As we all work to reduce the fallout from the COVID-19 crisis, our community is keenly aware of the additional risks now faced by vulnerable, marginalized workers and children, who would be invisible but for GoodWeave's field teams in India and Nepal. This hidden workforce may have made the clothes you wear right now. The GoodWeave COVID-19 Child and Worker Protection Fund will deliver immediate humanitarian aid and services to these vulnerable populations.
As we all work to reduce the fallout from the COVID-19 crisis, our community is keenly aware of the additional risks now faced by vulnerable, marginalized workers and children, who would be invisible but for GoodWeave's field teams in India and Nepal. This hidden workforce may have made the clothes you wear right now, or the carpet under your feet. Now, they have no safety nets.They have only us. Our teams in the field report an acute need for food and medical supplies. Schools and
GoodWeave's grassroots presence gives us the ability to reach these individuals. With emergency funds we raise through the COVID-19 Child and Worker Protection Fund, and in partnership with our member companies and their suppliers, GoodWeave is prioritizing these actions: Provide supplies and services to Hamro Ghar, our home for rescued children in Nepal. (These children in center-based rehabilitation remain in place with our dedicated staff. Visitation has been discontinued.) Promote safety pr
While we address the most urgent needs, we are also planning for the future. We know from past experience that child, forced and bonded labor increases during times of economic hardship. Therefore, we are thinking strategically about how to come out of this crisis with market advantage for child-labor-free products. We will be ready to act when it is safe for our team. For now, we hope to safeguard vulnerable children and their families with your generous support. Thank you!
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