COVID-19 pandemic has engulfed the entire world. In India, about 400 million workers in the informal economy are at the risk of falling deeper into poverty during this crisis. 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.
To date, Habitat for Humanity has served over 6,00,000 individuals by providing them with hygiene kits, family essential kits, conditional cash transfers, behavior change communication, and setting up Habitat Care Centres. We have reached out to the migrant workers, commercial sex workers, daily wage earners, people living with disability, adivasis, and other vulnerable communities.
Our Pathways to Permanence strategy aims to place the families affected by the COVID-19 induced lockdown on a path to a durable housing and housing eco-system related solutions in a phase-wise manner. In phase 1, Habitat India is providing immediate relief to people. In phase 2, Habitat will create a safety-net for vulnerable and marginalized families required to transition out of the Covid-19 pandemic. In phase 3, Habitat will build housing and housing eco-system related solutions for families.
Co-Founder and Managing Director
Hiranandani Group of Companies
Chief Innovation Officer, Head of CSR, Chief of Human Resources
Country Head, India
CIPA S.A.S. (France)
Habitat for Humanity India