This global crisis is about much more than healthcare.
In India, communities were put on lockdown with just four hours notice, leaving them no time to prepare. The 80% of India’s 471-million-strong labor force working in the informal sector immediately lost their livelihoods. With no savings, their first concern is not the virus, it is finding a way to feed their children.
“‘What should I do?’ Ruhul Amin, a 28-year-old construction worker from West Bengal State, said when asked about contracting the virus. ‘I know I’m coming in contact with others, I know I am at risk. But this is about survival.’” (LA Times Article)
GoPhil partners like AVANI are working around the clock to support the most vulnerable members of society in India: migrants, homeless women, children living on the streets, and survivors of abuse. AVANI shelters are currently overrun with people in need of food and a safe place to sleep.