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Support Kolkata Anandam To Fight Back Second Wave
  • Kolkata

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    Kolkata Anandam
  • KA

    This fundraiser will benefit

    Kolkata Anandam for Equality and Justice

    from West Bengal

Last year with your help, Kolkata Anandam was able to provide for ration, medicines and rent for 250 transgender persons in West Bengal during the lockdown months. This year the second wave of the Covid pandemic has hit us harder. Already lockdown is being imposed in several parts of the country. Koti-hijra-transgender persons are again losing their only livelihood options – namely, sex work, dancing at weddings and other ceremonies and stage shows and begging at traffic signals and trains. Many of our community members are over 45 and have various comorbidities. Due to acute shortage of vaccines and rampant privatization, we do not know how we can safeguard the elderly in our communities without purchasing vaccines for them from private hospitals. Moreover, due to lack of income, community persons are once again finding it difficult to purchase medicines, pay for food and rent. We cater to individuals who are spread across the districts of Kolkata, Hooghly and North 24 Paraganas. Moreover, because some of our work is also in the red light areas of Kolkata and Sheoraphuli, a city in Hooghly, we also support children of the female sex workers who are our friends and comrades and who have also lost work. Please help us continue serving our community and share this appeal widely. Here is a break-up of what we need at the moment:
Vaccines for 60 elderly persons with comorbidity at 600 per dose:       60X600X2                      72000
Medicines for blood sugar, pressure etc for these 60 persons for 3 months: 60X500X3            90000
Rent for 20 transpersons for 2 months: 20X1500X2                                                                          60000
Vitamins, masks, sanitizers,disinfectants paracetamol: 300X500                                                  150000
Ration for 50 children of female sex workers for a month: 50X500                                                25000
Ration for 300 transpersons for a month: 300X1000                                                                       300000
Total: 697000

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