“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” – Galatians 6:2
Sunita* a 33 year old woman from Myagdi, lives with her younger sister in Pokhara. For women with special needs, the COVID-19 pandemic has become an unending daily burden.
Sunita used to earn a little through a part-time tailoring and handicraft job at a local shop in coordination with the local organisation ‘Apanga Mahila Sangh, Kaski’. Though not sufficent to meet all her needs, the income thus generated supported her with her daily expenses.
Sunita’s younger sister, and caretaker is a primary school teacher. Due to the long pandemic and ongoing government-enforced lockdowns, both sisters lost their income source for a prolonged period. They had been in a challenging situation since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and desperately needed support to survive.
With the coordination of Apanga Mahila Sangh, INF Nepal provided them with emergency food supplies.
Sunita was very happy when the parcel arrived.
The COVID-19 outbreak has caused immense stress. Many have been concerned about being infected with financial hardships threatening their daily living. While the virus infects people from all walks of life, low-income families like Sunita are most impacted.
“During this tough time, we are very thankful to INF for showing kindness. This is great, because there is food for a month, a month of relief. I don’t know what’s next after that but I hope things will get back to normal and we will get to work again.”
*Name has been changed to protect Sunita’s privacy.