Kanyaka Foundation is a registered not-for-profit organization working in Marathwada, Maharashtra region to address the girl’s education and livelihood challenges. The organization has been working from 2014 towards the upliftment of the marginalized communities and migrants. The organization has established by professional social workers with the aim to educate every girl child and prepare them to eradicate poverty.
As the world goes through this pandemic situation, the unorganised labour groups are bearing the brunt of the current situation and require urgent assistance from the administration and society, at large. At Kanyaka, we have decided to help women and adolescent girls in their personal hygiene and self-care needs by providing necessary food, clothing and hygiene products.
From the secondary data received from the local government of Beed district (one of the backward districts of Maharashtra), we know that 40,000 migrated people have come back to their native place. Currently, 28,000 families have been quarantined, out of which 35% are women and girls. Hailing mostly from poor economic background - working in sugar-cane production or as seasonal migrants, these families are facing a deep financial crisis and are unable to meet the daily survival needs.
The Kanyaka Foundation has interacted with local authorities to support these families to meet their hygiene, food and other basic requirements. We are committed to the fight against the epidemic and are willing to extend support to the administration to ensure necessary materials provided by the administration reaches to the targeted group.