Help us support 300+ daily wagers and their families in the resource poor and low income areas of Deepnagar and Badripur in Dehradun, Uttarakhand and some other daily wagers from across the country (Delhi, Haryana, Jaipur, Mumbai) who are reaching out to us, as they struggle to meet their basic needs due to no work during the Covid19 lockdown. The Dehradun relief will be facilitated by the Astitva team which has worked in this area since 2008 and the all-India support will go through the Kriti team members, volunteers and friends.
With the continued national lockdown and a crisis of daily and salaried earnings that will last beyond, we are now raising Rs. 1500/- per family of 4 persons and Rs.2500/- per family of 6 persons including milk for the children, per month for April, May, June and July 2020
Your donations are being used to buy dry rations to marginalised families in this area where women / men/ youth work as unorganised, sectors workers including construction workers, domestic workers, painters, plumbers, electricians and other daily wagers. The give-outs are being facilitated through local kirana stores, kriti team members, local volunteers and friends.
This per month, ration package will include 10 kg aata (flour), 10 kg rice, 2 kg dal (lentils), 500 gms Sooji, 400 gms milk powder, 1 packet salt, 2 kg sugar, 500 grams tea, 2 litre oil, 100 gms Dhania, 100 gms Haldi, 2 soaps and 250 gms Surf. For those who need some other ration or item, we will try to substitute or add if funds permit. Mobile recharge support is another one we are looking at supporting as that is one enabler in lockdown times for everyone.
Once the lockdown opens, we would try to respond with more need based support to maintain the self-respect and dignity of the community. We salute each and every daily wager as a person with the capacity to earn through his/ her labour but this support comes at a time of unprecedented economic crisis and lockdown of work. As a principle of safeguarding the dignity and self-respect of the underprivileged, the photos we share here will guard their privacy. (Dignity of the Marginalised is the key word here to trust). We will try and put up testimonies of the community-respecting their voice and expression.
You can make a donation of as small an amount as Rs.100/- onwards as it will slowly and surely will make it possible for us to reach our target.
The ideal donation is Rs.1500/- per family, per month for atleast three months of rations ideally. However, you can make a donation for one month or more, one family or more as you deem possible for your pocket. Your donations will enable these vulnerable families to overcome their struggles during and post the lockdown phase.
We hope that family, friends and friends of friends and new others will support our effort.
For any queries or if you would like to support in any other way, please write to us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks in advance for your generosity.