Corona virus is transmitted through direct contact with respiratory droplets of an infected person(Generated through coughing and sneezing) and touching our faces contaminated with virus. The COVID-19 virus may survives on surfaces for several hours, but simple disinfectants can kill it. One of the most effective way we have to protect ourselves and others from illness is good personnel hygiene. Good personal hygiene is important for both health and social reasons. It entails keeping your hands, head and body clean so as to stop the spread of germs and illness. Our personal hygiene benefits our health and impacts the lives of those around us too. Keeping in view of affect of the pathetic corona virus, all we should follow strictly personal hygiene promptly. In part of anti-corona virus measures, CERDS would like to supply hygiene kits containing liquid hand wash,soaps and masks to the all BPL families, during this emergency period.
As the novel corona virus spreads, more people may be put under home quarantine. As the corona virus pandemic escalates, Governments across the world putting their people in lock down or preparing to do so. In India, most of the local Governments have declared an emergency and shutdown schools, shops, and all public gatherings. As a measure of social distancing and to contain the spread of the virus, many states have announced lock down in India till 14th April 2020. This may be continues later. Under the prevailing circumstances the daily or contract wage earners are the worst hit because they are dependent on their daily earnings to meet the basic needs. In part of anti-corona virus measures, CERDS would like to assure basic food security ( a food supplies kit contains rice, red-gram dall, wheat flour, finger millet flour, jaggery, cooking oil, vegetables etc.,) to the all target needy families, who lost their wages during this emergency period.
Programme objective: Promote skills among the women and adolescents on locally viable trades Problem: We “progressive” women may not like it, but the realities in rural areas are harsh and rigid. Girls aren’t encouraged to pursue jobs and dreams beyond their village, because understandably, their safety is an issue. For parents to confidently send their daughters even to the nearest town for anything – better education, jobs – is a big deal. The rural hinterlands, picturesque as they are from a road trip in a car, are not accessible by bus or other public transport. Even if they are, there is never an assurance that the roads are safe for young women. Many of these girls are content in their little worlds, not really caring for an education.
Programme objective: Promote rural based and low risk profile livelihood units for improving the economical status of disadvantaged women. Problem: Noting that poor, uneducated women are usually left financially helpless after the death of their respective husbands, CERDS helps them earn money by donating milch animals to widows in the villages nearby. Solution: One animal, usually a buffalo, is donated to each beneficiary. Eventually, the animal gives birth to a calf. One animal, usually a buffalo, is donated to each beneficiary. It immensely helps its owner to have at least two milch animals, since in the season that one of them doesn’t produce milk, the other one will.
Programme Objective: Strengthen the immunization system and increase the life span of HIV/Aids infected people Problem: HIV does not only affect individuals, but the whole family. The financial burden of HIV can be enormous on a family, especially if several family members are sick. Many HIV patients also report losing their livelihood after being diagnosed with HIV. The combination of decreasing income and increasing health care costs may prevent the family living with HIV from getting their basic needs met. The epidemic disrupts livelihoods, affecting productive activities and increasing the household dependency ratio (due to disease and orphans), and resulting in increased food insecurity and malnutrition .
Programme Objective: Create facilities to lead a normal life as other well-beings Problem: Disabled people are among the poorest, most vulnerable and marginalized groups in society. The impact of disability is usually felt by the whole family, through lost income, treatment costs and the reduced well being of everyone. Disabled people have the least access to these services, which compounds their isolation, poor health and poverty. A lack of accessible sanitation facilities can have a double impact. For example, in communities where women defecate at night, moving around in the dark is extra hazardous for a disabled woman.
Programme Objective: Enhance sustainable livelihood of the poor tribal fishing families by providing proper fishing equipment Problem: Most of the tribal families live in Sea-Coastal areas depend up on fishing, collecting firewood, rickshaw pulling, scavenge and domestic services. Fishermen life is miserable and they are leading a life with hardship with their meager income. Sometimes, their economical conditions force them to live with hunger. Solution: CERDS is providing fishing nets, which helps them to catch many fish in all seasons in all types of water bodies. These nets help them to improve their economic status and to get better yields by their traditional occupation. There are several types of fishing nets available in the market for catching various sea-fishes.
Programme objective: Ensure accessibility of drinking water facilities to the disadvantaged communities. Problem: The lack of running water puts many Indian villages at a point in development that the rest of the country has passed by decades ago. Solution: CERDS does its bit by funding deep bore wells in the villages it works with. CERDS is installing bore wells at low cost in the sea-coastal villages by using simple technology and locally available material. Impact: 642 bore wells have been installed by it since 2008. About 13,000 families and 58,000 populations have been ensured water for their drinking and household consumption. The surrounding hamlet families, especially the women and children, are very happy to have one of the basic civic amenities in an accessible place for all .