The residents of over 400 slums in Nagpur are living under double threat of no work due to pandemic-induced restrictions and contracting the Coronavirus. The houses are small and congested, so isolation or physical distancing is a far cry. According to the slum dwellers, no income is more serious than getting infected by Coronavirus. They fear dying of starvation more than Covid-19.
Hearing about the plight of people living in one such slum, the youth of a local parish in Diocese of Nagpur took initiative to help its residents with essential items.
They visited this slum and distributed dry rations kits comprising of rice, wheat, oil, dal, salt and essential vegetables to 45 families.
On receiving the kit, a family which has been struggling to put food on the table said with gratitude, “We feel like you were sent by God”.
Through the relentless efforts of Believers Eastern Church dioceses across the nation, hundreds and hundreds of households facing food insecurity and hunger are receiving food and basic necessities to sustain themselves during these unprecedented times.
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