Since the lockdown, production has stopped completely and demand for the services got reduced. They are fighting hard for their livelihood, health, education, and safety of their family members. Largely Self-employed Craftsmen and Micro-Entrepreneurs are suffering the brunt of the pandemic as they are dependent on seasons; retail sales, and direct orders. Their savings have been exhausted to survive the pandemic.
The big problem is that nowadays people's trend is moving more toward online shopping. Due to this, the demand for handmade items has decreased. For example - earlier the women of the street used to earn by sewing, but now people like to buy readymade clothes. There has been a shortage of work for small shopkeepers, repairing household goods, and service providers because most people have started finding it easier to take online services.
It continues to appeal to organizations, individuals, and platforms to raise money for relief distribution. Most of the artisans are out of work and micro-entrepreneurs are facing a severe cash crunch. The pandemic has literally shattered them and we are trying through this campaign to provide help as much as possible. The raised money will be distributed among 200 members of Self Help Groups. Each member requires INR 10,000.00 to restart their businesses, pay shop rents, and buy raw materials for production, and wages of artisans.
Nidan is a non-profit organization established in 1996 and is dedicated to working for informal workers and children. Today, Nidan on its own and through its offshoots has a presence in almost the entire country, especially in Delhi & Bihar. It has become a leading organization in India serving millions of underprivileged in the area of Education, Water, Sanitation, Skill Development & Livelihood, Health, Social Security, Financial Services, Organizing, Advocacy, and Legal Aid.
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Facebook page- https://www.facebook.com/Nidanindia
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Head Office Address- Room No. 304, 3rd Floor, #304, Maurya Tower, Maurya Lok Complex, Patna – 800001, Bihar, India
Delhi Office Address- 101-102, First Floor, Sagar Complex, New Rajdhani Enclave, Preet Vihar, Delhi –110092, India