While the world is going through a huge crisis due to COVID-19 the rural communities of India have been greatly affected, none more so than those of Uttar Pradesh of which Anupshahar is one. One of the major challenges faced by our community during this Pandemic is the loss of livelihoods leading to hunger and distress.
Pardada Pardadi Educational Society is reaching out to over 1,50,000 people in over 120 villages in rural Anupshahar. They are primarily dependent on subsistence farming and 80% of the population is below the poverty line according to the World Bank Standards ($1.90 per day) Many of them are daily wage labourers, migrant labours, people with special abilities, elderly and single women.
As the first step in this battle to sustain hope for those in the most desperate need PPES aims to provide food relief and dry ration packs to those who need it. The second phase is the post COVID-19 phase where we plan to help re-start people’s lives and rehabilitate the local communities.