As COVID-19 pandemic crosses 1.2M+ cases across the world and several countries are enduring a lockdown, the marginalized communities across the world have been hit the hardest.
In India, millions of daily wage laborers can no longer work as the country enters the second week of the lockdown. Several non-profit organizations working at a grassroots level are reporting a shortage of food and sanitary products for disadvantaged communities.
Migrant laborers and children who have moved from rural areas to cities for work
Rural communities, transgenders, orphans and the homeless.
Children from low-income families that cannot receive daily free mid-day meals offered in government schools but schools are shut down
Please help Asha for Education support communities in desperate need of basic essentials in India during the current lockdown period brought on by COVID-19.
A little will go a long way:
40$ - will help provide dry ration and other essentials for a family of four for 1 month
1/ Our volunteers in Varanasi are distributing survival essentials to hundreds of families under lockdown! They are also ensuring the government support initiatives reach the most rural communities.
2/ 250+ families belonging to the Musahar, Dalit and other disadvantaged communities in Nagepur, Uttar Pradesh were provided with essential supplies for one month.
3/ 300+ underprivileged communities in Bhilai, Chattisgarh were provided with dry ration and several people who were on the road walking to their villages were provided with meals.
4/ 100+ families mostly comprising of daily wage laborers and transgendered communities in Tirlokpuri, Delhi, who did not have ration cards, were provided with dry ration for 1 month.
5/ 500+ families of migrant laborers in Kanpur were provided with dry ration for a month.
6/ Our project partner Nishtha in Baruipur, West Bengal is working with local villages and helping them with food supplies and hygiene products (soap, sanitary pads).