Mumbai, June 2020: With people staying home, markets shutting down, and transportation at a standstill the lockdown has hit daily wage workers the toughest. To help this most vulnerable community of India, ThinkSharp Foundation steps in and initiated COVID-19 Relief Fund along with Milaap Crowdfunding, Southeast Asia’s largest online crowdfunding platform, for migratory workers who are still struggling even after reaching their native villages.
Today, the migratory worker’s community in India find themselves in an extremely tragic circumstance as the country remains in lockdown. While India fights to curb the spread of the virus, the migrant workers who have returned to their families with limited resources or no cash and other essentials. The future of the daily wage workers community, which relies completely on their per day work, is at great risk.
At this critical time ThinkSharp Foundation, a non-profit organization has extended its hand to the society and thus launched a crowdfunding drive through Milaap Crowdfunding. To help and support the migratory workers in Maharashtra by providing them essential items like dry ration kits, and direct money transfer. In just 1 month the foundation has helped approximately 250 family members from different villages of Beed, Latur, Washim, and Jalgaon districts in Maharashtra.
Speaking on the impact of a pandemic on the livelihood of over 4o million migrants across India, Santosh Phad, Founder ThinkSharp Foundation said “During this pandemic, we marginal people are lucky to sit at home and make new dishes every day, learn new skills but this is not the same case with maximum people especially daily wage workers, micro-entrepreneurs, small farmers from rural and tribal areas. They are waiting for their one meal for the day. We at ThinkSharp Foundation are doing our bit towards the society by helping these communities at this critical time. It is our duty to come together for the Covid-19 pandemic impacted families. It’s time to “Give Back to Society“.
The foundation is resolute to raise at least Rs. 5 lakh donations for the COVID -19 impacted families from rural areas in 60 days. Till now, the NGO has been successful in raising donations of Rs 1.5 lakh. The NGO is also appealing for people to donate and help the distressed community because, for migrant laborers, coronavirus is not an immediate threat but starvation is.