Lake City – Udaipur, Narayan Seva Sansthan is surrounded by the range of Aravali Hills, right in the lap of nature.
Narayan Seva Sansthan is a ‘Smart Campus for differently- Able’ with all the facilities for the physically impaired humans who feel deprived in any way, at any stage of life. The Sansthan operates with its 480 branches in India and 86 branches abroad focusing on alleviating disabilities. As a daily practice, a free of cost vehicle reaches to pick-up the patients and their families at the Udaipur Railway Station further providing free accommodation and food at guest house.
InstaCash is a revolutionary C2B platform which enables Smartphone users to sell their secondhand Smartphones in just 60 seconds. Prateek Goel, Founder of the company and a serial entrepreneur found InstaCash (formerly known as ZeroWaste) in January 2014. This startup in its early days, managed all kinds of e-wastes be it computers, laptops, mobiles, refrigerators, washing machines etc. Dipping into the e-waste market, Prateek learned about the upcoming boom into the secondary Smartphones market.
The company was rebranded by the team as InstaCash in March 2017 and started leveraging the experience and expertise in formulating a first time C2B platform that enables customers to sell their old Smartphones in a secure and limited time. The company has made a technologically-advanced app and website, which tracks the condition and health of phones in just 60 seconds, virtually, and offers the best resell price to the customers. Not only this but immediately it pays the amount into the account or wallet of the customer at a time of phone pick-ups.
With the changed market conditions worldwide, the Smartphones market is shifted from ‘Collect-Recycle’ to ‘Collect-Refurbish-Resell’ for sipping margins. In India, a Smartphone has three afterlives, post its first purchase. As per industry reports, India has an unorganised market of 70 million refurbished Smartphones with a year-on-year 35% growth. The consumer behaviour of this market promises an opportunity for organised players in this segment and many have started betting on it.
InstaCash and Narayan Seva Sansthan join hands to enable crowd-funding for a noble cause
• Narayan Seva Sansthan promotes rehabilitation program of Differently-abled through India’s first Smartphone re-commerce platform, InstaCash.
• InstaCash is a revolutionary C2B startup which enables Smartphone users to sell their secondhand Smartphones in just 60 seconds.
• India has an unorganised market of 70 million refurbished Smartphones with a year-on-year 35 per cent growth.