Ration procured for families in need
55 years old Vidyadevi lives in a remote village in Uttar Pradesh, India. The state accounts for the largest population in India with 200 million people. Most of these people live in socially and economically backward communities and the majority work as daily laborers. Vidyadevi’s husband passed away many years back, he left her with no savings to survive old age. She lives all by herself and worked as a cleaner in a school. The pandemic led to nation-wide school closures due to which Vidyadevi lost her job and her only means of livelihood.
Our team has been continuously conducting phone surveys with a mission to provide urgent relief, especially to women-led households. During our survey, we came across Vidyadevi who was in dire need of food for herself. We immediately provided her with a ration kit for a month along with the medicines she needed. The ration kit consisted of 2 liters of cooking oil, 5 kgs of rice, 10 kgs of flour, 2kgs of lentils, 3 packets of spices, 5 kgs of potatoes, 1 kg salt, 1 kg of sugar, 1 kg of washing powder, and 2 soaps.
Vidyadevi shares “I was extremely distressed with food running out, I have no support whatsoever, I am grateful to Milaan team for helping me out in this situation, if they had not come I don't know how I would have survived”
Our team has identified thousands of families who are struggling to put food on the table as the pandemic continues to take a toll in India and the economical struggle continues. Many of these families have women as sole earners.
This is by far the most difficult times for the communities we work with, Your generosity in these difficult times has helped us to reach over 1000 women like Vidyadevi. Please continue to support our relief activities, the pandemic continues to deepen the poverty pit of India. Your donation ensures a family has food on the table to survive this humanitarian crisis.
Ration distribution to women
Ration kits for disturbution