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9th May 2020
Sambhali has now supplied over 1000 food kits to more than 450 families in 11 villages including 3 new villages of Khanodi, Ramdevnagar and Mandla Khurdi.The numbers of families we are providing food supplies to are increasing all the time. We are constantly receiving calls from the local administration asking if we can do a survey in more rural areas in the Setrawa district to find out if the local community need help there. Just in the last week we have visited and given food kits to 350 families alone.

We are now in the middle of doing the 1st round of delivering supplies in May, and the second round is due from 13 May.We have come across some very distressing and upsetting stories - a very young boy who has lost his father, widows and widowers surviving in the desert, sick and poor people – all in a vulnerable situation besides the added Covid-19 pandemic. Sambhali has been a link to all these people, making sure they have the basic food supplies and information.

We realise there is much to be done in these communities even when this crisis is over and has opened our eyes to how these people struggle on a daily basis in these outlying hamlets with the added problems of no running water or electricity and the very hot desert temperatures particularly in these months of May and June where it is over 40 degrees every day.

The national lockdown has been extended until the 18 May, but the numbers of Covid-19 cases in India gradually increases. There are strict curfews in red zoned areas eg Jodhpur. As of 9 May, Rajasthan has registered 3655 Covid positive cases and 103 deaths, which mercifully is very low in a state with a population of about 77 million people. However, this is with a strict lockdown in force since 25 March and it’s hard to see how these measures can be relaxed.

 One Covid- positive case has been diagnosed in the Setrawa area who was a migrant worker and had returned from Ahmedebad. He is now in an isolation camp and his family’s home has been cordoned off and they are in isolation.

Sambhali has now spent $US 12101 so far on providing food supplies to the communities in Setrawa (including 20 food kits to needy families in Jodhpur) since 24 March. Your donations are vital and we would like to thank you so much for your support. We wouldn’t be able to do this without your help.






Sambhali has now supplied over 1000 food kits to more than 450 families in 11 villages including 3 new villages of Khanodi, Ramdevnagar and Mandla Khurdi.The numbers of families we are providing food supplies to are increasing all the time. We are constantly receiving calls from the local administration asking if we can do a survey in more rural areas in the Setrawa district to find out if the local community need help there. Just in the last week we have visited and given food kits to 350 families alone.

We are now in the middle of doing the 1st round of delivering supplies in May, and the second round is due from 13 May.We have come across some very distressing and upsetting stories - a very young boy who has lost his father, widows and widowers surviving in the desert, sick and poor people – all in a vulnerable situation besides the added Covid-19 pandemic. Sambhali has been a link to all these people, making sure they have the basic food supplies and information.

We realise there is much to be done in these communities even when this crisis is over and has opened our eyes to how these people struggle on a daily basis in these outlying hamlets with the added problems of no running water or electricity and the very hot desert temperatures particularly in these months of May and June where it is over 40 degrees every day.

The national lockdown has been extended until the 18 May, but the numbers of Covid-19 cases in India gradually increases. There are strict curfews in red zoned areas eg Jodhpur. As of 9 May, Rajasthan has registered 3655 Covid positive cases and 103 deaths, which mercifully is very low in a state with a population of about 77 million people. However, this is with a strict lockdown in force since 25 March and it’s hard to see how these measures can be relaxed.

 One Covid- positive case has been diagnosed in the Setrawa area who was a migrant worker and had returned from Ahmedebad. He is now in an isolation camp and his family’s home has been cordoned off and they are in isolation.

Sambhali has now spent $US 12101 so far on providing food supplies to the communities in Setrawa (including 20 food kits to needy families in Jodhpur) since 24 March. Your donations are vital and we would like to thank you so much for your support. We wouldn’t be able to do this without your help.






29th April 2020
Now 3 rounds of ration kits have been completed since 2 April which in total comes to 810 ration kits to Viramdeogarh, Setrawa, Lawaran, Hapansar, Dera, Chordiya, Jetaniya, Gumanpura and Sagra villages. There are about 275 families who have been given ration kits, but some families came off the list after the second round as they feel they didn't need the supplies and some more names have been added. Only yesterday, Govind received a call to say that there were villagers who had used up their own monthly supplies of food and are now without and so 3 more hamlets were added to the list.  The migrants have now left Setrawa to return to Kota. For the next round, it has been decided to provide supplies every 15 days, so less time is necessary travelling around the desert on a daily basis. 890 families have now been surveyed and provided with basic advice and soaps as well as connecting to a whatsapp group.
Thank you all for your continued support.
 
Now 3 rounds of ration kits have been completed since 2 April which in total comes to 810 ration kits to Viramdeogarh, Setrawa, Lawaran, Hapansar, Dera, Chordiya, Jetaniya, Gumanpura and Sagra villages. There are about 275 families who have been given ration kits, but some families came off the list after the second round as they feel they didn't need the supplies and some more names have been added. Only yesterday, Govind received a call to say that there were villagers who had used up their own monthly supplies of food and are now without and so 3 more hamlets were added to the list.  The migrants have now left Setrawa to return to Kota. For the next round, it has been decided to provide supplies every 15 days, so less time is necessary travelling around the desert on a daily basis. 890 families have now been surveyed and provided with basic advice and soaps as well as connecting to a whatsapp group.
Thank you all for your continued support.
 
22nd April 2020
Dear supporters, Thank you for your support!


Since the lockdown, The Founding Trustees and our families have moved to Founder's ancestral village 103km west of Jodhpur Viramdeogarh-Setrawa, Dechu Tehsil. When we all left Jodhpur,  Founder offered his home and office of the Trust to the local administration for the isolation camp. We moved to the desert, found out that many men were not working anymore, a few of them also had health issues due to harsh climate and working conditions.

- We initially decided to help the 22 families of the tribal people and 3 Rajput families around our home with ration. With the time people started coming to us for support. We had women even walk 8km to us requesting us for food. We can't explain what it is like to walk in this heat 42 + degrees Celsius and sandstorms.  We found some local volunteers to help us with the aid work here and had 3 teams of young men run to all the hamlets. We went to each and every home to speak about COVID19 and distributed soaps.

- The toll-free number for helping women, some ration kits are also placed at our office in Jodhpur for distressed people.

- We have by far surveyed 810 families to provide COVID119 information and distributed soaps.

- We have also provided two rounds of ration kits to 251 families in these three weeks. The third round starts shortly for these families in Lawaran, Dera, Setrawa, Happansar, and Viramdeogarh.

- We have created a Whatsapp group where we offer very legitimate information about COVID19 (Admin controlled).

- We also provided ration to the migrant workers at the Bawkan government school plus provided ration at the Abhaygarh Isolation Camp

Thank you, Keep supporting !!
Dear supporters, Thank you for your support!


Since the lockdown, The Founding Trustees and our families have moved to Founder's ancestral village 103km west of Jodhpur Viramdeogarh-Setrawa, Dechu Tehsil. When we all left Jodhpur,  Founder offered his home and office of the Trust to the local administration for the isolation camp. We moved to the desert, found out that many men were not working anymore, a few of them also had health issues due to harsh climate and working conditions.

- We initially decided to help the 22 families of the tribal people and 3 Rajput families around our home with ration. With the time people started coming to us for support. We had women even walk 8km to us requesting us for food. We can't explain what it is like to walk in this heat 42 + degrees Celsius and sandstorms.  We found some local volunteers to help us with the aid work here and had 3 teams of young men run to all the hamlets. We went to each and every home to speak about COVID19 and distributed soaps.

- The toll-free number for helping women, some ration kits are also placed at our office in Jodhpur for distressed people.

- We have by far surveyed 810 families to provide COVID119 information and distributed soaps.

- We have also provided two rounds of ration kits to 251 families in these three weeks. The third round starts shortly for these families in Lawaran, Dera, Setrawa, Happansar, and Viramdeogarh.

- We have created a Whatsapp group where we offer very legitimate information about COVID19 (Admin controlled).

- We also provided ration to the migrant workers at the Bawkan government school plus provided ration at the Abhaygarh Isolation Camp

Thank you, Keep supporting !!