It is my pleasure to share our latest report via GlobalGiving on the progress of our project to provide sewing machine to a needy girl for self-reliance in Kishanganj district of Bihar. Thank you for your support and for empowering women to rise out of poverty. A sewing machine may be a simple gift but it is life changing for many women and their families.
Indian government had announced complete lockdown in the month of March for more than two months in response to Covid19 pandemic. Many people especially those living in the poor and marginalized communities faced extreme hardships and economic distress. The situation was grim in the rural areas where majority of people are dependent on agriculture and work as landless labor and other odd jobs.
The project team visited Mantasa from village Motihara to see how she survived the lockdown period. Before Covid19 She was earning Rs 5000-6000 (approx. $90) per month that has reduced to Rs 1500 (approx. $20) in the last three months. She is finding it very difficult to survive and hopes that the situation becomes better soon. Due to Covid scare she is not getting orders from outside her village.
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