COVID-19  India Project #48172

1m meals for excluded women & children in Covid-19

by Apne Aap USA
1m meals for excluded women & children in Covid-19
1m meals for excluded women & children in Covid-19
1m meals for excluded women & children in Covid-19
1m meals for excluded women & children in Covid-19
1m meals for excluded women & children in Covid-19
1m meals for excluded women & children in Covid-19
1m meals for excluded women & children in Covid-19
1m meals for excluded women & children in Covid-19
1m meals for excluded women & children in Covid-19
1m meals for excluded women & children in Covid-19
1m meals for excluded women & children in Covid-19
1m meals for excluded women & children in Covid-19
1m meals for excluded women & children in Covid-19
1m meals for excluded women & children in Covid-19

Project Report | Dec 19, 2022
Christmas celebrations at Apne Aap

By Praveen Kumar | Program Manager

Christmas gifts
Christmas gifts

We had a special pre-Christmas celebration with the women and children of tfe Forbesganj red-light area this year. It marked a victory over the three tough Covid years. We played games, sat in a circle,  sang songs, and ate together. Normally meals include rice, lentils, and vegetables. This year our Christmas feast had Veg Biryani, Egg Curry- rice,Pulao, and a special sweet-Kheer, with special bread-Puri.

Each victory has been girl by girl, woman and woman. Thanks to you, we stand strong.

In the last three months, we distributed 300,600 meals to 13,447 women and children in Bihar, Delhi, and West Bengal . This takes the total number of meals distributed through our Covid #1MillionMeals food drive to 13.1 Million Meals for 5,85,688 women and children. In addition, we distributed 4,500 sanitary pads in this quarter. 

Our support for the education of 452 children, ranging from preschool to college-age children, also continues as does our sewing classes in Kolkata and Bihar. 26 girls have started their own businesses or joined a tailoring shop after graduating from our sewing classes this year. Our latest business initiative is a food truck in Delhi run by a cooperative of 11 women.

The women and children who benefit from our program are victims of sex-trafficking, Rohingya refugees and from extremely vulnerable, marginalized communities and oppressed castes. Our consistent support with food, education and help to start small businesses has meant the difference of life and death to many in the precarious months following Covid.

Food prices continue to rise as does housing. With your help we intend to continue with our#1MillionMeals food drive, support for education and help women transition to sustainable livelihoods.

I will share a small story about 14-year old Janaki ( name changed). Her mother had married and moved away leaving Janaki in the care of her grandmother. The grandmother had been evicted by her landlord during Covid and the two were living under a plastic sheet near the Apne Aap community centre. A trafficker offered the grandmother a lumpsum to take Janaki away. Luckily both of them have been coming daily to eat at the Apne Aap community centre. Janaki shared her grandmother's plans with our team members. We were able to intervene and help Janaki get into school. This was possible because we were in touch with them thanks to the food in the centre.

Today Janaki is a school going student like other girls her age. You can learn more at apneaap.org

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Apne Aap USA

Location: New York, NY - USA
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Twitter: @apneaap
Project Leader:
Ruchira Gupta
New York , NY United States

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