Livelihood Relief for 5 Migrant Women | Milaap
Livelihood Relief for 5 Migrant Women
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    This fundraiser will benefit

    5 migrant women working in the informal economy

    from Gurugram, Haryana

As the second wave of Covid-19 ravages Indian cities, towns and villages, we're currently in the 5th week of lockdown. And, as May '21 comes to a close and most work-places are still inaccessible, a stark proportion of migrant workers in the urban informal economy have been unable to secure their daily wages. Within this context, migrant women workers are especially a vulnerable group that are facing dire challenges as they have either been denied the right to set up their cart/stall on the street or have been denied entry from houses that once employed them for domestic work. Due to loss of livelihood and no source of alternate income, they are under threat of being evicted from their rental accommodation or are facing hardships to pay everyday expenses.

Kindly support 5 migrant women workers who are sole bread-earners of their households but have lost their livelihood due to a long-standing lockdown. All 5 of these women belong to Farukh Nagar, Haryana (a dominant migrant community situated at the periphery of Gurgaon).

Do read their individual stories below and consider donating generously! It will save them one month's cover of day-to-day expenditure and finding a new home during this deadly period.

I am trying to raise a mere 6000/- rupees for each of them, which will support their rent, ration, health emergencies, children's tuition and miscellaneous expenses.

Their individual backgrounds are as follows-

Beneficiary #1
ANITA is a chai stall owner with children and is completely cut off from her husband. She lives with a rare disability and is unable to set up shop since the first week of May.

Beneficiary #2
PHOOL is a daily wage construction worker but ever since the lockdown, she hasn't found an ongoing construction site that is hiring workers.

Beneficiary #3
SHELA is a part-time domestic worker but ever since a housing complex in Gurgaon closed its doors on her, she hasn't found a new house that'll employ her during the pandemic. She lives with her two children.

Beneficiary #4
AAMANA is a daily street vendor selling fruits. Her husband also lost his job a few months ago and was helping her with vending.

Beneficiary #5
JYOTI had a full-time job as a domestic worker in Sector 18, Gurgaon. Faced by a harassing landlord, she has children and rentals to look after.

All cash transfers will be directed to a trusted community worker of Farukh Nagar so, she can reach out to each of the aforementioned beneficiaries on an immediate basis as some of them don't have bank accounts.

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