Dec 21, 2020

SHRI Fall Report 2020

Dear Friends and Family, 

I hope that this note finds you all doing well. It's hard to believe that this year is finally coming to an end. 

This year was certainly challenging for SHRI. The pandemic prevented us from scaling as we had originally envisioned. Yet, we were able to keep all of our existing facilities open (they were deemed essential by the government), and we fortunately did not have to down-size our staff at all. As such, we feel incredibly grateful that through this year, we were able to continue providing essential water and sanitation services to our beneficiaries. 

The pandemic has underscored the importance of safe water, sanitation, and hygiene. As such, we are formulating a new plan with regards to working with the government to scale our work in 2021. We look forward to sharing those updates with you early in the new year. As always, we thank you for your continued support. 

On behalf of my entire team, I'd like to wish you all a very happy and healthy new year!

Sincerely, 

Anoop Jain

Aug 21, 2020

SHRI Project Report Summer 2020

Dear Friends and Family, 

 

As the Coronavirus pandemic rages on, I hope that this note finds you and your loved ones keeping safe, healthy, and well. 

SHRI continues taking precautions to ensure safety for our beneficiaries and staff in India. Social distancing guidelines are still in place at all of our facilities in both Bihar and Jharkhand, and we are limiting the number of people who can be inside our facilities at any given time. Furthermore, we have instituted strict guidelines that ensure one household gets the same water jug as part of our water service. 

The pandemic has certainly impeded our plans to scale our services this year. Yet, we understand just how important it is to not put anyone's health at risk by building new facilities in new locations. As such, we will remain patient and resume constructing new sites once it is safe. 

Again, I hope that you all continue staying safe amidst this pandemic. I look forward to updating you all again soon. 

Take care,

Anoop

Apr 27, 2020

SHRI Project Report Spring 2020

Dear Friends and Family, 

I hope that this note finds you all doing well during this unprecedented time. These are certainly trying times, and I hope that you are all keeping safe and healthy. 

Now, more than ever, SHRI is stepping in to its role as a provider of essential services. The government has given us permission to continue providing our water, sanitation, and hygiene services at all of our facilities as the rest of India remains in lockdown until May 3 (and possibly beyond). We believe that WASH is the bedrock of public health, and we will continue ensuring access to our services throughout this pandemic. 

At the same time, we are taking precautions to ensure the safety and well-being of our beneficiaries and staff. We have implemented social distancing regulations at all of our facilities. Our beneficiaries now wait in line 6ft apart to enter the toilets in small groups and our staff have been provided with protective face masks, gloves, and other safety/hygiene equipment. 

Like everyone else, we are unsure when the situation in India will improve. Our primary concern at this time is the health, safey, and well-being of our staff and beneficiaries. We are taking this time to think carefully about how we will continue scaling, and improving, our services when it is safe and responsible to do so. 

In the mean time, I hope that you all take good care. 

Enjoy the day,

Anoop Jain

 
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