“We are facing a lot of difficulty to sustain our family. There is no work available to earn any income.”

The havoc created by the pandemic has made life extremely difficult for 32-year old Gora Bai Kodar, who is paralysed from waist down. She lives with her family of four in the village of Pounatha in Chattarpur district of Madhya Pradesh. With everyone suffering the brunt of the lockdown, disabled individuals face greater challenges. Although, her father is a farmer who owns a small piece of land, it proves to be insufficient to meet the family’s needs.

Unable to work herself, she cannot contribute any income, making it all the more difficult for the family to preserve their livelihood. CASA conducted a survey to identify migrant workers residing in Chattarpur district. This survey enabled the volunteers to reach out to Gora Bai.

CASA, under its Covid-19 response programme, distributed dry ration to Gora Bai to help maintain food security for her family. Along with this, she was also provided hygiene kits to maintain proper sanitation practices and prevent the spread of coronavirus. Unable to receive the items herself, CASA volunteers ensured the ration reached her residence.

A small step taken in the direction of helping those in need can go a long way. CASA, in collaboration with partner organisation Abhar, were able to successfully provide aid to many such families of Madhya Pradesh.

The dry ration and hygiene kits can help Gora Bai and her family maintain a livelihood in these challenging times.

-written by Isha Sharma, Intern, Communications