India's lockdown has closed all non-essential businesses & services, as the government ramps up preventative measures to combat Covid-19. The pandemic is disproportionally affecting the lives of those living in poverty.
Covid-19 is directly affecting the families in our work area. The lockdown imposed due to the virus has forced migrant workers to return home, cutting off any means of earning a living. These people now face the prospect of not being able to feed their families. Sugam Jagriti's role is crucial in reaching these communities quickly.
Our 15+ years of working in southern Bihar gives us the ability to reach these families quickly & provide them with food and hygiene kits to help them survive. Many of our staff live in these areas, meaning we can efficiently undertake relief activities & distribute materials. We will distribute food & hygiene kits containing daal, rice, vegetables, & soap. Each kit is enough for a family of 5 & lasts 2 weeks. This will be conducted following government guidelines & social distancing.