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Urgent Relief to Affected Families following COVID-19 Lockdown

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The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in an era of economic recession and uncertainty. As in any crisis, the impact of this pandemic will be felt the most by the poorest of the poor.
In India, the unprecedented national lockdown has
severely affected basic livelihood security of a large number of people engaged in the informal sector. Even though the national and state governments have announced relief measures, the most vulnerable sections of the society who lack a ration card (that is an
officially registered address) will not be eligible for any relief schemes.

Auroville Village Action Group (AVAG) was contacted by village leaders and youth to help in identifying such destitute people in the region and providing them with immediate relief measures. AVAG, with its network of Community-Based Organizations (CBO),  women’s self-help groups in each village are trying to reach that last mile where the government schemes and policies have not reached.
We have identified about 1000 people in 35 villages who are in dire need of immediate aid.
We would like to help by giving materials in kind. Each beneficiary will get a relief packet worth Rs.1000 comprising basic food items, namely rice, lentils, oil, sugar, spices, onions and tomatoes as well as hygiene materials like soap, gloves and masks.

Any contribution towards this cause is welcome. We would be grateful for your support in this task and will keep you updated of the progress of our work.

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27th June 2020
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your Support

We have  completed the first phase of distributing food kits to destitute families in the village who were severely impacted by the COVID - 19 lock down. We are now preparing for the second phase of the relief program.

Thank you for your Support

Keep Supporting
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your Support

We have  completed the first phase of distributing food kits to destitute families in the village who were severely impacted by the COVID - 19 lock down. We are now preparing for the second phase of the relief program.

Thank you for your Support

Keep Supporting
7th May 2020
Dear Donor,

We would like to thank you most sincerely for your care and continued support for the well being of those in our immediate villages.

We have received your donation and are using it to provide relief packages, comprising of basic food items, namely rice, lentils, oil, sugar, spices, as well as sanitation materials like soap for distribution. We have already distributed 335 relief packages in 10 neighbouring villages and settlements. Â

As the government has reached out to those with ration cards, we have been concentrating on those who are without this support and thus in most need. However, we are entering the second wave of need with the extension of the lockdown as many local people who work in the informal sector such as masons, painters, carpenters, taxi and rickshaw drivers in our immediate neighbourhood have been wage-less and are in need of support. Your donation is being used for these people.

We are monitoring the situation in the villages closely through an extensive network of youth and women's group members and are in regular connection with leaders of the villages and the Panchayat officials. We will keep communicating on developments in the villages and will be preparing more parcels to support the growing need in the most affected families.

With gratitude and best wishes,
Auroville Village Action Team
Dear Donor,

We would like to thank you most sincerely for your care and continued support for the well being of those in our immediate villages.

We have received your donation and are using it to provide relief packages, comprising of basic food items, namely rice, lentils, oil, sugar, spices, as well as sanitation materials like soap for distribution. We have already distributed 335 relief packages in 10 neighbouring villages and settlements. Â

As the government has reached out to those with ration cards, we have been concentrating on those who are without this support and thus in most need. However, we are entering the second wave of need with the extension of the lockdown as many local people who work in the informal sector such as masons, painters, carpenters, taxi and rickshaw drivers in our immediate neighbourhood have been wage-less and are in need of support. Your donation is being used for these people.

We are monitoring the situation in the villages closely through an extensive network of youth and women's group members and are in regular connection with leaders of the villages and the Panchayat officials. We will keep communicating on developments in the villages and will be preparing more parcels to support the growing need in the most affected families.

With gratitude and best wishes,
Auroville Village Action Team
24th April 2020
Dear Donor,

Thank you so much for your contributing to our relief work.

We have already distributed 300 relief kits in 10 neighbouring villages and settlements around Auroville.

We were touched by the solidarity that has been expressed by our donors. If you wish to know more about our work or have any queries, please reach out to: avag@auroville.org.in , avagoffice@aruoville.org.in

Best,
Team AVAG
Dear Donor,

Thank you so much for your contributing to our relief work.

We have already distributed 300 relief kits in 10 neighbouring villages and settlements around Auroville.

We were touched by the solidarity that has been expressed by our donors. If you wish to know more about our work or have any queries, please reach out to: avag@auroville.org.in , avagoffice@aruoville.org.in

Best,
Team AVAG
Rs.97,014 raised

Goal: Rs.1,000,000

Beneficiary: AVAG info_outline
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Supporters (20)

SK
Sheeni donated Rs.20,000

I pray that all the needy in this World remain healthy during this difficult time.

AA
Abhishek donated Rs.100
P
Polly donated £10
BC
Beyond donated Rs.1,000

Glad to contribute to the foundation of community, the locals whose ancestral land we are residing over last half a century. We support always!

A
Anonymous donated Rs.4,000
MD
Mrinmayee donated Rs.2,500