The current crisis is affecting the poorest people most acutely, in India as elsewhere. Meera is one of those whom Seva Mandir’s relief efforts are helping.
Just a few months ago, Meera’s mother died. She had been living under her daughter’s care for many years, relying on her for every need. Meera’s husband died 25 years ago, and, aside from her responsibilities as a full-time carer, she also worked as a daily wage labourer.
When the Covid-19 lockdown started, Meera’s only means of earning an income was abruptly cut off. She didn’t know how she was going to survive. Her only support network was her local Self-Help Group – a women’s group created and facilitated by Seva Mandir. Aware of her situation, they told her of Seva Mandir’s Covid-19 relief efforts.
Seva Mandir is distributing vital hygiene, food and agricultural kits to the neediest people in Udaipur and Rajsamand districts of southern Rajasthan. Each kit is enough for 5 people and can last 2 weeks.
‘My situation was already so bad, I did not think it could get any worse – and then it did,’ Meera explains. ‘I found myself with nothing and no way of making any money. But then the relief kits came, and suddenly I feel as if my own family is here to help.’
If you would like to help Seva Mandir provide relief to others like Meera, you can donate here. You can read more about the crisis as it affects Seva Mandir’s work area, and its efforts to help those in need.