People who live in overcrowded and congested informal urban slums are particularly vulnerable to the COVID-19 pandemic due to their high population density, and many cities in underdeveloped nations lack enough capacity to deal with the disruptions produced by the response to the health emergency. The very poor and those who live in extreme poverty have very limited access to basic health and sanitation services, nutritious food, and adequate infrastructure such as piped clean water and power. The nutritional status of slum children is extremely poor compared to all urban groups and is even poorer than the rural average. Significant presence of malnutrition among young children is also due to lack of awareness and knowledge regarding their food requirements and nutrition in underprivileged communities. Thus we can conclude that one of the major implications of Covid-19 is lack of food availability, accessibility and affordability, especially for the underprivileged. Pankh is a social initiative aimed at giving flight to opinions and ideas which help us break free from the barriers that society puts upon us. It is an action based initiative not only working towards increasing awareness in our society but also to improve the quality of life of the underprivileged. We have recently implemented a Menstrual Hygiene Drive, where we provided sanitary pads and masks to women living in slums and thus contributing towards better sanitation facilities. This time, we have taken an initiative to raise 75,000 and using these funds we will provide ration to over 150 underprivileged and malnourished people. We'll provide them enough ration for a week's worth of meals, which will feed them three times a day.
To fulfil this goal we need your help and that is why we are reaching out to you to help us decrease food scarcity during covid 19 in slum areas. Please donate as much as you can to make a difference.