4th phase of relief support to the most vulnerable people affected by Covid-19 lock down in Pudukkottai district
The 4th phase of relief support to the most vulnerable people impacted by Covid-19 was organized on 13th June 2020 in 4 panchayats of Kunnandarkoil Block, Kulathur Taluk of Pudukkottai district by Kudumbam. The panchayats are:
In each of the above panchayat, 50 most vulnerable people were identified by the Joint Liability Group along with the facilitation of Kudumbam field team. In total, 200 people have been benefited with the relief support. A relief pack consists of 17 essential dry ration materials, including 5 Kgs of rice, pulses, spices, oil, along with hand washing soap, Kabasurakudineer, an immunity booster prepared with the combination of 16 herbs and face mask has been distributed to the identified beneficiaries.
In all the places, in the presence of local panchayats presidents the distribution of relief kit of essential food materials along with sanitary and health kits, started with the Kudumbam team members and the beneficiaries were made to assemble with social distancing. A team of youth volunteers who have associated with Kudumbam in the past years especially when Kudumbam was established (in 1982- Mr. Peter, Mr. Balraj and Mr. Xavier ) also joined hands in organizing the event.
The presence of Ms. Jayashree, the District Development Manager, NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development as special guest both in Puliyur and T. Keelaiyur panchayat was much appreciated. In her speech with the appreciation of Kudumbam’s team effort, she highlighted the special packages of schemes announced by the State, for agriculture and allied entrepreneurial activities, availability of schemes which have subsidies, loan support and insurance coverage and the improvement of family income by properly availing these schemes.
Mr. Oswald Quintal and Team members of Kudumbam highlighted the importance people’s co-operation and support in safe guarding every individual and the community against the pandemic by maintaining personal hygiene, social distancing, and avoiding big gatherings and protect themselves by wearing face masks.
The beneficiaries, apart from relief materials have also been provided with nutritious pulses like chenna and herbal Kabasurakudineer to get immunity over the virus.
On behalf of the beneficiaries, the local panchayat presidents welcomed, thanked and appreciated Kudumbam and the special invitees for organizing such initiative in the time of their need.
With the generous support of people like you, so far, we were able to reach around 1047 people in the last 4 stages of relief support started in the first week of April 2020. We have to reach more than 3000 most vulnerable people in 81 panchayats of both Pudukkottai and Nagappatinam district in June, July and August with a target of 1000 most vulnerable people per month. We hope that we could mobilize support for the remaining people with your all support and cooperation.