As the COVID-19 virus spreads throughout the U.S. and continues to impact daily life in unprecedented ways, everyone is feeling the impact, from small business owners, to freelance workers. In an effort to support and provide relief for our community members who occupy these sectors, MALA is raising funds to offer micro-grants to affected businesses and individuals.
With the spread of the COVID-19 virus and the resulting economic and social repercussions, community members, small business owners, and freelance workers across America are facing dire consequences. The closing of small businesses and the weakening of the Gig economy is leaving many of our most vulnerable community members with unreliable or nonexistent income. To add to this, many individuals are facing the expenses of daily life without reliable funds.
Through this COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Project, MALA will offer micro-grants to small business owners, freelance workers and community members in amounts ranging from $50 - $200. This assistance, while small, will go towards offsetting the cost of day-to-day expenses for community members in need and their families.
In the long term, these micro-grants will assist small business owners and freelance workers in the immediate sense, so that they can bounce back quickly and efficiently when the economy stabilizes.