Jul 21, 2020
Masking Inequality in Maharashtra, Rural India
London, Jul 22, 2020 (Issuewire.com) - The non-governmental organisation, Wells on Wheels delivered masks to underprivileged families in Maharashtra, India. Maharashtra, a state in Western India, is fighting rising daily new Coronavirus cases and deaths. The Wells on Wheels team delivered 2,000 masks to villagers in Kheldari (Chandwad) and Dahiwad (Deola).
Wells on Wheels is a non-profit organization better known for its work in making water more accessible to rural villagers. The organization has delivered water wheels, which can hold five times more water than a standard bucket, to families across India, easing the physical and societal burden water collection places on women and girls.
Girls who must collect water for their families are often unable to attend school, and over time, the physical strain of carrying buckets of water overhead can cause injury to women.
The Covid-19 pandemic has increased the pressure on girls to collect enough water for their families to practice proper hand-washing and hygiene. The Wells on Wheels charity is rising to the occasion to support local villagers in this time of need.
Shaz Memon, founder of Wells on Wheels, commented:
"The inequality embarrasses and upsets me. The underprivileged have the right to feel 'safer' to protect their families. They are just as scared as anyone else and are more exposed as no care is accessible. I am committed to making serious changes."
Specifically, Wells on Wheels has committed to delivering 10,000 masks to support rural villages in their fight against the deadly pandemic.
Wells on Wells Ground Team Manager, Mr Ajay, shared his thoughts on the plight of these Indian Villages:
"Having lived in these villages, and with family across villages in Maharashtra - I know first-hand how tough life can be. As a parent, I can't even begin to imagine what it feels like for them to feel forgotten by society with real fears of survival."
Wells on Wheels noted its commitment to working with local police authorities to distribute masks safely and effectively. The charity has the permission and help of the police to deliver contagion-fighting tools to underprivileged families in remote villages.
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