World Vision India & Standard Chartered Bank join Hands to help People amidst the COVID 19
News Desk, News Nation 360 : World Vision India a grass-root humanitarian organization, has partnered with Standard Chartered Bank to strengthen its COVID 19 relief response to restore 6000 families from the states of Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar, Orissa, West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh over the next three months. Speaking about the partnership, Sony Thomas, Group Director- Resource Mobilisation and Public Engagement said that they are overwhelmed with Standard Chartered Bank’s contribution to COVID-19 response. Corporate partnerships like this will help World Vision India extend its COVID-19 relief response across many states. This partnership will help them to deliver relief to the poorest and most vulnerable. They want all children of India to enjoy good health, be well-nourished and free from all infection and diseases. Standard Chartered Bank has sanctioned INR 1.35 crore to World Vision India to provide dry rations to 6000 families residing in Agra, Kanpur, Muzaffarpur, Saharsa, Bokaro, Ranchi, Bhopal, Hoshangabad, Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, Khordha and Balangir districts. Beneficiaries include women-headed households, long-term and seasonal migrants, families with physically challenged persons/senior citizens, pregnant women, lactating mothers and children under the age of five. The whole of India is reeling under the intense impact of the Pandemic COVID-19, due to which the entire country is under total lock-down. Under such circumstances, the lowest strata of the society who depend on their daily earnings have been the worst hit. Many of them have lost the only source of their income and have no means to make ends meet or provide food for their families. It is an uncertain future for this vast, invisible majority. With almost two months-long lock-down of all economic activities, the path to recovery will be long and slow.
Report : Anustup Kundu