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What is Do Choti?

“Do Choti is a Almora Uttarakhand, India based non-profit, non-religious, non- political organization, run by volunteers.“Do Choti is more than just being an organization, its a motivating factor, a symbol of a brighter future, shaping by making miniature positive differences in the life of individuals.

Why the name “Do Choti?”

The iconic “Do Choti (english translation - ‘Two Braids’) of the school going girl, smiling, hopping there way to school, helping & caring for all, and spreading happiness, they are adored by all be it elderly or young.

“Do Choti (english translation - ‘Two Peaks’) also represents two peaks (of the mighty Himalaya). Two peaks with a rising sun between them.

We at “Do Choti endeavor to spread the message to be as the rising sun; the modern age Prometheus; empowering masses - rising, shining, showering its pleasant warmth and light everywhere, while being as humble and loveable as the school going girls with “Do Choti .

What is Do Choti’s Vision?

We envision a world with Educated, Aware, Empowered and Responsible individuals.

Educated : Education is the stepping stone

Aware : Must be aware about surrounding, how things are moving, the bigger picture.

Empowered : Knowledge is power ..power to shape ones life

Responsible : be Responsible

What is Do Choti’s Mission?

Our mission is to ensure education, livelihood, health and overall development of the individuals, thus empowering the individuals.

When was “Do Choti founded? Is Do Choti a registered charity in India?

Do Choti was founded on 21-June-2016. It is registered under ….

Where does Do Choti work?

We have just begin our journey, to start with we will be working in Almora Uttarakhand, India, and will gradually expand the work to other parts of Nation.

Where can I find the trust deed?

You can access it here.

Does Do Choti staff get paid?

No. All directors and staff members are volunteers. We strongly believe that together we can make a real difference to the society, hence despite our personal and professional commitments, we donate our time and energy to the organization.

How can I be sure that the money I send is managed correctly? Who audits Do Choti’s accounts?

We have a transparent system of handling the money. All the transactions are done electronically or by cheques, we do not make cash based transactions thus leaving an audit trail. All the invoices and total funds received are maintained at our website accessible in public domain. The balace sheets will be audited by a registered Charted Accontant every 5 years as mention in the trust deed.

How can I be sure my payment through the Internet is safe?

You can be assured that all transactions on our site are safe. Online security is a primary concern and that is why we have partnered with ICICI bank to provide safe gateway. We do not store your banking information.

Can I donate by credit card?

Yes, “Do Choti accepts donations via paytm You can donate here.

Do I get tax exemptions when I donate to Do Choti?

Not yet, we are under process of getting a 80G non-profit organization status. – Alt – Yes. As Do Choti is a 80G non-profit organization, your donations are tax deductible. When you donate to us, you will receive a receipt acknowledging your donation that can be used for tax-filing purposes.

How much of the contribution I send is tax exempted?

All donations to World Vision are tax exempted under section 80G of the Income Tax Act. Our receipt carries this message and the receipt will suffice for claiming tax exemption. The tax rebate is 50% of your contribution to us.

What does Do Choti do with my one time donation?

Unless you specify which project(s) you wish the money to go to, Do Choti will put your donation in a general fund. We do not use any portion of your donation to cover our operational expenses.

Does Do Choti have permission of the Government to receive donations from foreign countries?

No. However Indian citizens abroad can donate to us. We are working on setting up permisions.

May I add your link to my Home Page / Website?

Yes of course and please do!! You may also add our Do Choti logo or icon to your website, Twitter, Facebook, etc.

Where can I find more information about Do Choti?

Please take some time to browse this website and do not hesitate to contact us if you still have questions.

How can I contact Do Choti if I have questions?

You may get our contact information from here.