Covid Relief Work

Covid Relief Work

Ekal Nari Shakti Sansthan (The Organization of Strong Women Alone) distributed dry ration items for COVID-19 relief to people from August 12, 2021 to September 14, 2021 in 33 Blocks, and in 99 Gram Panchayats of 16 Districts of Rajasthan, and in 19 Wards of 2 urban areas. These food items were distributed by Ekal Nari Shakti Sansthan to associated poor widows and other now destitute persons of the area who had been badly affected economically by COVID-19. Also, in the month of August, some Districts were badly affected by monsoon flooding, and in those areas also we distributed relief items to affected Single Women. It was of great help to the suffering Single Women and their families. In the selected Gram Panchayats, we distributed the relief rations to 30 Single Women, although there are more than 30 Single Women members in the Panchayat, but we selected the most needy. This selfless humanitarian relief work has been made possible by the Wipro Foundation (APPI).

Covid Relief Work
 
Distribution of relief rations has been an important way that the Single Women Sansthan has been able to help the women and strengthen the Sansthan.
Covid Relief Work
  • This distribution of rations relief work, has enabled the Executive Members and the workers to go to the field areas of the others and they have gotten a chance to learn from the work done together
  • The Single Women leaders got the opportunity, in one month of relief work, to travel to 35 Blocks, 99 Panchayats and a couple of city areas and meet all the Single Women members covered, and to understand the actual situation of the work in each area. The area covered by the relief work was 41% of the area covered by the Single Women Sangathan/ Association.
  • Some issues and cases were uncovered during the relief distribution work, which were not known before. For these, the Single Women workers can deal with them in the future.
  • In the course of distributing the rations, the team was able to hold some meetings with the Single Women, and local government elected leaders were contacted.
  • The ration distribution teams were able to distribute pamphlets and explain about COVID-19 vaccination and preventive practices.
  • Because of Covid restrictions and lockdowns, it has been some time since Single Women leaders have had a chance to get together to implement a large community program, and to meet others in the field. Distribution of relief rations gave the Single Women this opportunity, and their self-confidence and enthusiasm for community work increased!
  • In doing this work, the relief teams got the contact phone numbers of the benefitted women which will be useful in future work of monitoring and follow-up.
Covid Relief Work
  • From this help to Single Women, the Sangathan / Association will be stronger, and the participation of Single Women in the panchayat and village meetings will increase.