Beneficiary’s note

Deepa- Dry waste sorting staff in DWCC, Udupi

We are all uneducated waste workers and sorting dry waste is the only source of income for us. Because of the lock down, there was no work to do and hence we didn't have money to buy ration. Saahas helped us with the ration kit and Rs 1000 cash which was of great help to us.We thank Saahas for providing help during lock down.

Sundari- Sthree Shakti Group(Self help group), Udupi

As everyone knows, due to covid 19 problem, there are cases wherein people are noteven getting proper food to eat. In these circumstances Saahas NGO team have come forward to provide Ration and hygiene kit to all our stree shakti group. From all our people we thank SAAHAS for such kind of help offered to us.

Chanda, an informal waste worker in Bhiwandi, Thane

"Our situation is deteriorating as there was no source of income. We have four children and extended family members to take care for. With this support, I will be able to support my family for a couple of days."

Sahabuddin, an informal aggregator from Bhiwandi, Thane

"I had reached out to Saahas to help my workers with ration as I was finding it difficult to support them during the entire lockdown phase. I was also helping a few of my suppliers(Kabadiwalas) due to which I was finding it difficult to sustain the support.  Saahas organized the distribution in a good manner and my workers got all the essential items like rice, atta, salt...etc. Thank you Saahas."

Bharati: Parrot astrologer, Bidar

Lockdown was immediate and we were not prepared to face the lock problems, I was earning money daily basis, due to lockdown, there was no work and no food at home. Children were crying from hunger, they didn't have money to purchase the groceries, Some people were bringing the groceries but they didn't distribute them here. I don't know if they sell it out, Team Saahas distributed 10 kg Rice, 2 kg Dall, 1ltr Oil and Chilli powder. Thanks to Saahas team for helping us in this time.

Lakshman: Waste worker,Bidar

Thanks to the Saahas Team for helping and providing ration to us. After the distribution from Saahas, no one distributed the ration, we are the people who earn money from picking the waste and by selling it, but in the current situation, none of the scrap dealer shops are opened so there is no income. Govt is not providing us facilities.