Apnalaya COVID-19
Relief Response

Apnalaya's Impact

1
0 Crore

Funds raised

2
0 Lakh

No. of individuals helped

3
0

No. of Households helped

4
0

No. of hospitals provided with beds and equipment

5
0 Relief Measures

Dry rations, sanitary kits, fruits and vegetables, direct cash transfer

Given that M East Ward in Mumbai has the worst human development indicators in the city, the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the people living here quite severely. It was imperative for us to rollout a massive direct-action plan of relief distribution to the people in Shivaji Nagar. Our holistic approach – daily provisions and food materials, fruits and vegetables, added with DBT – ensured that no household was left to fend for itself in the 15 slum clusters were we work.

In Shivaji Nagar

A Consortium to Reach the Unreached
Apnalaya initiated the process of bringing CSOs together to negotiate the challenges effectively. We wanted to work on each other’s strengths and maximise our reach in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, and Thane. In these four months, 13 CSOs have shared information, facilitated getting government passes/police permissions to carry out relief work, helped each other procure supply, and shared relief material with each other. Apnalaya recently raised Rs 1.46 crore for three members of the group to reach relief to the people in need.
Strengthening Hospitals and Health Posts
Continuing its efforts at capacitating government health posts and staff

  • Apnalaya provided curative (infrastructural support and medical equipment, including 30 semi-fowler beds) and preventive (PPE kits) material support worth Rs 47 lakh to three MCGM hospitals (Shatabdi hospital in Chembur, Rajawadi BMC Hospital in Ghatkopar, Municipal hospital in Grant Road) and 15 Health Posts
With MCGM
In addition to 37699 dry ration kits

  • Apnalaya, with the MCGM, distributed a total of 25,729 fruit and vegetable packets in M East Ward, especially in the Containment Zones
  • Within this, we have distributed 2,500 fruit packets in five quarantine centres of M East Ward
  • This initiative has also helped sustain farmer livelihood as the vegetables and fruits have been sourced from 590+ farmers
Community Volunteers Lead the Way
  • Apnalaya’s Community Volunteers have played a critical role in the relief work
  • They helped us with the unloading, packing of material, crowd management, door to door distribution and data collection
  • All volunteers were paid Rs. 300 per day for their work
  • Significantly, we have also got medical insurance for them for a period of one year
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