Banwasi Seva Ashram
Sonbhadra District, Uttar Pradesh
Contact: Dr. Vibha Augustine
2021 Covid-19 Relief Grant: $2500
During the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Banwasi Seva Ashram (BSA) worked through their 13 Gram Nirman Kendras (GNK) to support individuals in need including the elderly , windows and the handicapped. They were able to help 15 such individuals at each GNK . The selected beneficiaries were given nutritional supplements, masks, soap, and instructions on how to protect themselves from Covid and other seasonal illnesses. This was accomplished during their annual “prabandhan yatra” held from September 9th to October 2nd .
In a 2nd phase BSA plans to provide the beneficiaries with nutritious supplements such as sesame seeds, peanuts and jaggary to maintain their health in cold winter months.