COVID-19 lockdown has severely impacted the lives of the poor in India, especially all those families belonging to Below Poverty Line (families whose income is below Rs.150 per day) in the villages of our target areas have been massively impacted. All of them are daily wagers and landless farm laborers. No jobs, no income, and no means to have access to food now. Most of the population in the villages of this particular target areas fall under the category of socially excluded and marginalized segments (living in the lower part of the Caste Pyramid in India: Scheduled Caste) of society.
They are marginalized on a daily basis in terms of education, employment, accessibility to opportunities. Under the banner of COVID-19 lockdown, it has become too worse: their livelihood activities have been totally shut down and many people are starving to death. In such a scenario, pregnant women in their families face extreme hardship and difficulty as they do not have access to proper meals a day- Nutrition rich food is out of the question.
All those pregnant women who cannot consume nutrition-rich food are susceptible to delivering low birth weight children who may grow into mentally retarded, physically challenged, and children with low immunity. They are also susceptible to High Blood Pressure, Pre-term labor, anemia (low hemoglobin), miscarriage, etc.
In order to help them have safe pregnancy and motherhood, we are going to provide them with iron-enriched, vitamin-enriched, and other essential nutrients - loaded vegetables and fruits on a weekly basis. Freshly harvested iron and vitamins rich vegetables like Greens, Drumstick, Beans, Carrot, raisins, spinach, potatoes, etc., will be given free of cost to all those 200 pregnant women. Additionally, Date fruits, Gooseberry and Lime fruits also will be home delivered. Therefore, all those 200 very poor pregnant women will have regular access to highly nutritious food. Their nutrition status will increase and they will be free from anemia and other immune problems. Our initiative will help them deliver healthy babies with the right birth weight and immunity.
Budget:- 20 $ Per Month /Per one pregnant women X 1000 pregnant women=20000$ per monthX12 Months=240,000$
47,south street, Near IOB, Thiruthuraipoondi, TN / Tamil Nadu 614713, IN
Providing community based care and support system to the needy: ensuring their access to skills and opportunities to attain dignified economic and social status in the community.
Bharathamatha Family Welfare Foundation (formerly known as Bharathamatha Women’s Awareness Center) was founded in the year 1989 by Mr. Edaiyoor R.V. Manimaran, a disciple of "Boomithana Vallal" R.V. Rahavan. R.V. Rahavan was a disciple of Shri. Vinoba Bhave. Even after free distribution (Boomi Dhan) of lands to poor people, the poor continued to suffer due to poor knowledge and access to financial services. Bharathamatha Family Welfare Foundation decided to help these people sustain the benefits they have gotten and improve them socially, economically and culturally.
For more than 28 years, Bharathamatha Foundation has been helping the poor and marginalized communities have access to financial, technical and institutional support in order to improve and strengthen their livelihood opportunities. Bharathamatha Family Welfare Foundation presently works with 21 private and public development aid agencies to reach out to 92,000 households in Thiruvarur, Nagapattinam, and Thanjavur Districts of Tamil Nadu, further Bharathamatha works for the welfare of the children, women and marginalized communities in 870 villages. Bharathamatha Family Welfare Foundation was at the forefront in helping the families affected by Tsunami (24th December 2004) by providing relief materials to the badly affected people besides coordinating with and supporting various relief agencies to deliver their services to numerous coastal communities. Bharathamatha provided relief services to 8,000 households in 21 Tsunami affected villages.
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47,south streetNear IOBThiruthuraipoondiThiruthuraipoondi, TN / Tamil Nadu614713India