Covid Relief

Blinded By Color Project  (BBCP) works with artisan communities in Kaladera, Bagru, Tilonia and Sanganer in Jaipur, many people in these rural communities are in dire need – specifically in need of food and medical supplies.
In light of the current situation the Kaladera rainwater project has been paused and fundraising efforts will be directed to Covid-19 relief to support local community teams at Barefoot College, Tilonia  serving rural families across 100 villages.
The Barefoot college Tilonia original campus was founded by Bunker Roy in 1972. They were the first in Rajasthan to fight against non payment statutory minimum wages and winning their battle to court. 
To learn more about Bunker Roy,  the Barefoot College Tilonia team and Covid-19 relief efforts. visit their website: https://barefootcollegetilonia.org/ .
 

An Urgent Appeal

 
 

 

Handwashing helps stop COVID-19. But in India, water is scarce

Mostly in rural India, depend on government water tank trucks to deliver a maximum of 20 to 25 liters of water per person per day—enough for COVID-19 handwashing, but only if the villagers use water for nothing else.

Almost 21 percent of communicable diseases, including cholera, dysentery, hepatitis A, and typhoid, are water-borne, and could be prevented in part with better handwashing—as could respiratory diseases such as flu and COVID-19.

The covid-19 pandemic has devastated lives across the globe, The world has learned about the situation in India, but what we hear from our partners, collaborators and friends on the ground is only half the grim stories of death and tragedy. India desperately needs our help.

 

Life and Livelihood

It is estimated that anywhere between 22 million people laborers have left their places of work in urban centres and migrated back to their villages. Added to this number are those in rural areas whose lives and livelihoods have been severely disrupted. These people work as daily wage laborers to earn their livelihood, and the pandemic has wiped out all means of living and pushed them into the throes of poverty.

Vishrami is an artisan from the village of Tilonia in Rajasthan, she weaves cotton clothes for a living and supports her grandson education. Due to the pandemic, as many as 400 families like Vishrami are on the verge of loosing their livelihood.

 

CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO COVID RELIEF VIA BBCP  Rainwater Foundation
or 
DONATE DIRECTLY TO BAREFOOT COLLEGE TILONIA HERE

 

 

Photo: Mireia Lopez BBCP founder & Creative director

and Vishrami Devi at Barefoot College. Tilonia.

Travel diaries 2020.