Outbreak of COVID-19 has brought in tremendous difficulties in each one’s lives, especially in the lives of the unorganized sectors with whom SHARE & CARE has been working. With the continuing 4th phase of lock-down which might continue in different forms, these unorganized workers who have settled down in these slums will continue to face starvation and hunger coupled with absence of sanitation facilities. The situation of these unorganized migrant workers is making them starve without food and sanitation facilities. The other need identified is the education of the preventive aspects of COVID-19.
SHARE & CARE has past experience in addressing the people’s issues at the time of tsunami in 2001 and other times of outbreak of fire and flood in the slums. It has also undergone training on providing counselling to the victims of disaster from Christian Medical College, Vellore which is one of the best premier medical colleges involved in both prevention and treatment of various types of illnesses.
As a professional social service organization, SHARE & CARE is prepared to address the problems of COVID-19 victims. It plans to educate around 600 families in the vicinity of Perumattunallur on the preventive methods, support 125 families from the most vulnerable and needy families with staple food items. As the lock-down is extended for the fourth time up to 31st May 2020, people are very much in need of food and grains and some support for sanitation purposes. Even in case the lock-down is withdrawn after 31st May 2020, there is lesser chance for these unorganised workers to get job opportunities immediately. In this critical situation, SHARE & CARE has identified 125 neediest families who need to be supported with 15 kg of rice per family at the cost of Rs. 50 per kg which works out to be Rs.93750, 2 kg Dal @ Rs.120 per kg per family for making curry which amounts to Rs. 30000 and 2 kg of edible oil per family @ Rs.100 per kg that makes out to be Rs.25000. The total budget is Rs.148750 of which SHARE & CARE ready to contribute Rs.50000 from its saving and the remaining is requested from the individuals and orgnisations through Milaan Crowd Funding. We express our gratitude for all the good hearted people who are going to contribute their money for this relief mission.