India is home to a large number of destitute, who can’t live on their own terms and stay bound to limited aspects. In spite of the colossal growth of the country, many people still fight to get basics in everyday life i.e. food, water, clothes, and shelter. As a consequence, large number of low-income families lives in overcrowded, scarce, and risky places that make safe living challenging for them!
COVID-19 Worsened the Situation!
The recent global epidemic (COVID-19) hit such people very hard. No sanitation, ecological hazardous factors, absence of good base, and many such issues were quite common for them. These are generally socially homogenous settlements where unskilled needy live on their own, separated from others, making it difficult for them to achieve a standardized economy.
Innumerable people have been affected due to this infection and some nations are tolerating it both financially and morally. Their economies have been seriously hit; people are particularly tolerant of people who are financially weak. They are facing food shortages; they do not even have the basic important things. They do not have a safe house to call home; they are inadequate to accept the things needed due to this epidemic which has raised the high need. In that case, it’s of little importance to the family’s quality of life, safe living space.
However, on the flip part many semi-government organizations, governmental laws, and even some NGOs are working in this regard. Let us know about some organizations that make homes for needy families and help them survive!
Dera Sacha Sauda Organization
The Dera Sacha Sauda organization is known for welfare works and for the confluence of religions. It is the only organization whose volunteers have built homes for millions of needy families within a few hours. Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan has started this work and this organization also does hundreds of other welfare work as well.
In terms of COVID-19, people sleeping outside are different from living indoors in a separate shelter such as an emergency shelter or other congregation. COVID-19 affects our country in a big way. This made conditions worse. Therefore, Dera Sacha Sauda took this step which made emergency homes for many families for their protection.
Ashray Adhikar Abhiyan (AAA)
AAA campaign addresses the problem of homeless people of Delhi. The AAA estimated that there are approximately 150,000 persons in the city of Delhi. In 2001, Delhi’s AAA chief indicated 53,765 persons to rest in roadside, ashrams, open parks.
The AAA is working with the Delhi government which collaborates with the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB). During winter, it operates additional unholy safe houses in port lodges, structures, or tents. These shelters have been given by the government. Currently, the AAA operates 26 shelters (24×7). Regarding this, they can help in detecting medical emergencies, intervene in cases of police atrocities, invite, assist the homeless people, and have immediate basic needs in winter such as blankets and/or clothing.
Sri Mathrudevi Vishwashanthi Ashram Trust (SMVA Trust) is registered as a non-governmental organization (NGO) in a familiar position with the United Nations Department of Public Information and is effectively involved in proposing the most common SDGs – Sustainable Development Goals.
The SMVA Trust has developed around 500 homes free of cost to the needy. With a free home, residents currently have more money to buy basic things without a medical insurance plan. With an open heart, mind, and amazing help the Trust appreciates the Joy of Giving which benefits the less fortunate.
YWCA of Delhi
Well, every organization tries its best. But the YWCA is running a number of shelter home services, which are subdivided by women, children, needy people (disabled, low-income, etc.). Their aim is to provide security, education, medical and food facilities, and 24 * 7 support to the people. On 11 February 2011, the Honorable Minister of Social Welfare Delhi inaugurated the facility.
While in the epidemic, according to the YWCA, many people and families were on the road. The YWCA is looking for similar families to whom they can provide houses.
Narayan Seva Sansthan
Narayan Seva Sansthan is also playing a role in preparing destitute and needy people with day-to-day food and essential things in their everyday life. Well, it is the core of the welfare work of any NGOs, they are serving in all fields to give their best cure.
During the COVID- 19, Isolation services are trying to get people to think about how this infection spreads and the whole world is on its knees. We are trying to motivate people to see how defensive they are, so the practice of sanitization and social distancing is important.
In this terrible time, NGOs are giving a great effort and at the same time, the government is also doing its best. A better life comes when those we have are willing to make little sacrifices in order to leave a lasting impression on the deprived families and children trapped in the cycle of dependence. Therefore, together we trust that NGOs will influence many people and change direction for families, women, and needy people.
There can be no greater gift to help, especially, when the person has no hope at all.