Covid 19, an unprecedented disaster unfolding in India and globally as well, is a call for mankind to re-think, introspect, re-set ourselves to respond to this massive crisis and beyond.
The biggest impact is emerging on a very large number of daily wagers, migrant workers who are out of jobs, and are going back to their villages. A lot of them are also stuck in the cities with hardly any resources..
Apart from reaching out to people as per situations and regulations right now, Goonj is gearing up for the aftermath of this pandemic, to provide support and sustenance to the people across Pan India who will be facing the biggest distress in the coming times.
Goonj plans to address the material needs of these families by reaching out with comprehensive family kit of essentials- largely dry ration, personal care material to the affected communities and plans to stabilize them through one of its time tested Vaapsi initiative (Restoring livelihood). An approach adopted post disaster which not only gives a meaningful employment locally but also makes a dent on forced migration. We will also be reaching out with Vaapsi initiative kits to support rural/local livelihood to people across low income group in rural/urban India affected by this disaster.