“In necessary things, unity; in doubtful things, liberty; in all things, charity” (Richard Baxter). During an unprecedented global pandemic (COVID-19 outbreak), Maaria M shares the reasons on why she decided to act and help her country in need.
India has been put in lockdown to halt the spread of the coronavirus outbreak. People have been told to stay indoors. For many daily-wage earners, this is a big problem. They won’t be able to feed their families or provide basic necessities.
The reason why we decided to take action now is that India is a country which is already struggling. With a population of 1.37 billion, the Indian government is unable to support it’s people financially. This would lead to mass starvation in many areas of poverty around the country. It is now up to us to help feed those families that are stuck at home without any food to eat or clean water to drink.
Most people do not have access to pensions, sick leave paid leave or any kind of insurance. Many do not have bank accounts, relying on cash/food from donors to meet their daily needs. This is causing much-unemployed anxiety, uncertainty, fear and disruption. As is often the case, people living in hunger and poverty are likely to suffer the most.
What am I doing?
I am raising funds to help those who are going through a difficult time; financially and emotionally. I am asking you all to donate generously to my cause as it would make a big difference. With your money, we will be able to provide food packs. The food pack will contain Rice, Flour, Oil, Sugar, Tea, Lentils Soap, Hand Sanitisers and other basic essential. This will last them for weeks/months. Each food pack is approximately £11.
Why does it matter?
The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic has been stressful and intense for all of us in the past weeks. Especially in a Low-income country such as India, where the majority of people live in poverty. Millions of workers who already suffer from relative poverty are expecting to lose their jobs during this difficult time.
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