These are not mere statistics, but an insight on how we have impacted lives!
- We have spread awareness about the coronavirus in over 280 villages.
- We have fed over 10 lakh people during the pandemic era.
- We have sent over 4720 daily wagers back home.
- We have provided economic rehabilitation to over 316 daily wagers who have returned to their native places.
- We have touched the lives of 1891 students with our online programmes.
- Our mobile clinics are providing a one-stop help to those villagers who are not able to reach hospitals for treatment.
Who are we?
For us, we are not doing anything extraordinary. We are only giving love and consideration back to our fellow beings. We are Aahwahan Foundation - an NGO involved in promoting sustainable welfare of the economically backward sections of the society.
Since our inception in 2009, we have come up with several innovative and scalable ideas to spread goodness among the underprivileged sections of the society. Be it those who are economically and educationally backward, or those who are not privy to mainstream amenities because they reside in remote areas. Our five-pronged, Pan-India approach spreads across education, women empowerment, health, environment and community development.
Even before our esteemed Prime Minister spoke about building an ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’, we were already committed to the cause and making the head start!
What are we doing for our fellow Indians?
Our relentless efforts were to make health, hygiene and medication available to all through our mobile clinics. We also supported women empowerment by identifying talent among women of the weaker section, along with those who had the desire to uplift their families economically. We helped them hone their skills and provided them with training to start mini entrepreneurship and cottage industries.
Our work didn’t just stop there. We were cleaning beaches, restoring abandoned ponds and lakes and building smart villages. While we received groundbreaking results and international recognition, we always felt we had more lives to enrich!
That objective of touching infinite lives with our compassion and expertise saw the light when we realized the danger coronavirus posed on our country. Especially, to those who neither understood the danger they were in; nor did they have the resources to keep themselves safe! We went door-to-door, village-to-village spreading awareness about the coronavirus even before the nationwide lockdown. Not only that, but we also distributed masks and sanitizers. Our mobile clinics have become a lifesaver for many expecting mothers and sick patients. In the lockdown, we are trying to provide medicines to blood pressure patients, diabetics and those who need daily medication.
Then we found that many daily wagers were stranded away from home. Their lives were at risk with the pandemic getting deadlier by the day. We arranged a flight from Mumbai to Ranchi and sent back 390 people after conducting their COVID Tests and taking care of their necessary paperwork. We sent 3700 daily wagers home on buses and 630 people by train! Those who have returned to their villages but have not been able to find themselves a job, we are training them in animal husbandry and vegetable farming.
We have distributed cooked food packets to over 5 lakh people and grocery kits to those who were hesitant to take cooked food. In all, we have fed over 10 lakh people and counting!
We are trying to make education available to government school students across the country by providing online (live) classes.
Why do we need your help?
In our endeavour to serve our nation, our volunteers have gone all out. Many have even contracted the virus, yet we have not given up. We have provided all the services mentioned above, free of cost.
Our initiative has cost us over 10 lakh already. The expenses are only going to increase as we have so many more lives to enhance!
Our team consists of unsung heroes, unheard of, in the news. The reason is we are choosing to use the funds we have on spreading joy rather than advertising our reach. We know we have much to do and we can get there only if you help.
Therefore, dear friends and patrons, please lend us your support by donating to our fundraiser. We are impacting lives. We will not stop, until we have made a difference to everyone we know needs help. So, be a giver. Enrich a life. Donate now!