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 COVID-19  India Project #47049

COVID-19 relief: Food and Essentials for the poor

by Rural Health Care Foundation
COVID-19 relief: Food and Essentials for the poor
COVID-19 relief: Food and Essentials for the poor
COVID-19 relief: Food and Essentials for the poor
COVID-19 relief: Food and Essentials for the poor
COVID-19 relief: Food and Essentials for the poor
COVID-19 relief: Food and Essentials for the poor

Summary

India's nation-wide lockdown for curbing COVID-19 has hurt the daily wage earners and poor underprivileged families severely. They have lost their income. Poverty having prevented them from saving any money, they are now unable to buy food. They are starving. This project will help families in the State of West Bengal. Food and essentials kits - with rice, pulses, potatoes, oil, salt, biscuits, masks and soaps - will provide them with sustenance and safety while ensuring their survival.

$50,000
total goal
$49,979
remaining
1
donor
0
monthly donors
11
days

Challenge

A nation-wide lockdown to curtail the spread of the coronavirus in India has left millions of poor families and daily wage earners without income. With no money, they have lost access to food. They were already struggling against crippling poverty but now their very survival has been threatened. Many families are going without food for days. The condition in the State of West Bengal is no different. The families are in critical need of food and essentials.

Solution

The project will provide the families of Kolkata, greater Kolkata and rural West Bengal with food and essential kits. The kit with rice, pulses, potatoes, oil, salt, biscuits and soaps are aimed at providing sustenance as well as safety for the families for a month. The kit also has high quality double layered cotton masks to protect them against the virus. Through this project, we aim to fulfill the critical need of food and also keep the families healthy and safe during this crisis.

Long-Term Impact

While the immediate impact of the project would be on the survival of the underprivileged families, proper nutritious meals would also keep them healthy. It would keep them strong and help them get back to work once normalcy is restored. With the soaps and masks, the families would not only protect themselves but also others from the virus by reducing its transmission among the communities.

Resources

http:/​/​www.ruralhealthcarefoundation.com
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Organization Information

Rural Health Care Foundation

Location: Kolkata, West Bengal - India
Website:
Project Leader:
Anant Nevatia
Rural Health Care Foundation
Kolkata, West Bengal India
$21 raised of $50,000 goal
 
1 donations
$49,979 to go
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