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COVID-19 Emergency Response: GoodWeave India

  • Apr 24 2020

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THE INVISIBLE WORKER

A peek into the lives of 360 million informal workers in India

Informal workers perform their duties with no safe working environment, no minimum wages or social security despite the fact that in Carpets, home textile and Garments industries in India, informal workers are making a significant contribution. COVID-19 has created a risk for the workers to get into the vulnerabilities which also includes their children may get into the work. GoodWeave workers with these informal workers through their contractors and ensure Read More

                                     

 

COVID-19 EMERGENCY RESPONSE: GOODWEAVE INDIA

 

GoodWeave India works with around 90,000 informal workers and artisans and 41,000 children in the supply chains, industrial areas, and home-based worker communities. The geographical regions include Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan, West Bengal and Kerala. GoodWeave is committed to reaching out to all these workers and their families to providing immediate support like:

 

 

COVID-19 Responses- GoodWeave India Dashboard

Index

Varanasi

Panipat

Jaipur

Gr.Noida/NCR

 

Total

Number of Child Friendly Communities of GoodWeave

11

7

30

6

54

Number of GoodWeave field team members directly connecting with child friendly communities (CFC)

36

18

40

31

125

Number of households contacted in  child friendly communities

499

293

212

61

1065

Number of community members reached through Awareness messages on hand washing, social distancing

1503

1228

938

439

4108

Number of community members received emergency support (Food, Ration, Medicine)

350

231

700

 80

1361

 

Index

Agra

Jaipur

Bhadohi

Kerala

Malda

Mirzapur

Varanasi

Panipat

Total

Number of supply chains with dormitory contacted by GoodWeave

9

7

101

3

6

115

17

36

294

Number of Workers in dormitory with limited services

0

10

1053

0

7

448

70

554

2142

Number of contact details of Supply Chain workers/subcontractors

758

756

3375

63

235

1636

526

701

8050

 

 

 

 

COVID-19 Responses: GoodWeave India

 

Stories from the Field 

 

Families engaged in fashion jewelry making near Meerut, Uttar Pradesh 

Just after a few days of the lockdown, the GoodWeave field team started connecting by phone with workers and their contractors to know how they are preparing for the crisis. It came to the notice of the team that three families (twenty-two members) were in distress as they could not store the essential food items. GoodWeave helped provide the food grains through Panchayat leaders and community members for immediate needs. And then linked with the government-led food grain support program.

 

Family of a child in Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh  

A young boy from Sitapur who received educational rehabilitation support from GoodWeave to continue his education shared that his father got stranded in Panipat, and his family is without cash and food. His mother’s health was also not good. GoodWeave team member immediately contacted the manager of a production unit associated with the GoodWeave partner exporter in Sitapur for help. The family received the essential food items on the same day. 

 

Workers in a carpet workshop in Bhadohi, Uttar Pradesh

GoodWeave team member collected information on 4th April 2020 that four families of workers having twenty-three members and one more family of four members in a village of Bhadohi district are out of food grain stock. GoodWeave contacted a licensee exporter in that are for help. The supportive exporter quickly arranged within two hours and delivered a sufficient quantity of wheat, rice, potatoes, pulses, and spices.

 

Family of a child in Katihar, Bihar 

A family of a child form Katihar district who received educational rehabilitation called the GoodWeave team. They informed that ten workers from their family were stuck in a facility in Bhadohi, and the master weaver did not have sufficient funds to support the group for long. GoodWeave contacted the local Lions Club members to help the grocery requirement for the next five days and then also connected them with neighborhood support.

 

Mirzapur based weaver family 

GoodWeave contacted several families of workers and children who received educational rehabilitation support from GoodWeave to continue their compulsory education. One such family in Mirzapur was in distress as they did not have money to purchase food materials when the lockdown started. GoodWeave team coordinated with its Mirzapur based exporter partner and arranged food grains for the family to manage the needs for a few days and then get connected with the government support, which is working efficiently.