Since the lockdown has been started many people across India are facing various problems. Loss of jobs and simultaneously lack of money and starvation are some of the most basic problems that have been reported.
In India, many NGOs and individuals are working continuously for the past 2 months to make sure that people get all their basic needs in this tough time. Among them is the Kerala-based Divyang Foundation Trust (DFT), an NGO that works to empower differently-abled women and children.
In this ongoing lockdown, many people with disabilities and especially differently-abled women who work daily and earn money to feed their families, are not able to buy any necessary products or even groceries due to lack of money.
In some cases, these women are dependent on kind-hearted people who can help them out. But because of the lockdown, there is no support on time.
DFT has lent a helping hand in this battle against Coronavirus. In the past one and half months, over 20 women and children with disabilities living Kozhikode and nearby areas have been helped with grocery kits by the NGO which include items like oil, rice, and vegetables.
The Founder of the Divyang Foundation Trust, Prajith Jaipal said, "Unfortunately, we couldn’t cover a bigger area because of the lack of transport facilities. But the police were extremely cooperative with us. They were not hesitant to lend us a helping hand to reach out to a few people living in rural areas. I went personally to some of the homes meanwhile the other places were covered by our volunteers."
A wheelchair user and DFT volunteer, Remya Ganesh said, when she was handling grocery kits to the differently-abled women, the smiles given by each woman to her was just a payback to all the trouble that had been taking by her to reach to their homes. She feels so blessed to be part of DFT. She is looking forward to reaching out to more and more needy people.
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