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COVID-19 Relief Fund For Vulnerable Transgender Folk Artists!

The COVID-19 lockdown has directly impacted several vulnerable, disenfranchised, and marginalised communities across the country. This includes transgender folk artistes from across Tamil Nadu, who are left with neither food nor wages in these difficult times.

Socially excluded but religiously important, these artists depend on the auspicious spring season to perform at rituals and gatherings to earn their livelihood for the rest of the year. These three months, which have been taken over by the lockdown, are their only source of income for the entire year. They live on the outskirts of their villages and are often denied food, housing, or any form of support from other villagers. Most of them also do not have official ID proofs - Aadhar, driving license or ration card - and do not receive any support from the government’s social welfare schemes either.

There is an urgent need to help these transgender folk artists survive this lockdown. We are a transgender rights group that is raising funds to support 75 artists across Tamil Naidu with emergency ration supplies (food, oil, salt, and drinking water) for the next two months.

Please donate to this fundraiser and help ensure that their lives and livelihoods are protected. Even a small contribution will go a long way in making a difference to their lives.

ItemQuantityRateTotal in rupees
Rice1050500
Wheat1050500
Toor daal101001000
Salt12020
Sugar13030
Tea0.5300150
Oil1300300




Vegetables 

500






Total3000

PS: Transgender persons include transgender women, transmen and all other gender non-conforming and non-binary persons - including all other socio-cultural identities.

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25th April 2020
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18th April 2020
Dear Donors,

Thank you for your overwhelming support! With your help, we have managed to raise the full amount to support 75 trans folk artists across Tamil Nadu.

Because of the lockdown, they have lost their livelihoods because the spring season's rituals and festivals are their only source of income for the entire year. Most of them also do not have official ID proofs - Aadhar, driving license or ration card - and do not receive any support from the government’s social welfare schemes either.

We are withdrawing entire amount from the campaign to Renuka Joseph Prem kumar's account who is the coordinator of folk artists. With the funds raised, each of them will be able to purchase groceries and other essentials for the next two months. Also, we shall use some funds to pay off rents. Thank you once again for your kindness.

Warm regards,
Grace
Dear Donors,

Thank you for your overwhelming support! With your help, we have managed to raise the full amount to support 75 trans folk artists across Tamil Nadu.

Because of the lockdown, they have lost their livelihoods because the spring season's rituals and festivals are their only source of income for the entire year. Most of them also do not have official ID proofs - Aadhar, driving license or ration card - and do not receive any support from the government’s social welfare schemes either.

We are withdrawing entire amount from the campaign to Renuka Joseph Prem kumar's account who is the coordinator of folk artists. With the funds raised, each of them will be able to purchase groceries and other essentials for the next two months. Also, we shall use some funds to pay off rents. Thank you once again for your kindness.

Warm regards,
Grace
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