Shuddhi, a non-profit based in Delhi have been offering food to thousands of migrants returning home despite the lockdown
People forced to walk despite the lockdown
The deadly coronavirus has displaces thousands of people who were doing odd jobs for livelihood in various parts of the country.
Most severely impacted are the daily wage labourers who are left with no alternative but to return to their native places after left with no work and food for days. Scenes of people walking back to their houses for several kilometres from metropolitan cities are common despite the lockdown. They are hungry and tired but still muster the courage to reach to their destination. The respective governments are yet to offer any food and shelter to them.
Volunteers of Shuddhi offering food to migrants
In such testing times, Shuddhi, a Delhi based non-profit have been offering packed food, water and other items to these travellers on foot. Over 100 volunteers of Shuddhi spread across Delhi and Mumbai have been distributing food packets, vegetables and other essentials to people marching on foot, “It’s really a pity to see people walking for several days along with their children without food and water because they have no money left with them. We decided to serve them. We have distributed food items to over 2000 such people in Delhi and Mumbai which include dal chawal, juice and other items,” said Saurabh Gupta, founder of Shuddhi.
Distributing essentials to people in slums and living on streets
Besides, Shuddhi has been actively involved in reaching out to the people even before the lockdown. The non-profit distributed hand sanitizers, face masks and food to people living on streets in Delhi and Mumbai. The volunteers also went to the slums to distribute these items after the lockdown. Nearly 2500 people in both the cities have been benefitted by their efforts, “We also have over 3000 partner non-profits across the country whom we are giving all possible help including cash to help people during coronavirus,” added Saurabh.
Shuddhi has been collecting donations from the generous donors to fund the expenses.
Shuddhi is a non-profit organization that was founded in 2014 by Saurabh to work for poor and destitute by giving food to them, laptops to poor students. They also work in water sector and animal welfare.
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