Who are former Devdasi women? Hailing from the age-old tradition of marrying young girls mainly from the Dalit community to a God before puberty, these girls are not expected to marry and participate in the socio-religious rituals of local communities. Once they were looked up to for their skills in music, arts, etc., but over time they were forced into inhumane conditions and exploited for belonging nowhere. MASS run by former Devdasi women has empowered these women, emancipated them from such practices from the shockingly young age of 14, and helped them to rehabilitate and start new lives in society (Learn more @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfEkTnYqbhM)
One month of food supplies to support an entire family run by these former Devdasi women costs Rs. 1200/- (INR). This includes the procurement, packaging and transportation of these supplies to the family's doorstep, too.
As the fatal impact of the pandemic endangers all of us, some continue to fight for basic human needs. So "End the food wait, start now & donate"!
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