Supporting India’s poor and vulnerable during COVID-19

April 27, 2020

The ARISE-TGI team has been working very closely with its partners, Safai Mazdoor Union (SMU), Dalit Bahujan Resource Centre (DBRC) and Hasiru Dala, and have been spearheading relief efforts, for the most vulnerable communities, especially waste pickers and sanitation workers. Currenty, their work is foccused in Shimla, Bengaluru and Vijaywada. Their initiatives are primarily around system level interventions, fundraising, social behaviour change, and providing essentials. Their work has been summarized in this document.


Protect 10 million most marginalized people from COVID-19

Swasti is actively partnering with grassroot organizations, coalitions of marginalized communities, community institutions, community health workers and champions as first responders; collaboratives like the #COVIDActionCollab, factories and others to reach the last mile on COVID risk assessment, Vaccine demand generation, Social Protection helpdesk & the Meal Box.

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By enrolling you can contribute to and benefit from this collaboration. Also, do encourage other organisations and experts to join hands with us. The key benefits of being part of the collaborative is access to people, resources, financing & partnerships and the ability to make a greater collective impact.

COVIDActionCollab is not merely an aggregation of partners, but is an aggregation of capacities, through which we have developed key high impact initiatives. We have drawn upon our one year’s experience at CAC and engagement with our large constituency of partners to put together a menu of initiatives for funders/investors to support which will save lives and livelihoods, and enable vulnerable communities to 'bounce forward’. Support these initiatives to build resilient communities