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Lacking food, but not resilience…

Lacking food, but not resilience…

Our Tamil Nadu team first met Vijaya in Cuddalore district when they reached out relief to a family living on just rice and salt. Like most in her village, Vijaya too works as a casual farming labourer on someone else’s land. To make ends meet, she also ran a small tiffin stall which brought her a decent earning.

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Standing with the master weavers of Pochampally

Standing with the master weavers of Pochampally

Who hasn’t heard of Pochampally saree? The saree that has received the Geographical Indication tag for its association with Pochampally in Telangana state, where its made… In this lockdown, these master craftsmen are now left with no work, income, nor food. Goonj local teams reached out to 120 families in Pochampally to provide ration kits and basic essentials to ease their hardship a bit.

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Multiple approaches to revitalize rural Bengal:

Multiple approaches to revitalize rural Bengal:

Bengal is emerging as one of our biggest hub of initiatives in rural India. While in north Bengal our teams are reaching out to farmers to purchase potatoes in bulk and including these in our local ration kits, in Sunderbans, where our teams had earlier (before the lockdown) worked with the communities to plant kitchen gardens,

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Responding to tomato farmers’ desperation in Karnataka:

Responding to tomato farmers’ desperation in Karnataka:

Goonj is buying tomatoes in bulk directly from the farmers of Kolar, adding these and other vegetables to our ration kits in the region. WHY? Kolar in Karnataka is popularly called the “Golden Land” of India – for its mine fields and also for horticultural crops like tomatoes, yielding 4 lakh tons every year. This time of the year tomatoes are supplied all across India and internationally,

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