Relief Fund 2.0 for Weavers and Artisans | Milaap
Relief Fund 2.0 for Weavers and Artisans
  • SC

    Created by

    Shreni Community Trust
  • Wa

    This fundraiser will benefit

    Weavers and Artisans

    from Bengaluru, Karnataka

Tax benefits for INR donations will be issued by Shreni Community Trust

Our country is struggling to deal with the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic as rising cases are leading to curfews and lockdowns across India in a desperate attempt to curb the spread of the virus. These circumstances, coupled with a nationwide shortage of oxygen, medicines, and beds, have resulted in a rising mortality rate especially among underserved and disadvantaged populations such as weavers and artisans. It is increasingly clear that they cannot afford to fight this disease as they are losing their source of income.

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
Given our extensive on-ground and online network, we have remote access to weavers and artisans across Karnataka (and parts of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Tamil Nadu). This allows us to work remotely without disrupting social distancing guidelines on our end, as well as for the beneficiaries.

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