Dear Friends, Supporters, and Well-Wishers,
We are living through an extraordinary moment in history. ANUDIP has been responding to this pandemic emergency since 2020. We write to thank you for your overwhelming support in this humanitarian crisis – and to showcase the results we have achieved together.
It is precisely your generosity that allowed ANUDIP to respond effectively, where the needs are greatest. As you will read in this report, you will learn about how our TASK FORCE have been engaged to cater to 5000+ identified families across several Indian States, whose primary bread-earners were COVID effected. We trust the stories from the field will bring you inspiration about how your contributions made a difference to thousands of Indians in this crisis.
ANUDIP undertook a survey to understand the impact of COVID affected low-income households. Our work is grounded in empirical data, rigorous research and analysis to create, wherever they are needed most.The studies covered 2500+ households from the communities we serve, whose primary bread-earners are affected we serve, whose primary bread-earners are affected by COVID’s frightening spiral. Please click here to read the full survey.
Whom we served: 5000+ Farmers I Small Vendors I Drivers I Masons I Construction Workers I Daily Labours
What we provided:
- Food Kit: Rice I Atta I Oil I Onion I Muri I Sugar I Salt I Tea-leaves I Spices I Soya Chunks I Biscuits I Drinking Water I Sanitary Napkin I Masks I Tarpaulins
- COVID Care Kit: Basic Medicines I Pulse Oximeter I Surgical Mask I Vitamin C & D I Vitamin Zink I Cetirizine Tablets I Sanitizer I Dettol I Soaps
- Livelihood Support: Upskill youth from families who lost their income due to COVID and employ them with digital livelihoods
Stories of Resilience
The statistics above are staggering - but there's a human story behind each of the numbers, too. Here are the stories of some of the crisis-stricken Indians whom we reached with your support:
“I am a manual scavenger and I carry, dispose, or otherwise handle human excreta in an insanitary latrine or in an open drain. With COVID fears, many people do not come near us since we carry dirt but a task force came and handed over a bag full of ration and essentials. Sometimes it is not about donation, it is about making us feel valued. "- A, Manual Scavenger from Jharkhand, India shared a thank you note for the donors.
“My husband and I use to sell tea worth Rs. 6 – near own a small tea-shop. MY husband got covid infected. He had to shut-down our small tea-shop which meant no income for us. I usually don’t reach out for help unless extremes but I had to ask for support. The door-step delivery by Anudip volunteers – helped us immensely with home essentials for more than three weeks.” A Tea-Stall Owner's Wife from West Bengal, India left a acknowledgement after receiving the ration box
" These days people book cabs digitally so in lockdown – ideally traditional taxi-drivers like my father has to suffer. Moreover, diesel prices are soaring high. We will get bookings only when the tourism sector improves and companies ask employees to come back to office. Till then we have to survive on our savings and donation-camps. Anudip has helped us with an essential which is helping us.”Daughter of a Taxi-Driver in Maharashtra, India speaks to us after the dry food kit.
Because of friends like you, ANUDIP was able to immediately deploy teams and emergency relief supplies to aid to these 5000+ vulnerable households. We are now working round the clock to rebuild livelihoods to help them get back a life of dignity! Once again, thank you for your generosity and compassion. If you have any questions about our work, we would love to hear from you. Please feel free to write to us.
With deep appreciation,