Mahila Saksham Foundation-A Helping Hand
DIGITAL SUPPLY CHAIN INNOVATION IN FEEDING THE DAILY WAGE LABOURERS BY MAHILA SAKSHAM FOUNDATION NGO
Mahila Saksham Foundation-A Helping Hand began as an organization that recognized the economic potential in gender equality. And worked towards it with the dual aim of financial inclusion in the Indian banking system, along with 100 % employability for the women of the Mahila Saksham Training and Mentorship Center via vocational skills training and by partnering with potential employers. Founded by Aishwarya Ganji, a Mumbai based Social Entrepreneur.
However, in lieu of the recent pandemic that has stalled their primary project, they have decided to to stand up in the dire hour of need and in solidarity with humanity to fight for the voiceless. In doing so, they have teamed up with an already established Trust namely the M.T.M Group – which works for the upliftment of the poor in disadvantaged areas of Maharashtra.
Their initiative “Ration for ALL” urges contributors to donate money directly for the cause of empowering the daily migrant workers in buying groceries, daily utilities a.k.a ration themselves. A lot of these workers come from neighbouring states such as Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and more.
Ration for all CampaignA donation of RS. 1,000 can help for family of 3 migrant laborers— 5 KG rice, 1 KG Daal, 1 L Oil, Biscuits, 1 KG onions, 1 KG potatoes, and some vegetables This will help them survive for 10 days until the lockdown period ends.
How to Donate:
Mahila Saksham Foundation accept PayTm only to the number 8169425343 (Sarala), or DM the founder directly for Net Banking details
This amount will be allocated to disadvantaged areas with high concentration of migrant labourers by transferring the payTM account to the local grocer directly.
Moreover their on-ground volunteers powered by the M.T.M Group (A charitable trust). Will make a kit and deliver the same from the grocer to the migrant workers.
After your donation, you will receive a proof of deployment that will include paytm transferred, to the local grocer, ration bought and a video from the migrant labour family receiving the ration, that thanks the donor.
So far, they have been able to help over 1000 families and continue to help more. They have allocated these funds to deploy over 800 KG worth of rice, 225 KG worth of Dal and counting, 275 litres of cooking oil, 300 soaps and 300 detergents in disadvantaged areas such as Versova, Girgaon Goregaon, Jawahar Nagar, Adarsh Nagar, And Lino Road, Andheri West; among others. They have on-ground volunteers that bifurcate ration and distribute it among daily wage labourers in these areas directly.
Aishwarya Ganji believes that the fight against Corona cannot be won with lakhs of people with an empty stomach. Daily wage labourers and migrant labourers have suffered the most economically during the lockdown. It’s very apparent that their potential plight not taken into consideration during policy making. (or the lack thereof). While legislative procedures were put in place. While Mahila Saksham NGO supports social distancing and thinks effective measure to curb the spread of COVID 19.
In lieu of all of these, the “Ration For ALL” Campaign began. With the mission of leaving no migrant or daily wager behind. As India bravely fights the coronavirus
If you wish to contribute, we urge you to follow Mahila Saksham’s handle
@mahilasaksham on Instagram to message them directly and check their work in real-time, or simply
E-mail at email@example.com