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Updates From the Ground

Not Alone
Centers

Addressing the need for physical distancing for families living in small spaces with basic and essential facilities .

Medical Interventions

Reaching medical devices and medicine kits to frontline workers and families.

Food Kits

Reaching comprehensive ration kits to the remotest parts all across the country.

Face Masks, Cloth Pads

Sanitary Cloth Pads (My Pads)- Making and reaching them to far flung places

Khichri Dhabas

Supporting the roadside eateries and reviving/running kitchens to ensure food security.

Missed-out Communities

Focusing on communities like the differently abled, HIV+, sex workers, devadasis and many more.

Working with Farmers

Procuring excess vegetables and fruits to reach out communities as food and nutrition support .

Supporting Frontline Workers

Reaching PPE kits, oximeters, medicines, masks , gloves and other essentials

Rahat Covid Work

With an in-depth understanding of the diverse needs of the communities, we are responding through our customized approach.
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Work across urban and rural parts of 27 states and UTs of India, in almost 5000 villages
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To reach rural and urban areas Pan-India
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Channelised to local communities through our network.
0+ Ready meals
Reached to communities across rural and urban India
0+ kgs Vegetables & Fruits
Sourced directly from farmers
0 People reached
Through our interventions
0 Face Masks
Made, and under distribution
0 MyPads
Made, and under distribution
Ongoing0 Medical Interventions
PPE kits, Oximeters, Thermometers, Oxygen concentrators and Medicines. We are working on providing these to frontline workers and individuals.

Goonj’s work in 2020

Our Approach

Lens of Rahat Covid

Our phase 1 approach took us on the following path in the pandemic

  • Decentralise, localise, customise

    Catering to the diversity of India, we created partnerships to work with grassroot stakeholders in the rural areas, prioritising the voice and agency of local people.

  • Economic Empowerment and partnerships

    Stakeholders were given vocational training to make masks, and pads in the rural areas to generate livelihood. We bought directly from farmers, to enable their sustenance, and included their produce in our ration kits for DFW initiative.

  • Focus on Missed-out Communities

    Missed-out Communities such as tribals, people with disabilities, sex workers, transgender, devadasis etc. are oftentimes struggling for survival. We focused on these communities to ensure that they were not left behind during the same.

Valuing Values: Changing The Lens & Language

Read our Dignity Diaries

Stories From the Field

Stories

Media

In Conversation

The Reality of Remote Areas in India & What can we do about it.

Demystifying COVID: Indian context and what role we can play

Our Partners

FAQ

Kindly note, we do not have the know-how and these resources at our disposal, therefore we might not be able to help.

“Thank you for wanting to contribute material to GOONJ. Due to the restrictions imposed in various cities, our offices are also closed as per the guidelines..

You can contribute materials, along with other essentials at any of our nearest offices once the restrictions are lifted. Refer https://goonj.org/our-offices/ for our offices, where you can send your material contributions throughout the year. Do call up the numbers given before planning your visit. Alternatively you can visit once the restrictions are lifted..”

“With the country bearing witness to the second wave of Covid and one of the most serious health crises of all times, it is time to step up and come forward to pitch in wherever we can.

As a continuation of our Covid work from last year, this year, apart from working on large scale food distribution, provision of other essentials and livelihood generation, we are widening our interventions for sometime by includng PPE kits, oxygen cylinders, masks, and other support through direct cash transfers or otherwise.

You can contribute to Goonj here – https://goonj.org/donate/ ; Feel free to write back to us on [email protected] for any further queries..”

“As a continuation of our Covid work from last year, this year, apart from working on large scale food distribution, provision of other essentials and livelihood generation, we are widening our interventions for sometime by includng PPE kits, oxygen cylinders, masks, and other support through direct cash transfers or otherwise.

Also post Covid, hygiene and nutrition has become all the more important. Thus as and when the stuation on ground normalises our focus will be to work large-scale around water, sanitation, hygiene and to promote kitchen gardens etc. Our strategies, plan of action, and way forward can be foun dhere – https://goonj.org/support-covid-19-affected/ . Also sharing a brief video that captures Goonj’s learning from last year – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pbxrgeeCLE “

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