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Aik Tika, Sabki Suraksha:Help Korku women get vaccinated against Covid
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    Musht Samaj Sewa Samiti
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    This fundraiser will benefit

    Korku women

    from Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh

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Musht Samaj Seva Samiti is a grassroots non-profit organization working to secure the welfare of the Korku people, a tribal/indigenous community living in Khandwa district, Madhya Pradesh, India across 150 villages in Khalwa. The covid-19 crisis has adversely impacted this community and women's health has been particularly neglected, or treated as secondary to that of men. To combat this virus and support Korku women protect their health we are launching a covid-19 vaccination drive and awareness campaign to spread scientific information about the virus and the benefits of getting vaccinated. We need your support to help successfully carry out this vaccination drive. This first phase of the vaccination drive will target 2500 women and the awareness campaign will target 5000 women over a span of 1 month.

*please read on for more details about the vaccination drive*

ABOUT MUSHT SAMAJ SEVA SAMITI:
Musht Samaj Seva Samiti is a non-profit organization working for the socio-economic welfare of the Korku people, a tribal/indigenous community living in Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh, India. Their mission is to secure the Korku people’s human and constitutional rights and help them live a life of dignity and respect. The needs and interests of tribal/indigenous communities in India have long been neglected and we strive to remedy that.
  • Musht Samaj Sewa Samiti was founded in November 2014 under the Madhya Pradesh Society Registration Act, 1973. Our registration number is 03/32/01/17444/14. 
  • Our work encompasses education, skill development, agriculture, livelihood generation, and culture preservation in 150 villages which have a combined population of 1,50,000. 

HOW THE COMMUNITY HAS BEEN IMPACTED BY COVID-19
Communities residing in rural areas have been one of the worst impacted by the covid-19 pandemic in India. Poor medical infrastructure, an absence of accessible hospitals, shortage of medical practitioners and medicines, and lack of adequate information about the virus put communities like the Korku people at an increased risk of contracting and falling victim to covid-19.

The second-wave was an especially difficult time. Each of the 150 villages Musht Samaj Sewa Samiti works with had approximately 15 deaths putting the death toll close to 2250. In order to prevent more deaths and protect the lives of the Korku people it is essential and imperative to conduct a robust vaccination drive and awareness campaign. Further, so far mostly men have been vaccinated in the area with only around 2% of women being vaccinated. This is due to patriarchal mindsets asserting that it is more necessary for men to be vaccinated and directly putting women at an increased risk of contracting covid-19.

THE VACCINATION DRIVE DETAILS
The vaccination drive will target 2500 women between the 18-45 age group and the awareness campaign will target 5000 women over a span of 1 month. The vaccination drive will target Korku women living in inaccessible/poorly connected areas. A team of 15 volunteers will be working with us on carrying out the vaccination drive. The vaccination drive will have the following components and costs:

Component 

Cost 

Vaccinating the people.

Rs. 0 (the vaccinations are being supplied free of cost by the government)

Transporting people to the vaccination booths/centers. 

Rs. 1500 x 30 days = Rs. 45,000

Carrying out a scientific awareness campaign to encourage the Korku women to get vaccinated. This will focus on eradicating myths about the biological consequences of the vaccine. The costs will include printing charts, pamphlets, banners, etc. 

Rs. 17,000

50 special covid-19 and vaccination awareness workshops for Korku women. 

Rs. 0  as they will be carried out on a voluntary basis 

Stipend for volunteers who will be helping mobilize people, collect and deliver the vaccine stocks, and conduct post-vaccination follow ups. 

Rs. 10, 000

Nutrition kits for vulnerable and women facing financial hardships due to losing their income after they have been vaccinated. The kits will include millets, glucose powder, sanitary pads, multivitamin tablets, cooking oil, nuts, lentils, chickpeas. 

Rs. 550 per kit x 1000 = 5, 50, 000 (approximate)

TOTAL 

Rs. 6,22,000


OUR ONGOING BATTLE AGAINST COVID-19:

Throughout the ongoing covid-19 pandemic Musht Samaj Seva Samiti has been working collaboratively and sensitively with the Korku community to fight covid-19 in a scientific manner. Here is an overview of some of our community level interventions focused on prevention and care :
  • A covid care centre was set up which provided isolation wards, medical care, and food free of cost to patients experiencing mild to medium symptoms of covid-19.
  • An awareness campaign was launched to inform the community about the symptoms, causes, treatment of covid-19 and the necessary precautions one should take. 
  • A covid-19 WhatsApp helpline was set up from April 15th which is used to offer video medical consultations with volunteer doctors, information about hospitals, allocate oxygen cylinders, and transport patients to care centers. 
  • An ambulance service was launched to transport covid-19 patients to the hospital located 60 kilometers away free of cost. 

The battle against covid-19 is not yet over and we are all in this together. Any contribution, however small or big, will go a long way in helping protect the Korku women from covid-19. These funds are essential in ensuring that the Korku women are vaccinated. Join our mission to support this neglected community through medical aid and scientific information. We hope we can count on your generosity and support.

For more information about Musht Samaj Seva Samiti and our vaccination drive please contact Tausif Malik at hunarkipaatshala@gmail.com. Follow our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/hunarkipaathshala/  for frequent updates about our relief work and other projects.

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