64-year-old Sara Adhikari walks 800 km El Camino de Santiago route in Spain to raise funds for acid attack survivors and to support the welfare of acid attack survivors in India under the care of GiveIndia’s nonprofit partner Chhanv Foundation
On an 800-km walking challenge in Spain, GiveIndia’s 64-year-old Sara Adhikari accompanied by her sister Louise, 62 and the sexagenarians aim to raise Rs 5 lakh through the fundraiser to support the welfare of acid attack survivors in India.
Talking about the walk and her mission, Sara Adhikari said: “I feel blessed to have been able to do it, it has not just been a physical and mental challenge, but also a way to raise awareness and funds for acid attack survivors in India. Our challenge is nothing compared to their cruel struggle to rebuild their lives and face the world again. I am hoping supporters will donate for every kilometer I walk!”
Not to mention, this 800-km El Camino de Santiago walk is one of the most ancient yet longest trails in the world, individuals & groups walk this trail every year to spread awareness about Parkinson’s, cancer, human trafficking and domestic violence, and raise funds for health and social causes.
Talking about Sara Adhikari’s walk and the fundraiser, Priyanka Prakash, Director, Head – Online Giving & Marketing, GiveIndia, said: “India is home to the largest acid attacks anywhere in the world, and almost all of them are against women. While we have to rehabilitate the survivors, it is also important that more and more people become aware of this heinous crime. I am glad that Sara’s inspiring walk spanning over a month is trying to achieve both aims. We hope many people will come forward and donate generously to the fundraiser and help acid attack survivors reclaim their lives.”
The fund would go for the rehabilitation of survivors & help with their long-term medical treatment, legal aid, and employment opportunities.
Source: Press Release