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Help fundraise for COVID19 and lockdown relief in Bihar

I Kshitiz Anand, an alumnus of the following:
  • Indiana University Bloomington (MS) 
  • IIT Guwahati (B Des)
  • DAV Shyamali Ranchi (12th) 
  • North Point Darjeeling (10th)
and having worked with L'école de design Nantes Atlantique (France); am reaching out to my friends and friends of friends, living outside India to help me raise funds in the COVID19 & HUNGER CRISIS for marginalized families in Bihar. 

Me and Vatsala, my wife started Happy Horizons Trust in 2013 by working in a school in Musahar (extremely backward) community. This was where our first champion, had gone to the school and initiated the program using storytelling to engage with students better. Most of the students from this community did not drop out and ended up continuing middle school education. The work of Happy Horizons Trust was also used as a case study at Indiana University's Kelly School of Business.

Today due to the COVID19 crisis and subsequent lockdown,  many families in the region living in extreme poverty have been impacted and are facing a food shortage. Most of them were dependent on daily work and menial jobs to make ends meet. Unfortunately, till the lockdown gets revoked and work picks up, the situation is going to remain grim.  

The Kosi region in Bihar in particular is home to many of the migrants that have left different parts of India. In the past alone week, thousands have migrated back to Bihar and are facing issues of shortage of food and shelter. The relief camps are located at far off distance and with the lockdown the movement is not possible.


As a result of all of this, today this community and other similar communities like them are facing issues with their survival.

Our organization Happy Horizons Trust's team on-ground has been proactive in working with the local administration and is aiming to provide food and relief materials to these communities to come out of this situation.

Your support is solicited.
 
How we will utilize the raised amount:
The funds raised will be used 100% for the distribution of food packets to the needy families, who are facing a crisis during the lockdown period.

Each family of 5 is being provided ration for a week atleast. We aim to reach 1000 families in all. We are also doing a similar fundraiser to reach out to our network in India. 

The food packets consist of the following:
Rice, Flour (Aata), Pulses (Dal), Potatoes, Salt.

Thank you for your support. 

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11th July 2020
Dear Donors,
Thank you for your support for the HHT's COVID19 response.
With your assistance, we have been able to reach out to close to 2100+ families during this lockdown. That is almost 11 times our initial planned figure of 200 families.
You can view the list here 

All the families are immensely grateful.

Restarting the activities in Education
One of the major areas where we have been working is education. There are many children in rural geographies who have been left out of the online education initiatives. So our team has conceptualised and designed workbooks that can be distributed to the children in the villages.

Our target is to reach to 2500 students through this initiative. 


Post the lockdown, a major worry on people's mind is the education of their children as schools are closed for many more months.

A part of the funds we collected is now being used for the distribution of education kits amongst children. These are custom designed workbooks that the children can do at their homes too.  


Thank you for your donations.
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Team Happy Horizons Trust

Dear Donors,
Thank you for your support for the HHT's COVID19 response.
With your assistance, we have been able to reach out to close to 2100+ families during this lockdown. That is almost 11 times our initial planned figure of 200 families.
You can view the list here 

All the families are immensely grateful.

Restarting the activities in Education
One of the major areas where we have been working is education. There are many children in rural geographies who have been left out of the online education initiatives. So our team has conceptualised and designed workbooks that can be distributed to the children in the villages.

Our target is to reach to 2500 students through this initiative. 


Post the lockdown, a major worry on people's mind is the education of their children as schools are closed for many more months.

A part of the funds we collected is now being used for the distribution of education kits amongst children. These are custom designed workbooks that the children can do at their homes too.  


Thank you for your donations.
--
Team Happy Horizons Trust

28th May 2020
HHT COVID19 Relief work update , 28th May

Dear donors,
Thank you once again for the support so far. With your help we have been able to distribute ration to 2068 families so far, and in the process impacting 13000+ family members. Track the beneficiaries here:  (bit.ly/covid19-hht)

 We are nearing the end of lockdown 4 and there are chances that this may be extended beyond that. Lakhs of migrant laborers have gone back home and Saharsa district has seen the highest number of people come back. This is now a humanitarian crisis for all of us.

We are trying our best to ensure that the families are getting the dry ration to support themselves.

Thank you for your generosity.

Team Happy Horizons Trust
HHT COVID19 Relief work update , 28th May

Dear donors,
Thank you once again for the support so far. With your help we have been able to distribute ration to 2068 families so far, and in the process impacting 13000+ family members. Track the beneficiaries here:  (bit.ly/covid19-hht)

 We are nearing the end of lockdown 4 and there are chances that this may be extended beyond that. Lakhs of migrant laborers have gone back home and Saharsa district has seen the highest number of people come back. This is now a humanitarian crisis for all of us.

We are trying our best to ensure that the families are getting the dry ration to support themselves.

Thank you for your generosity.

Team Happy Horizons Trust
14th May 2020
HHT COVID19 Relief Work Update

Dear Donors,
Thank you for your contributions.
So far, the team in Saharsa has helped close to 1700 families and impacted over 11000 people in the process. None of this would have been possible without your support.

Bihar is seeing a rapid rise in the COVID19 situation due to the influx of migrant workers. So the lockdown is being extended and so will the challenges across small towns and places.

We are getting more requests to help more families with dry ration.
So we are continuing this fundraiser till mid of next month and we will evaluate then again.

Once again, thank you for your support.  
HHT COVID19 Relief Work Update

Dear Donors,
Thank you for your contributions.
So far, the team in Saharsa has helped close to 1700 families and impacted over 11000 people in the process. None of this would have been possible without your support.

Bihar is seeing a rapid rise in the COVID19 situation due to the influx of migrant workers. So the lockdown is being extended and so will the challenges across small towns and places.

We are getting more requests to help more families with dry ration.
So we are continuing this fundraiser till mid of next month and we will evaluate then again.

Once again, thank you for your support.  
$5,889 raised

Goal: $7,500

Beneficiary: Kshitiz info_outline

Supporters (37)

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Anonymous donated $100

Great work! People like me rely on people with heart like you. Thank you from mankind for helping. May God bless you with abundance of good fortune and prosperity to continue the good work !

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Anonymous donated $151

Thank you so much for doing this.

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Anonymous donated $100

Immense thanks to HHT team for all their initiative and for all that they aspire to do.

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