COVID-19 pandemic has engulfed the entire world. Rapid spread and lack of vaccines has made it difficult to curtail the disease. As a safety measure, the Government of India announced a 21-day national lockdown with an aim to flatten the curve. This decision was taken out of concern and wellbeing of our society at large.

Amidst the lockdown, people who are affected the most are the daily wage earners or those living in vulnerable conditions who have no safety net to fall back on. Many of them are staring at starvation with rations running out. Though the Government is taking commendable measures to reach out to the vulnerable families, the need is immense. Hence every helping hand needs to be deployed to support these families in this time of crisis.

While housing is at the heart of everything we do, Habitat for Humanity India has been sensitising and raising awareness on the importance of hygiene and sanitation through our WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) program. As the country implements unprecedented measures amidst the global health emergency of COVID-19, we are supporting families and individuals by providing them with family essential kits and hygiene kits.

Through an abundance of caution, Habitat for Humanity India is not deploying our staff on ground but is mounting our response in partnership with state governments, local government administrations or government agencies.

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Our Response Till Date

Vangani, Maharashtra The visually impaired families in Vangani, Maharashtra without any fixed source of income are facing difficulties during lockdown. Provided family essential kits to 100 families.
Chengalpattu, Tamil Nadu Irula tribal community in Tamil Nadu living on the outskirts of the village lacked access to health facilities. 512 hygiene kits were distributed while conducting handwash and hygiene education to these families
Worli, Mumbai, Maharashtra On-duty traffic policemen, who are working day and night to ensure citizens follow the lock-down, are putting themselves at risks with shortage of proper safety gear. 5385 Safety kits consisting of N95 masks, 3PL masks and hand sanitizers were provided to Mumbai Traffic Police Department of Greater Mumbai, Worli.
Panvel, Maharashtra National lockdown has brought affected the construction workers severely as they are stranded at different construction sites with no provision for essential goods. 263 family essential kits were provided to construction workers stranded at Thombarewadi and Poyanje in Panvel, Maharashtra
Mahalaxmi, Mumbai, Maharashtra Families under ‘home quarantine’ are facing shortage of essential goods and daily supplies. 110 Hygiene and family essential kits were distributed to families under ‘home quarantine’ at Mahalaxmi, Mumbai, Maharashtra.

 

Your support will help us reach out to more families in need of hygiene and essential items and enable us create a safety net for the vulnerable families across the country.

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Habitat for Humanity India is in partnership with the Government of Maharashtra. We are also working with 13 other administrations and government agencies at the grassroots level. We are seeking support from our supporters in the following opportunity areas:

State  Location Need Target Community
Delhi Shalimar Village and Haiderpur 4,000 Hygiene Kits  and Family Essential Kits Daily wage laborers, slum dwellers
Wazirpur 10,000 Family Essential Kits Daily wage laborers
Odisha Puri 5,000 Hygiene Kits Daily wage laborers
 Tamil Nadu Chennai, Chengalpattu, Tiruchirappalli (Trichy), Cuddalore, Thiruvarur and Nagapattinam 50,000 Hygiene Kits and Family Essential Kits Irula tribes, city urban slums, rural and city based labour communities
Telangana Hyderabad 10,000 Hygiene Kits and  Family Essential Kits City urban slums, rural and city based labour communities
Andhra Pradesh Visakhapatnam and Guntur 10,000 Hygiene Kits and Family Essential Kits City urban slums, rural and city based labour communities
Maharashtra Mumbai City and Suburbs 25,000 Hygiene Kits and Family Essential Kits City urban slums, and city based hospitals and clinics
Thane
Pune 5,000 Family Essential Kits Waste pickers community
Nagpur 5,000 Family Essential Kits Farmers widows and other distressed women
West Bengal Kolkata and Taldi 20,000 Hygiene Kits and Family Essential Kits City urban slums, rural and city based hospitals and clinics
 Karnataka Bengaluru 20,000 Hygiene Kits and Family Essential Kits City urban, rural and city based hospitals and clinics
 Rajasthan Dholpur 5,000 Hygiene Kits Daily wage laborers
Neemrana 1000 Family Essential Kits Daily wage laborers
Tijara (Alwar) 1000 Hygiene Kits Daily wage laborers

 

 

Each Family Essential Kit costs : INR 2500

Each Hygiene Kit costs: INR  1500

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To support us through CSR, please get in touch with:

Suprita Tambe: supritat@hfhindia.org

Samrat Ganguly: samratg@hfhindia.org