Vibha Houston: Ray of Light In Covid-19 Crisis

Fundraising for Save Lives, Save India

India is facing a dangerous surge in new COVID-19 infections.  It is overwhelming the healthcare system of the nation leaving many families with no medical assistance. The lockdowns are impacting the livelihoods and basic food supplies for millions of families.

Vibha -  A Ray of Light – is stepping up during these challenging times with an IMMEDIATE DISBURSAL of over USD$100,000 through our trusted partners in India making a difference in their local communities for the past 30 years. We are reaching out to thousands of families with immediate food and medical assistance to the impacted communities. Some examples below:

Door Step School (Pune) - We are working with our partner organization Door Step School in Pune, Maharashtra to provide the relief in the following areas:

  • Food grains for app. 300 families from temporary slums. May be sufficient for a month or two. Working closely with parents/families of our children for their vaccination (basically, registering them online, coordinating with vaccination center etc)

  • Vaccination awareness drives in communities.

  • Coordinating with COVID-19 affected persons/families for medical assistance, connecting affected families with available helplines

Rajasthan Mahila Kalyan Mandal (Ajmer, Rajasthan) - The Ajmer city is currently in lockdown. We are planning to start response activities after 3rd  of May. We will be working with our partner organization RMKM in Ajmer Rajasthan to provide the relief efforts in the following areas:

  • Daily needs kit (ration) will help to survive for 15 to 20 days for the unit of 5 members family. This kit will be provided only to identified and most needed families who have lost their wages due to the  lockdown. The kit will include  10kg Flour, 1kg Mix dal, 1 kg oil, 1 kg sugar, 1kg salt, 250gm tea, 100gm turmeric, 100gm chili powder, 2 lifebuoy soaps  and masks as per family members.

Leap For Word : Working with our partner Leap For Word, to get medicines required in PMC, Rohini (Shirpur), Nasik, Maharashtra to treat people with clinical symptoms of COVID 19.

As our efforts increase to reach more and more of affected families, we know you have stepped up before and you will again. We absolutely need your support now more than Ever! And we and our project partners appreciate it more than ever.The need is immense! Please Donate !!

Food and Hygiene Kit for 10 Families - $250

Food and Hygiene Kit for 20 Families - $500

1 Oxygen Concentrator - $800

List of partner organizations being funded for COVID-19 relief:

Organization NameLocationApproved Amount (in Rs.)
DSSMaharashtra₹637,875.00
RMKMRajasthan₹701,500.00
LFWMaharashtra₹150,000.00
Jan MadhyamDelhi₹600,000.00
RachanaMaharashtra₹645,500.00
EklavyaMadhya Pradesh₹707,100.00
SwanirvarWest Bengal₹237,000.00
SamaveshMadhya Pradesh₹757,000.00
BCTAndhra Pradesh₹503,750.00
Corp IndiaMaharashtra₹600,000.00
Aide-et-ActionAndhara Pradesh₹710,000.00
Cohesion FoundationGujarat₹700,350.00
BTSWest Bangal₹765,000.00
                              Total ₹7,715,075.00


About Vibha

Vibha's vision is to ensure that every underprivileged child attains his, or her right to health, education and opportunity. Vibha educates, enables and empowers, individuals who wish to make a positive impact on the lives of underprivileged children. Since our inception in 1991, Vibha has supported more than 250 projects in India and 10 projects in the US. As a result, Vibha has been able to reach out to and provide opportunities for over 2.3 million underprivileged children. Currently, Vibha supports 30 projects in India and 7 projects in the US.

All donations to Vibha are tax deductible. Vibha is a 501(c)(3) organization, registered in the USA in the State of New Jersey. Vibha's Tax ID is 22-3122761.

Goal

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$17,538

$30,000

Thank You Donors

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