The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have caused massive supply chain disruptions around the world, wreaking havoc on marginalized worker communities globally. Estimates of the damage are devastating.
Following the lockdowns in India and Nepal in the spring of 2020, GoodWeave began connecting and strategizing to provide protection and relief to our worker communities. GoodWeave's grassroots presence enabled us to give direct food aid, provide livelihood and hygiene aid, create a secure flow of information, and improve workers' financial literacy.
In 2020, we’ve achieved the following:
- 17,302 food packets distributed
- 73,749 workers and family members provided food aid
- 49,808 people provided hygiene aid, including masks
- 115,000 people were reached through our network, with reliable information about COVID-19
- 5,611 workers trained in financial literacy
Our focus on children remains strong. GoodWeave has supported continued education of vulnerable children in producer communities, and developed curriculum which can be disseminated to children via mobile messaging. Over 6,110 children are now enrolled.
We're proud of the work we've accomplished, and we know there's a lot more to do. We hope you continue supporting our work. Learn more about GoodWeave on our website goodweave.org.
And for an in depth look at our COVID-specific work, and research gathered from this effort, read Hidden and Vulnerable: The Impact of COVID-19 on Child, Forced and Bonded Labor.