Startup Forms OxygenID Movement to Raise Covid-19 Oxygen Donations
Startups, companies, investors, and individuals join the “Oxygen for Indonesia” or OxygenID movement. This movement aims to raise donations to help provide oxygen for Covid-19 patients in Indonesia.
One of the parties involved in this movement is the venture capital company East Ventures, the Citizens Helping Citizens volunteer movement, and also Indonesia Pasti Bisa.
This movement is targeting to collect aid of up to US$ 10 million for the provision of oxygen concentrators in hospitals dealing with Covid-19.
The “Oxygen For Indonesia” movement has a target to provide 10 thousand oxygen concentrators which will be distributed to approximately 1,500 hospitals.
It is estimated that this movement can help 30 thousand Covid-19 patients in Indonesia in the short term, and seven million patients in the long term.
“In times of crisis, every little effort counts. We started ‘Indonesia PASTI BISA which can raise US$ 1 million to provide a minimum of 1,000 oxygen concentrators to Indonesia,” said Wilson Weather, Founding Partner of East Ventures, one of the initiators of the Indonesia PASTI Bisa movement which is now a member of the Oxygen For Indonesia movement. press release, Friday (23/7).
Delivered 200 Oxygen Concentrators in the First Week
Wilson said that one week since this movement started, they have sent the first 200 oxygen concentrators. Other venture capital companies involved in this movement besides East Venture are Sequoia India, Goventures, Intudo, Golden Gate Ventures, Jungle Ventures, AC Ventures, Asia Partners, Open Space Ventures and Monk’s Hill Ventures.
Startup companies that have joined include Pluang, Kitabisa, Mapan, Halodoc, BukuWarung, Payfazz, TokoCrypto, Advotics, Waresix, eFishery, KAYA.ID, Flip, Bibit, and Bonza.
He said that by joining the existing awareness movements to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic in Indonesia, it is hoped that more good news such as healing news can be heard again by the citizens of the country.
This coalition is open to anyone who wants to raise funds to bring oxygen to Indonesia. We are grateful for the collective spirit that everyone in the movement shows.
“We invite everyone to join. The Indonesian people must unite,” said Aldi Haryopratomo, who is a volunteer for Citizens Helping Citizens who is also involved in Oxygen For Indonesia.
Collect IDR 24 Billion Donations from Public and Private Companies
The Oxygen For Indonesia fundraising movement has reportedly raised more than Rp. 24 billion in donations. Oxygen for Indonesia is a movement initiated by startup activists, local and regional venture capital companies.
In its release statement, it was explained that as of Monday (26/7/2021), Oxygen For Indonesia announced that the total donations collected from the public, including from companies and institutions, amounted to 1,710,710 US dollars or equivalent to IDR 24.6 billion.
Meanwhile, among these, fundraising through the crowdfunding method which was recently campaigned by public figures also contributed IDR 3,589.596,427.
For information, the Indonesian people are currently raising funds in mutual cooperation with the aim of saving the community from the threat of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Especially in an effort to provide access to oxygen concentrators which are currently very much needed by hospitals. This voluntary movement is targeting total fundraising of US$10,000,000 by September 2021.
These funds will then be used to provide 10,000 oxygen concentrators which will be distributed to approximately 1,500 hospitals. Thus, the fund is targeted to be utilized by 7 million patients in need.
The host of the Kick Andy event and the founder of BenihBaik Andy F Noya echoed the spirit of mutual cooperation through the Oxygen For Indonesia Movement. He also stated that he was ready to join and invited the public and companies to join.
“I feel a tremendous spirit of gotong royong, which unites people whose hearts are broken to do good,” Andy said in a written statement, Tuesday.