Disasters like floods, pandemic, earthquakes have become a frequent part of our lives now and when these strike, we hardly have any time to react. The impact of such a calamity, however, does not remain confined to its physical components but transcends beyond and impacts the socio-economic life of the people affected. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light the impact of a disaster can have on the lives of the underprivileged. Our volunteers are among the first responders providing immediate relief directly and through a network of partner non-profits. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Bhumi’s disaster helpline 99997-13542 has been receiving hundreds of calls every day from people in need. After validation, they have been supported with groceries and direct financial transfers.
Bhumi’s strength lies in mobilising hundreds of volunteers for citizen led action during times of need. Since 2015, our volunteers have mobilised relief for thousands of people and supported over 100 partner organisations and educational institutions. During the COVID-19 pandemic Bhumi has supported direct financial transfers and groceries for over 14,644 daily wagers and groceries for 6,193 children in shelter homes.