The spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) is the most serious global health security threat to all human being. As the entire country is in lockdown and the timelines are unpredictable, normal life of every human are at stake at this point. And in addition, community people especially the small and marginal farmers, Agri entrepreneurs, livelihoods of women vendors, transportation of pregnant women and children for routine check-up at health facilities has been severely affected the entire circle, and pushing them back into misery and poverty.
Diya Foundation through its effort and generous support of donor agencies and well-wishers such as Paul Hamlyn Foundation (PHF, London), RCRC Coalition, New Delhi, Centre for Catalysing Change (C3, New Delhi), Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiative (APPI, Bangalore), could successfully serve the rural community through distribution of Rations, Foods, Nutritional Supplements to destitute families, daily labourer, Highway Destitute, Pregnant/Lactating women. In this endeavour Diya could serve a total of 1200 households.
During the covid-19 lockdown Diya in consultation with psychiatrist successfully reached out to patients who are under stress and anxiety, patient with Common Mental Disorder (CMD), Severe Mental Disorder (SMD), Epilepsy etc and distributed medicines at door step. A total of 80 numbers of patients has been covered through these initiatives in the district of Kamrup Rural, Assam.
As a livelihood restoration and support to ultra-poor and labour families focusing households having pregnant and lactating mothers, Diya through the financial assistance of Centre for Catalysing Change propose to develop Nutrition Garden in their homestead land. The program focuses to enhance health of pregnant and lactating mothers through cultivating high value nutrition content vegetables primarily for consumption. The program also focuses to support Cash for work for the families who are engaged in the program.
Diya look forward to serve meaningfully to the young migrant returnees returned during Covid-19 lockdown for restoration of their livelihoods through supporting them in agri. and allied intervention as well as small enterprises. Through the generous support of Paul Hamlyn Foundation Diya intend to cover at least 100 numbers of young migrants within one year across three development blocks i.e. Chhaygaon, Chayani Barduar and Rani Development Block of Kamrup Rural District of Assam.