COVID 19 Livelihood Loss Support for Transgender Persons Thoothukudi | Milaap
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COVID 19 Livelihood Loss Support for Transgender Persons Thoothukudi

COVID-19 is wrecking havoc on the lives, livelihoods and mortality of many apart from threatening to wipe out vast sections of the our disenfranchised, marginalised and underprivileged people either by infection or by starvation.  Rural(Kovilpatti taluk) transgender persons in Thoothukudi (Tuticorin), Tamil Nadu are heavily dependent on begging as their only source of livelihood.  Physical distancing is a privilege for many of them living in cramped communes.  Most transgender persons do not have government ID proofs viz. Aadhaar, DL, Passport, PAN, RATION, Voter ID cards and end up getting excluded even out of Food Security despite the Food Security Act and/or any other social welfare schemes of the state and central governments.  

In these overwhelming times, there is an urgent need to assist the transgender communities with their expenses this coming month.  We are a collective of transgender people in Thoothukudi (Tuticorin), Tamil Nadu.  Toothukodi has a minimum of 15 transgender households with at least 10 - 12 members.  We are trying to raise funds for at least 150 transgender persons for their basic provisions like food, oil, salt & drinking water so that they can also stay at home this month, and stay safe.

Please take a few moments to make your donations.  We will take it forward to ensure that these 150 transgender people have basic provisions at least.  Your small contribution may mean the difference in someone's life.  The following is the estimate table for the items to be provided for a person for three month.In this we have 5 HIV/AIDS infected trans and senior citizen Trans  also there we need special care for them.

ItemQuantityRateTotal in rupees
Rice25501250
Wheat1050500
Toor daal101001000
Salt12020
Sugar540340
Tea.5350175
Oil1300300
Milk 

500




Vegetables 

1000






Total5085


Approx.5000

PS: Transgender persons include transgender women, transmen and all other genders non-binary, gender non-conforming persons & those of all other socio-cultural identities.

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3rd April 2020
Dear Donors,

Thank you for your overwhelming support and love!

We started off hoping to help 150 transgender persons. With your kind donations, we were able to raise funds to support 200 vulnerable members of the transgender community in rural parts Kovilpatti taluk in Thoothukudi (Tuticorin) district.

Your support benefitted those who depend on begging as their only source of livelihood and those who do not have government ID cards for rations or emergency relief. Special provisions were also made for 5 HIV positive members of the community and senior citizens who need additional care.

Basic provisions like food, oil, salt & drinking water have been provided to each member so they can also stay at home for the next three months, and stay safe. Here are some photos of our distribution:







Thank you, once again, for all your assistance.

Regards,
Grace.
Dear Donors,

Thank you for your overwhelming support and love!

We started off hoping to help 150 transgender persons. With your kind donations, we were able to raise funds to support 200 vulnerable members of the transgender community in rural parts Kovilpatti taluk in Thoothukudi (Tuticorin) district.

Your support benefitted those who depend on begging as their only source of livelihood and those who do not have government ID cards for rations or emergency relief. Special provisions were also made for 5 HIV positive members of the community and senior citizens who need additional care.

Basic provisions like food, oil, salt & drinking water have been provided to each member so they can also stay at home for the next three months, and stay safe. Here are some photos of our distribution:







Thank you, once again, for all your assistance.

Regards,
Grace.
31st March 2020
Dear Donors,

Thank you for your support.

I'm withdrawing the amount from the campaign to my account (Grace Banu) and the same will be used to serve 150 transgender people in Kovilpatti, Thoothukudi district. I'll be using this amount to buy daily needs, groceries, etc.  

I'll also keep you posted regarding the same. Please contribute and share the campaign link in your network. Thank you:)

Regards,
Grace Banu
Dear Donors,

Thank you for your support.

I'm withdrawing the amount from the campaign to my account (Grace Banu) and the same will be used to serve 150 transgender people in Kovilpatti, Thoothukudi district. I'll be using this amount to buy daily needs, groceries, etc.  

I'll also keep you posted regarding the same. Please contribute and share the campaign link in your network. Thank you:)

Regards,
Grace Banu
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Rs.466,753 raised

Goal: Rs.750,000

Beneficiary: GRACE BANU info_outline

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