Most fundraisers currently are focused on providing oxygen, medicines, or aid in kind (food packages, care packages, etc.). However, despite payment moratoriums announced by the government, the need of the hour is making direct funding available for distressed families to utilise as per their current socio-economic requirements. This is especially true for weavers and artisans, who have pending payments and loans from private moneylenders and traders, adding to the financial pressure they feel in the current atmosphere. We hope to relieve some of this pressure by directing transferring a stipulated amount into their accounts for them to use as they seem fit.
Last year to help our weavers and artisans battle the lockdown, we raised Rs 4,50,000 and provided direct cash transfers to 380 families. To help our weavers and artisans fight the second battle against the Covid-19 pandemic, we are raising funds for direct cash transfers once again.
This time, we hope to raise Rs 5,75,000 to help 500 families. This will include:
- Direct cash transfer of Rs 1000
- Health insurance with a premium of Rs 150
To learn more about our relief fund efforts and for stories from the field, please visit www.shrenis.com.