You may not be surprised to learn that SevaChild has paused its Protect Children from Blindness Project in India due to the terrible coronavirus pandemic and lockdown. Our volunteers and partners are unable to travel to rural villages and urban areas for fear of spreading the virus or becoming sick with the virus themselves. We have therefore decided to pause this campaign and pivot our mission to providing badly needed food rations to poor families who can no longer work due to the pandemic and strict lockdowns throughout most of the country.
Up until the pandemic struck in March of 2020, this campaign to provide vitamin A to malnourished children had reached up to 2.2 million children throughout the country. Our network of nonprofits, government health departments, clinics and primary health care centers were providing vitamin A drops to children once every six months. These twice-yearly drops provided all the vitamin A that children under the age of five need. We hope to return to this mission of providing this vital nutrient to Indian children once the pandemic and lockdowns are behind us.
If you would like to support our work providing food rations to poor families, we invite you to go to our Providing Food Rations to Starving Indian Families project. Your $20 donation will provide a month's worth of food to an Indian family of five.
Please consider becoming a monthly donor to help feed one (or more) family and help get them through the pandemic.
You will be giving them food and hope. There are no greater gifts you can give these families at this time.
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