Help Us Distribute COVID-19 Prevention Kits To Maharashtra's Poor | Milaap
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Help Us Distribute COVID-19 Prevention Kits To Maharashtra's Poor

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in India is currently 200+, a rise of nearly 6X over the last week. Currently, at 52 confirmed cases, Maharashtra is the worst-hit state with one casualty last evening. The true extent of the outbreak in India is likely a lot worse with under-reported numbers due to under-testing.

Community transmission is already happening and we will learn about those cases only if we test more. The pandemic, which has infected more than 200,000+ people globally and killed at least 6,610 according to the WHO, has a pattern of surging after an initial slower phase -- one that India is currently experiencing.

‘Social distancing’ will be key in the days and weeks to come. The term simply refers to avoiding close contact with other individuals in order to avoid catching the virus and passing it on. While social distancing is currently the most important safety measure in controlling the COVID-19 outbreak, it remains a privilege for a large portion of India’s working population. A majority of our population is helplessly dependent on daily wages and overcrowded public transportation.
 
“How can one think of handwashing when one doesn’t have running water?”; “How can one wear a mask and sanitize when the supply has significantly reduced and/or the price unaffordable?”

We represent the Navi Mumbai Hub, which is a part of the Global Shapers Community (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xu3C023rgTg). The Global Shapers Community is an initiative of the World Economic Forum. We would like to urgently reach out to our community and help the fight against COVID-19. We are collaborating with Uber to reach out to its drivers, Robinhood Army, and the Rotary club to further increase beneficiary reach to low-income communities and slum dwellers, and are also in talks with the Government of Maharashtra to reach out to B.E.S.T and auto-rickshaw drivers.

We plan to distribute prevention kits which will contain the following:
  • Pack of 3 - 5 face masks (INR 15 per mask)
  • Hand sanitizer with 62% alcohol content (INR 30 per bottle)
  • Ayurvedic Vitamin C Immunity booster tablets (INR 108 per bottle)
  • Guidance note on COVID-19 facts and essential precautionary measures
A priority needs for this project to come through is funding. A contribution from you will give us the jumpstart we need to save our community from this pandemic.

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23rd March 2020
Dear Donors,

Thank you for your inspiring support in helping us provide essential supplies to the most vulnerable communities in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai. The ones most impacted by COVID-19 are those who cannot afford to work from home. And as the state goes under lockdown, essentials become unavailable or unaffordable.

Through your contributions, we aim to mitigate some of these challenges. We are ordering 2000 kits to start with (which includes Face masks, Hand Sanitizers, Ayurvedic Immunity tablets and a Guidance note on COVID-19) for Cab drivers, Slum dwellers, Rickshaw Drivers, B.E.S.T Bus Drivers, and other low-income communities.

In our endeavor, we have partnered with Uber to reach out to its driver-partners; with the Robin Hood Army to reach out to slum dwellers in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, and Panvel and with The Rotary Club of Mumbai Coastline to reach other low-income communities. We are also currently in talks with the Maharashtra Government to reach our kits to Rickshaw and Bus drivers as soon as their operations recommence.

Thank you again from all of us at the Navi Mumbai Hub of the Global Shapers Community for your generosity. We are eternally grateful.
Dear Donors,

Thank you for your inspiring support in helping us provide essential supplies to the most vulnerable communities in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai. The ones most impacted by COVID-19 are those who cannot afford to work from home. And as the state goes under lockdown, essentials become unavailable or unaffordable.

Through your contributions, we aim to mitigate some of these challenges. We are ordering 2000 kits to start with (which includes Face masks, Hand Sanitizers, Ayurvedic Immunity tablets and a Guidance note on COVID-19) for Cab drivers, Slum dwellers, Rickshaw Drivers, B.E.S.T Bus Drivers, and other low-income communities.

In our endeavor, we have partnered with Uber to reach out to its driver-partners; with the Robin Hood Army to reach out to slum dwellers in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, and Panvel and with The Rotary Club of Mumbai Coastline to reach other low-income communities. We are also currently in talks with the Maharashtra Government to reach our kits to Rickshaw and Bus drivers as soon as their operations recommence.

Thank you again from all of us at the Navi Mumbai Hub of the Global Shapers Community for your generosity. We are eternally grateful.
21st March 2020
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for the wonderful support so far towards the noble cause. To help raise the rest of the amount faster, Milaap is offering a 15% matching on all the payments (till the funds last).

This means for every 1000 INR, Milaap will contribute an additional 150 INR to the campaign thereby creating 1.15X the impact.

Please come forward to help and support the cause of Susheeth Kumar and his team!!

You can help via the following methods:
1. Clicking on the donate now button:
https://milaap.org/fundraisers/support-susheeth-kumar

2. Donating via UPI (Tez/Bhim/PhonePe etc):
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Regards,
Team Milaap.
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for the wonderful support so far towards the noble cause. To help raise the rest of the amount faster, Milaap is offering a 15% matching on all the payments (till the funds last).

This means for every 1000 INR, Milaap will contribute an additional 150 INR to the campaign thereby creating 1.15X the impact.

Please come forward to help and support the cause of Susheeth Kumar and his team!!

You can help via the following methods:
1. Clicking on the donate now button:
https://milaap.org/fundraisers/support-susheeth-kumar

2. Donating via UPI (Tez/Bhim/PhonePe etc):
rzpy.givetomlpsusheet0001@hdfcbank

Regards,
Team Milaap.
Rs.178,777 raised

Goal: Rs.450,000

Beneficiary: Global Shapers ... info_outline

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