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Help Daily Wage Earners With Food & Medicines Amidst COVID-19

Support the daily wage earners who are most affected by the #CoronaVirus

Due to the CoronaVirus crisis, people are at home and prefer doing chores themselves. The people most affected by it are those in India’s unorganized sector & slums i.e. daily wagers, housemaids, house helpers, cleaners, drivers, construction site workers, plumbers, electricians, guards, people collecting waste polythene/plastic from garbage, small vendors, etc., and their financial wellbeing will be directly impacted by their inability to earn their daily wage.

We as responsible citizens can extend our help to such affected persons.

I have started this ‘Feed the Daily Wager’ initiative to provide support to the affected families. The aim is to help them have a reliable supply of meals in the absence of employment opportunities. Please remember:
  • Italy is ranked No.2 in the best healthcare facilities in the world, India is not even in top-100.
  • If corona cases start in the daily wage workers, this disease will spread in India like fire and we may be affected more than the US, China or Italy.

Immediate Requirements:
(a) Cooked Food Packets: Earlier we were providing cooked food packets (6 pooris and dry veg) to roughly 150 needy people daily.
(b) Grocery Kit (which will be enough to support a family of 4-5 people for 1 week): From 27th April 2020 onwards, we have started providing a grocery/food/ration kit of uncooked food items. I have taken this decision because the number of corona cases in Bhopal has crossed 400 and it's very risky to go out daily to distribute food. Now I won't have to go out "daily" as this grocery kit will be sufficient to support a family of 4-5 people for roughly 1 week. This grocery kit includes the following:
i. 5 Kg Wheat flour
ii. 2 Kg Basmati Rice (Medium Quality)
iii. 1 Kg Dal
iv. 1 Kg Sugar
v. 1 Kg Salt
vi. 500 ml edible Soyabean oil
vii. 1 Kg Potato
viii. 1 Kg Tomato
ix. 1 Kg Onion
Each Grocery Kit costs roughly 525-550 INR.

Who will we help and how? 
  • Daily wage earners i.e. housemaids, house helpers, cleaners, drivers, construction site workers, plumbers, electricians, guards, people collecting waste polythene/plastic from garbage, small vendors, people living in slums, etc.
  • Currently, the food is being provided in Bhopal as I was in Bhopal when lockdown happened in India. So I started this from Bhopal.
  • We are in touch with Local administration and Local Police. They are helping us in the following ways:
    • Misrod Police (Bhopal) is helping us to identify the real needy people i.e. BPL beneficiaries, needy daily wage earners and construction workers
    • Local Bhopal Police have provided a vehicle pass for food distribution
  • We are ensuring ‘Social Distancing’ guidelines while distributing the food
How will your funds be used? 
  • Earlier, we are providing cooked food to roughly 150 daily wagers (one-time per day). Each food packet contains 6 pooris & dry vegetables.
  • Now we are providing a Grocery Kit which should be sufficient to support a family of 4-5 people for roughly 1 week.
  • In case we get more funds, we will increase the number of beneficiaries.
  • 100% proceeds will be donated in procuring and distributing meal kits to the family of daily wage earners
In case you are facing any issues in donating money using Milaap Donate options, you may donate using the following options:
1. Paytm: 8700985297
2. Google Pay: 8527481477
3. BHIM/UPI: 8527481477@upi

This work has been covered by prominent Newspapers:
1. Patrika.com - Covered under #CoronaWarriors Karmveer Awards: https://www.patrika.com/bhopal-news/sandeep-comes-to-help-people-as-soon-as-crisis-5986758/
2. Patrika ePaper 11-Apr-2020 Page-5: http://epaper.patrika.com/2629713/Patrika-Bhopal/11-04-2020#page/5/1
3. Haribhoomi ePaper 04-Apr-2020 Bhopal Edition Page-3: https://www.haribhoomi.com/full-page-pdf/epaper/bhopal-bhopal-bhumi/2020-04-04/bhopal-bhoomi/20668?

#IndiaFightsCorona #CoronVirus #CoronaVirusFund #DailyWageWorkers

About Myself/Campaigner: Sandeep Kumar Shivhare, IIM Rohtak and VIT University Alumnus. Currently working in an MNC in Delhi. Earlier I have raised money to support the families of soldiers martyred in Pulwama (Feb 2019), we are able to raise INR 31.2 Lakh (with the support of my IIM friends) and donated the same to DIG IT CRPF in Delhi who heads the Bharat Ke Veer Funds - https://milaap.org/fundraisers/support-sandeep-kumar-shivhare

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23rd May 2020
Dear Friends,

We were regularly distributing groceries to needy people. However from a few days, we were not able to directly distribute the groceries because the number of Covid-19 positive patients near my house has increased exponentially. Just half KM from my house, there is a locality named Jatkhedi. Within 11 days, 38 positive cases have been found in this locality, that too within a diameter of just 300m. District Collector, DIG, and Nagar Nigam officials are doing their best to tackle the situation.

We have started getting phone calls from some needy people. We will now handover the grocery/food items to the Nagar Nigam officials who will ultimately provide the same to the needy people.

All this was not possible without your donations and support. I sincerely thank you for supporting us on this cause.

Warm Regards,
Sandeep Shivhare
Dear Friends,

We were regularly distributing groceries to needy people. However from a few days, we were not able to directly distribute the groceries because the number of Covid-19 positive patients near my house has increased exponentially. Just half KM from my house, there is a locality named Jatkhedi. Within 11 days, 38 positive cases have been found in this locality, that too within a diameter of just 300m. District Collector, DIG, and Nagar Nigam officials are doing their best to tackle the situation.

We have started getting phone calls from some needy people. We will now handover the grocery/food items to the Nagar Nigam officials who will ultimately provide the same to the needy people.

All this was not possible without your donations and support. I sincerely thank you for supporting us on this cause.

Warm Regards,
Sandeep Shivhare
6th May 2020
Dear Friends,

Just like last week, on 5th May 2020, we again distributed #Grocery_Kit which included food items (wheat flour, lentils, rice, sugar, oil, salt) and vegetables (potato, onion, tomato) to poor & needy families affected by the #CoronaLockdown in #Bhopal.

We also gave ration to those municipal employees who come daily to collect garbage from the colony, come colony guards, and many more people.

The colony residents provided full support in the distribution of materials.

#IndiaFightsCorona #Daily_Wagers

Warm Regards,
Sandeep Shivhare







Dear Friends,

Just like last week, on 5th May 2020, we again distributed #Grocery_Kit which included food items (wheat flour, lentils, rice, sugar, oil, salt) and vegetables (potato, onion, tomato) to poor & needy families affected by the #CoronaLockdown in #Bhopal.

We also gave ration to those municipal employees who come daily to collect garbage from the colony, come colony guards, and many more people.

The colony residents provided full support in the distribution of materials.

#IndiaFightsCorona #Daily_Wagers

Warm Regards,
Sandeep Shivhare







28th April 2020
Dear Friends,

I am extending this campaign for 1 month because of the following reasons:
1. The lockdown was initially announced from 25 March to 14th April 2020. However, it was extended till 3rd May 2020.
2. I feel the lockdown will not be lifted completed from 4th May 2020. It may be lifted only in a phase-wise manner.
3. The funds that were collected using this campaign are almost exhausted now. The current funds can help to provide food kit to roughly 30 more families.

I thank all the supporters who donated for this cause. I request all the supporters to #SHARE this campaign as much as possible so that we can keep providing food for some more days.

Warm Regards,
Sandeep Shivhare
Dear Friends,

I am extending this campaign for 1 month because of the following reasons:
1. The lockdown was initially announced from 25 March to 14th April 2020. However, it was extended till 3rd May 2020.
2. I feel the lockdown will not be lifted completed from 4th May 2020. It may be lifted only in a phase-wise manner.
3. The funds that were collected using this campaign are almost exhausted now. The current funds can help to provide food kit to roughly 30 more families.

I thank all the supporters who donated for this cause. I request all the supporters to #SHARE this campaign as much as possible so that we can keep providing food for some more days.

Warm Regards,
Sandeep Shivhare
Rs.91,410 raised

Goal: Rs.10,000,000

Beneficiary: Daily Wage Earners info_outline

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Great Initiative. Wish you all the best..

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Keep up the good work dost!!! Proud of you.