After over 90 days of lockdown, the grinding halt of the economy has affected children living in the Mumbai slums immensely. Limited food at home, stuck inside their crowded homes and no end in sight. No room to play or meet friends or even understand the pandemic in full.
KCA has committed to providing emergency supplies to 3,600 children in 1,200 families in the Bhiwandi and Yerawada slums, India. With the support of Saahasee, KCA’s long-standing partner in India, KCA is delivering emergency food supplies to the most vulnerable children.
For $30: a family living in a slum receives essential food products for one month.
Availability and access to water, sanitation and hygiene services is fundamental to fighting the virus and preserving health and well-being. “The impacts of COVID-19 could be considerably higher on the urban poor living in slums, who don’t have access to clean water.” said a UN Expert. In addition, the lack of proper food, clean water and basic sanitation stressed people’s mental health and even adversely affected their wellbeing. Children’s growth is seriously affected in that situation.
Your support is critical:
With your contribution we will ensure: - Families have food to survive through the COVID-19 pandemic. - Children’s mental health and wellbeing.
Without our amazing partners and supporters, KCA wouldn't be able to make this possible.
Saahasee works in the urban slum areas on the outskirts of Mumbai and has run numerous successful interventions with active drug users, including interventions related to TB and HIV. Saahasee has also built a robust community-based organization led by women from the community and helps them to establish Self Help Groups to access credit and to learn about financial management and savings and loans. Team Saahasee also runs the ‘Fit for the Future’ project that offers vocational training courses for young people in the community to improve their career opportunities.