Greetings from Earthangels Welfare Foundation!!
The Lockdown has had a devastating impact on society, including the poor and homeless.
Daily wage-earners like manual labourers, scrap collectors, rickshaw pullers and auto rickshaw drivers are in danger of starving to death due to the lockdown.
The densely populated areas, in particular, are more vulnerable. Physical distancing is an alien concept for slums and may not be effective. Tiny houses with walls barely a foot apart, forces them to stay outdoors to get a brief respite from the electricity-starved environment at home, especially in summers.
They are finding it tough to maintain basic hygiene amid the corona outbreak as toilets in these areas are shut due to shortage of water.
The coronavirus has sometimes been called an equalizer because it has sickened both rich and poor, but when it comes to food, the commonality ends. It is the poor who are immensely impacted. The nation has never faced a hunger emergency like this & with limited help the no of people facing acute hunger is increasing every day.
As a result, in Mumbai & many other cities too, local governments and NGO’s are trying their best to provide them with daily essentials and make sure they don’t die of hunger.
Earthangels Welfare Foundation a Mumbai based NGO which focuses on providing education to the kids staying in these slums have now taken an initiative called “Lock Down Warriors”, the idea is to connect the concerned privileged class who want to help, with those who need the help.
Since the lock down period, NGO has been successful to provide 4000 Family Kits (Groceries for a month, for an average family of four).
People living in slums are more prone to the disease because of multiple reasons. They’re nutritionally deficient and have a weaker immune system. Hence, the Family Kits are made keeping in mind the guidelines provided by our government & doctor volunteers.
The number of needy in this area is daunting; we aim to reach 50,000 families.
THE FIGHT WITH HUNGER IS STILL ON. LETS TAKE A PLEDGE TODAY THAT NO ONE GOES HUNGRY