Help Us Support the COVID Relief Efforts of the Barefoot College Tilonia
The COVID-19 crisis has devastated lives across the globe -- and has been especially brutal for the poor in rural Rajasthan. People from this arid region often migrate to distant cities to find work in order to support their families in times of drought. The lockdown due to COVID-19 this past spring forced these migrant workers to return home, and with transportation shut down, they had to walk. With little food or water, some perished along the way, and those who made it home had little food or money, and no work. Even begging for food or money was not allowed by local authorities.
In this time of crisis, the Barefoot College Tilonia has responded by organizing relief efforts in these rural communities. Food and provisions for families, nutritional supplements for children, soap and face masks are part of the survival kits that the College has been distributing since April 2020.
Our Goal Is to Provide 450,000 Meals
Our fundraising committee aims to raise $30,000 to provide 450,000 meals to families for a month or more.
Food rations are procured and distributed by community support teams from the Barefoot College Tilonia. More than one million men, women and children in the villages in the region surrounding Tilonia will have survived because of the survival kits provided by the Barefoot College Tilonia since last spring.
Each survival kit enables a family of 5 to survive for 15 days at a cost of just $35. The kit includes a dry ration (daily staples of wheat flour, vegetables, basic condiments, locally produced iron supplement), and a sanitary kit (hand sanitizer, reusable masks, and sanitary pads).
To donate in Indian rupees directly to the Barefoot College Tilonia, click here.
To donate in US dollars or other international currencies, select one of the options below.
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