COVID-19  India Project #46009

COVID 19 EMERGENCY FUND for Nandri Mothers

by Nandri
COVID 19 EMERGENCY FUND for Nandri Mothers
COVID 19 EMERGENCY FUND for Nandri Mothers
COVID 19 EMERGENCY FUND for Nandri Mothers
COVID 19 EMERGENCY FUND for Nandri Mothers

Project Report | Nov 28, 2023
Helping Nandri families through tough times

By Janice Vard Smith | Project Leader

The pandemic has significantly impacted our entire food system, revealing its vulnerabilities. With border closures, trade restrictions, and confinement measures, farmers have faced challenges accessing markets for essential inputs and selling their produce. These disruptions have affected both domestic and international food supply chains, leading to a reduction in the availability of healthy, diverse diets. The pandemic’s economic toll has been severe, with job losses and threats to millions of livelihoods. 

Families have been particularly hit hard, with breadwinners losing jobs or falling ill. This has put the food security and nutrition of countless individuals at risk, especially those in low-income and marginalized groups.

Empowering Nandri Mothers During the Pandemic:

In these challenging times, the Nandri community has stood out as a beacon of support and resilience. Our Income Generation Program has been a lifeline for nearly 400 mothers this year. By enabling them to start small businesses such as dairy farming, tea shops, snack outlets, and tailoring services, we’ve helped these women sustain their families and even thrive in adversity. These ventures have not only provided a stable income but also a sense of pride and independence, proving that even in the face of a global crisis, a community’s spirit can triumph.

Supporting Families in Times of Loss:

Tragically, we’ve also witnessed the loss of 49 beloved Nandri mothers this year due to health complications. This has been a heart-wrenching time for their families, who have struggled to come to terms with their loss. In these moments of grief, Nandri has been there to offer comfort and support. We’ve provided each bereaved family with financial assistance for funeral services, standing with them in solidarity and mourning.


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Location: Dublin - Ireland
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @nandritamilnadu
Project Leader:
janice smith
Dublin , Dublin Ireland
$14,879 raised of $30,000 goal
61 donations
$15,121 to go
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