Donor Spotlight: Prasad

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What made you donate on Watsi versus another donation platform/charity?

The chance to go through a patient’s profile and choosing who needs my donation the most. Also, 100% of the donation going to the patient makes me come back again and donate. Most importantly, it has the backing of Y Combinator and people like Paul Graham which will add to Watsi’s credibility.

 

What was your favorite thing about donating to a patient on Watsi?

I like the user experience from choosing the patient to donating. It makes the workflow very simple, making me focus more on the patient.

 

Do you have a reason to care especially about health issues? 

I believe health is THE fundamental right to any living being. Without good health, it becomes really hard to achieve one’s dreams. We all have dreams, dont we?

 

Where do you hope to see Watsi in 5 years?

I would like to see Watsi expanded into more developing and under-developed countries in Asia, South America and Africa. Also, I would like it to maintain the same level of transparency and credibility, while serving at larger scales in the future.

 

If you could tell one thing to a Watsi patient you’ve supported, what would it be?

All the best for your future and do help your fellows when you have a chance.

 

Where do you live?

I live in New York City.

 

What do you do for work?

I am a Software Engineer, writing trading engines and trading algorithms.

 

What are your top 5 passions, hobbies, or interests outside of work?

Travelling, reading on my kindle, movies, yoga, trying out new consumer software and electronics. 

 

What inspires you?

Collecting as much good karma as possible while we are here. :)

 

Words to live by?

Empathy should precede all social interaction.