The Covid-19 pandemic is a social and an economic crisis just as much as it is a health one – its repercussions, severe and far-reaching, are being felt across the world. The series of lockdowns, closure of economic activities, protracted immobility due to gradual opening up, the economic distress was intense. The casual gig workers, vendors, hawkers, maid servants, daily wage earners and many other types of workers faced intense hardship. Their livelihood was at stake.
Grameen Sahara conducted a rapid assessment in the villages and identified areas where the vulnerable families have been provided relief of dry ration and hygiene kits/materials. Joint initiatives with district administration have been taken for conduction awareness camps and supported local Public health Centres towards COVID19 vaccinations in remote areas.
Initiatives have been taken to kick start the livelihood activities which have been affected due to COVID19 lockdown. 1000 families have been provided with Fish seeds towards fishery development. 100 beneficiaries have been supported with Piglets towards livestock rearing. Another 1000 beneficiaries have been supported with horticulture seed support for Nutrition Garden creation.
A total of 17000 families of 73 villages of Kamrup, Goalpara of Assam and 40 villages East Garo Hills districts of Meghalaya have been provided this package.