61% of Mirpur’s Baunya-Badh’s residents are low income workers living in tin sheds in conjested clusters. They earn their livelihoods through hard physical labour such as pulling rickshaws, masonry, construction. With the lockdown in place, many families with only one source of income, are forced to choose between hunger and the danger of venturing out to seek work. Workers that live hand-to-mouth will now have to skip meals to survive. As per the Government of Bangladesh estimation the medium income of a family of 4 is BDT 7500 to cover most of their daily expenses.
THE STAY HOME FUND
Your donation will go directly to the most vulnerable families in Baunya-Badh slum to cover their monthly costs of food, cleaning supplies and medicine. We have identified those who are in dire need of financial support to cover basic needs. These are big families headed by women with only one earning member who is unable to work due to the lockdown. Our goal is to be their lifeline in the next 3 months (April, May, June) by guaranteeing 7500 BDT per month so they can meet immediate basic needs and stay safe at home, practicing social distancing to limit the spread of Covid-19.
WHY BAUNYA – BADH?
TDH Italia has been running an education and adolescent empowerment program in this community alongside local partner ARBAN since 1994, serving around 5,000 households. Over the last 26 years of work, they have created a network of trust and an in-depth knowledge of the needs of the community. Moreover, they have created a mobile network of teenage girls through the ‘Jukta Hoe Mukta (JHM) – United We Stand’ project. As a result, they are able to reach out to a total of 2,000 girls through mobile phones. The girls are sending us daily updates on the situation in the slum to keep us up to date.
HerStory Foundation has been running the Incredible Read-Aloud program in the adolescent club and working on creating a career counselling program for the members, to give them an advantage in the future. TDH Italia and HerStory Foundation have partnered to raise funds for the community they know, serve, and care for.
|HANDWASH FUND 1000 BDT
will cover the basic hygiene needs of a family for a month
|FOOD FUND 1500 BDT
will cover the basic food needs of a family of 5 for a month
|MEDICARE FUND 2000 BDT
will cover the basic medical needs of a family for a month
|SHELTER FUND 3000 BDT
You must have a home to stay at home. This covers rent.
|STAY HOME FUND 7500 BDT
Covers the many costs of a 5 member family as they
stay safe and home.
Iole Valentina Lucchese
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