Nepal - Reaching Out During COVID Lockdown

The COVID-19 pandemic has completely changed our lives. These are truly unprecedented times that have affected the nation’s healthcare systems, leaving people at the risk of exposure and adding livelihood challenges for many, especially the migrant workers.

Looking at the problems that made people’s lives hard, NJSI distributed relief packages to the families living in different places. So far a total of 886 Families were provided with relief packages, and our target remains more than 1000.

282 Families who are socially unprivileged, single women families, refugees and those who belong to the Dalit community from Namobhuddha Municipality and Mandandeupur Municipality, Kavre were provided with the packages consisting of Rice, Soya bean, Salt, oil and soaps.

In Collaboration With Bright Star Society, NJSI provided relief to 182 Families with the package consisting of Rice, Beaten rice, lentils, red beans, soap, biscuits, soap, tea, salt, oil, flour etc. for the people living in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Kavrepalanchowk and Sindhupalchowk. NJSI also gave Masks and Pen-drive Radios for recording classes as educational support to 81 visually challenged students during the lockdown. And in collaboration with Maiti Nepal, NJSI provided relief to 33 Women who lost their jobs from restaurants shutdown due to lockdown, including monetary support of Rs.2000 each.

A sum of 281 Families from bhumikasthan municipality, Arghakhanchi (In Collaboration with St. Xavier’s College, Maitighar and SCN sister’s) and 51 families from Barhabise Municipality, Sindhupalchowk received the relief food packages and 100 units of PPE Kits were given to the volunteers and health workers in Arghakhanchi. The Beneficiaries consisted of families dependent on remittance from foreign country, socially unprivileged, differently able and single women.

In collaboration with St. Xavier’s School Godawari 47 daily wage workers in Godawari received the relief food packages. Moreover 10 very poor families in Khokana also received relief materials from NJSI. NJSI Thank Xavier Network and Caritas Italy for the financial support for these interventions.
Source: www.njsi.org.np