Livelihoods of daily wage earners, labourers, slum dwellers have disrupted massively. Maids, Plumbers, House Help, Rickshaw pullers, street-side vendors, labours and many more are hard-hit. Almost all have lost their jobs.
Most of them are migrants and are caught completely unprepared and without a source of income and stuck in the city with limited movement. They have very little knowledge and a lot of misinformation about Covid-19.
Most of the information available on WhatsApp and Media is too technical for them to understand and lots of rumours and panic among them and they are also spreading rumours to others.
We are providing basic ration bags containing
Wheat flour -5Kg,
Rice -3 Kg,
Soap & 4 Masks per bag for each such family. (Per Ration kit cost 1000 Rs)
These slum dwellers use public toilets and live in compact sheds. On an average one toilet is used by 500 people.We will give awareness & correct knowledge about CoronaVirus, how it spreads and the must precautions they should take and how they can make sure they don’t get this disease. We also tell them Do’s and Don’ts based on their living conditions.
We also teach them self-assessment as they have lot of confusion. We are trying to contain CoronaVirus Spread. Right knowledge to them is very important as they have very very few channels to get correct information.
For Post Awareness support and to stay connected with these people for entire project duration we will setup a 24x7 helpline number where they can call and message and ask their questions and clear their doubts and take help. This helpline will do proactive calls and connect with people in slums to understand if they need more help and aware them about help provided by the Govt. of Maharashtra and connect them to various help centres or Govt. hospitals if there is a need.
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