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COVID-19-Support for Elderly : Kolkata Initiatives

by Centre for Health and Social Justice
COVID-19-Support for Elderly : Kolkata Initiatives
COVID-19-Support for Elderly : Kolkata Initiatives
COVID-19-Support for Elderly : Kolkata Initiatives
COVID-19-Support for Elderly : Kolkata Initiatives
COVID-19-Support for Elderly : Kolkata Initiatives
COVID-19-Support for Elderly : Kolkata Initiatives
COVID-19-Support for Elderly : Kolkata Initiatives
COVID-19-Support for Elderly : Kolkata Initiatives
COVID-19-Support for Elderly : Kolkata Initiatives
COVID-19-Support for Elderly : Kolkata Initiatives

Summary

The lockdown in wake of COVID- 19 has been particularly catastrophic for the poor and those falling in the daily wage bracket. Within this group too, the most severely affected are the women, especially young girls and senior citizens primarily above the age of 50 who have no money to survive. With essentials commodities like ration, medicines and daily hygiene products already difficult to access, the lockdown has further reduced their ability and opportunity to procure these items.

$15,000
total goal
$6,405
remaining
69
donors
0
monthly donors
1
fundraiser
1
year

Challenge

The lockdown in wake of COVID- 19 has been particularly catastrophic for the poor and those falling in the daily wage bracket. Within this group too, the most severely affected are the women, especially young girls and senior citizens primarily above the age of 50 who have no money to survive. With essentials commodities like ration, medicines and daily hygiene products already difficult to access, the lockdown has further reduced their ability and opportunity to procure these items.

Solution

This project aims to support this group in the slums of Kolkata. The primary goal of the project will be to provide dry ration supplies for senior citizens, hygiene kits for women and girls, medicines and basic family support to individuals and families who are struggling to make ends meet. Kolkata Initiatives already works with almost 200 senior citizens in these slums with Women Community Centers already set up.

Long-Term Impact

The lockdown as it is evolving will lead to a number of basic requirements becoming scarce and given that women and girls particularly the young and senior citizens are dependent on their environment and families for support, the impact on them is going to be palpable. To help counter and mitigate this situation, this project will work directly with and within the affected communities to build stock and support this group to get through this difficult time.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.chsj.org/​
Website and donation portal of Kolkata Initiatives
Facebook page of Kolkata Inititiatives

Organization Information

Centre for Health and Social Justice

Location: New-Delhi - India
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Deepak Balan
New-Delhi, India
$8,595 raised of $15,000 goal
 
73 donations
$6,405 to go
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