In response to the dire second wave of COVID-19 that is currently devastating India, Manav Sadhna has launched Phase 3 of our COVID relief efforts to serve the city of Ahmedabad, Gujarat. We are working towards three key needs: 1) provide medical facilities, supplies and medication to save lives; 2) distribute grocery kits to the vulnerable and marginalized; 3) promote awareness and education in under-resourced communities about COVID safety, treatment and vaccinations. In certain cases, we are also offering financial support to help low-income families cover medical costs or support them when they lose their main income earner to COVID.
Manav Sadhna is aiming to collectively raise 2 crore ($270,000) to serve and support those affected by COVID, both medically and economically, with nowhere else to turn. Your generosity and support will make all the difference. Together, let us help those in need.
PRESENT MS COVID RELIEF EFFORTS
Purchase and Supply 10 Oxygen Concentrators and 4 ventilators to provide temporary home-based oxygen assistance to prevent deaths caused by shortage of hospital beds and oxygen-related machines and supplies. The machines would be fully sanitized between patients. Total funds: Rs. 22,00,000 ($29,700)
Karuna on Wheels (A team of trained nurses under doctor supervision will use our medical van to provide home-based COVID-care, which includes consultations, medication and supplements, medical equipment, grocery kits and support to boost morale) Total funds: Rs. 30,00,000 ($40,500)
Offer Free RT-PCR Lab Tests (We will cover the cost of RT-PCR and COVID-19 related testing in partner lab for those who cannot afford it to encourage early treatment and prevent complications)
Make and Distribute 40,000 Food Kits (3 kg rice and 1 kg daal/lentils, and oil) to provide food security to daily wage laborers and their families across the city. Total Funds: Rs. 1,32,00,000 ($178,400)
Provide 160 Grocery Kits to Frontline Workers (to support the team of frontline and field workers at MS, who despite their own financial challenges, have been serving continuously since the onset of the COVID pandemic. Total Funds: Rs. 8,00,000 ($11,000)
Promote Awareness about COVID Safety and Vaccination through printed flyers, posters, voice recording and audio-visuals as well as house to house awareness programs (with safety measures in place). Total funds: Rs.1,00,000 ($1350)
Financial Support to Low-income Families on a case-by-case basis (Help cover cost of private ambulance and hospital fees when there are no public alternatives available. Also provide support to families who lose their main income earner to COVID.)
Please know that we are also taking all necessary precautions as well as streamlining our operations so that we in no way contribute to the spread of the virus nor put our volunteers/field workers at risk.
PREVIOUS COVID RELIEF EFFORTS:
Thanks to all of your heartfelt support and generosity, we were able to serve more than 30,000 families with grocery kits during the first two phases of our COVID Relief efforts in 2020. These are families whose only alternative was to sleep hungry, as they had no means for earning during the 3-month lockdown and the economic slowdown that followed. Over the last year, we have also been spreading awareness among marginalized communities on key COVID-prevention measures and providing support for COVID-positive patients. We also converted our informal and formal education programs into a distance learning program using workbooks and simple phone technology to stay connected with our kids and their families.
Let us continue to work together to support those in need. May you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy.
Love All, Serve