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My Story: “Frankly Speaking, The Doctor’s Statement Made Me Have Very Little Hope”

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 ” On 6th May 2017, I was returning from my office at around 11 pm. I saw someone at the corner of Nerul Bridge. I stopped my car to check. I found two badly injured young boys who have met with a bike accident. I reversed my car and blocked the way and asked help from other vehicles passing from there.

 

There were no street lights.  One tempo stopped there, and with the help of the driver and two other people who have stopped there (I don’t remember their names exactly), we immediately took those kids to DY Patil Hospital.

They were unconscious, and their condition was really critical. The doctor said that out of those two children, the elder one had minimum chances of survival. We could call their parents as one of the kid’s cell was not password-protected. After their parents arrived, we decided to take them to the KEM Hospital. It was one tough night. Frankly speaking, the doctor’s statement made me have very little hope for them. I left the hospital after some time. Amidst the rush and commotion, I forgot to save the contact numbers of their parents, so I was not able to take any further update.

Five months later, I got a call from their father Mr Desai (he had noted down my number that day). He called me home to meet. When I asked about the children, he told that both of them are fit now. It was a moment which I can’t express in words.

I went to meet them on New Year’s day. It was a very emotional meet. I have no words to express the moment. After meeting them, I had a big relief and realised that small acts could make a big difference in anyone’s life.

Their names are Vaishnav Desai and Vinay Desai. I wished them all the best for their future. God Bless them.

My request to all is that “Please help if you find anyone who has met with an accident or facing any problem. Your small kindness can save someone’s life. Someday we may be the victims. Spread the word about your good work and keep helping.” 

– Deepak Singh

#HumanityFirst #ValueForLife

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Goonj Is Working With 1000’s Of Volunteers & Partner NGOs To Provide Covid-19 Relief In 18 States

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With the extension of the lockdown the crisis of migrant labourers and daily wagers has just grown bigger due to uncertainty and fear of future. In the migrant colonies, slums and for people in the villages hunger and desperation is building up day by day. This is high time we step up our efforts to support our people who are in dire need of food and hygiene essentials to survive the pandemic, Covid-19.

After the India-wide lockdown, a lot of jobless migrant workers are stuck in cities with hardly any resources while many started retreating back to their villages. With the loss of livelihoods, a large number of them are now struggling to support their families.

Goonj activated its pan India teams and a pan India network of partner organizations and volunteers in urban and rural India. This network, built over the last two decades, helps them learn from the ground, reach material quickly and review and adapt strategy periodically. Intensifying this network has helped Goonj reach and start work across 17produced states/UT in the last three weeks.
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Goonj’s focus: 

Majority of the Covid-19 relief work by non profits right now is in the metros and cities but Goonj is the only non profit that is also simultaneously focusing on the people in the villages and the ones stuck on highways or somewhere.

Goonj is targeting daily wagers, migrants and other vulnerable groups, who even traditionally are left out like the disabled, sex workers, LGBTQ community.

“COVID-19 is a crisis, yes…But, it’s also an opportunity for us to build the society anew. Not ‘for’ the people…but, ‘with’ the people. And in the process, we will build ourselves too.” – Anshu Gupta, Founder-Director, Goonj.

Direct Monetary and Material Transfer

Wherever Goonj got the permission to open their centres for packing and disbursement of relief material kits, they are creating a kit consisting of 20-30 kgs material including dry rations, masks, sanitary pads and other hygiene material and reaching them to people, as per needs and as per regulations with all safety precautions. This kit will help a family survive for 30 days.

Information till 10th April 2020:

  • Distributed 15,100 ration kits reaching thousands of people
  • Reached 17,700 families
  • Supporting 12 community kitchen across India with 16,600kgs of ration
  • 77,800 food packets provided to migrant laborers and daily wagers walking on the roads across the country.
  • Provided direct financial support to 32 organisations
  • Made 42,800 cloth face masks
  • 24,900 cloth sanitary napkins produced
  • Produced 1500 litres of organic sanitiser

In Goonj’s processing centers its trained team of women are making cloth face masks and cloth sanitary pads (MY-Pads), keeping all the precautions and with the permission and cooperation of the local authorities.

In this lock-down phase if you are facing any difficulty getting sanitary pads or you are running out of stock, here’s a detailed but very simple process of making Cloth Pads at home created by Goonj. “This is how we make Goonj MY Pads.” This is how our mothers and grandmothers turned their spare cloth into pads.

This disaster, unlike any other, is unprecedented in its scale and impact and that’s why we all must do our bit with Goonj to continue its relief work for millions of people in this still unfolding long-tailed disaster.

The need is huge.. We are there.. Need You too !!

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