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Elena and her husband Hobard have eight children. They are all living at home during the COVID-19 crisis and together they're making it.
Her husband's business was put on hold. Her son had a serious accident. The emergency cash they received was an answered prayer.
Thousands of migrant labor workers have been out of work since June 1st. When it is impossible to earn an income, emergency cash is literally a life saver.
Rijayi Dev's family lives in Nawada, Bihar. She is a daily wage laborer who has been locked out of work during the lockdown, with no income. Small donations are a huge help.
The covid-19 pandemic has affected marginalized rural artisans in Nawada Bihar in unprecedented ways. The lockdown means they have completely stopped earning their livelihood, leading to a sudden and devastating destruction of their business.
The economic crisis has forced scores of migrant workers to return home with no source of income and no one to fall back on. $41 would provide for one family's needs for an entire month.
Forced by India's lockdown to return home with no income, Dhaneshwar has TEN people in his family, and they are all sleeping hungry. He, and countless families like him, urgently need help.
The series, which explores how the business and development sectors are responding to the pandemic, discusses the power of local women and our innovative social capital model for rural financial inclusion in India during COVID-19.
As the authors say, "Grameen Foundation and its subsidiary, Grameen Foundation India have created the Grameen Mitra model (Grameen means rural and Mitra means friend). This model has provided a lifeline for rural women and communities in Maharashtra’s Bhandara district. It is an initiative of Grameen’s Women-Link project in Bhandara, which is involved in educating local communities on digital financial literacy, banking modules and goal-based financial planning. Scaled up with the goal of bringing financial inclusion to far-flung rural areas by leveraging digital technologies, this model is helping the local communities in the villages of Bhandara weather the COVID-19 lockdown."