On 11 March 2020, World Health Organization declared Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) outbreak as a pandemic and the nation scaling up response to treat, detect and reduce transmission to save people’s lives. With COVID 19 threatening to spread like wildfire (Stage 3), business activities have been discontinued. The calamity has struck the daily wage workers and the people working in the unorganized sectors. A lot of them are stuck in cities with hardly any resources, jobs and without any means of going back to their villages. With the loss of livelihoods, a large number of them will now struggle to support their families. Apart from instant support measures, Goonj is gearing up for the aftermath of this pandemic and intends to reach out to families in remote villages whose means of livelihood are badly affected.
We are looking foward to deliver comprehensive family kits of essentials – largely dry ration, personal care material to the affected communities in areas well known for migration and related geographies.
To bring a larger impact on family income and resources, we would also look into matters of health, debt, education or as per the need of the area.