Orphanages and old-age homes everywhere have been impacted very seriously due to the COVID-19 lock-down.While grains and groceries can still be made available to them, with all transport stalled and vegetable mandis closed, the availability of vegetables, greens and fruits are just not available to them, thus impacting their health and well-being.
Gramonnati through their sister company Gratitude Farms has taken up the task of getting fresh organic vegetables directly from farmers as far as Coimbatore, Pollachi and Kodaikanal. Their pickup trucks (with all required permissions from Government) travel every day to get the vegetables and fruits to Pondicherry.
This is helping address a dichotomy that most farmers have vegetables harvested and ready, the customers need them desperately, but the “connect” between them is missing due to lockdown restrictions.
IT COSTS INR 400 TO PROVIDE NUTRITIOUS PRODUCE TO ONE PERSON FOR ONE MONTH.
HELP RAISE INR 8L OR MORE AND IMPACT 2000 ELDERLY AND CHILDREN OR MORE.
BENEFICIARY LOCATIONS PLANNED
They have already started distributing to the following institutions:
Vishranthi Trust, Palavakkam, Chennai. They have 180 old women from age 60 to 105 years from a low-income background.
Cluny’s Old Age Home, Pondicherry. They have about 200 elderly people from a similar low-income background.
Karunya orphanage in Chennai (a small institution with 20 children and 4 staff).
Sri Poornamahameru, Pallavaram, Chennai. They have about 100 elderly people from a similar low-income background.
Rainbow Foundation - Orphanage, Pondicherry (a small institution with 20 children)
Gramonnati Trust (www.gramonnati.org) is a not-for-profit social enterprise that aims to support rural transformation through technology and entrepreneurship. Our mission is to develop 10,000 rural entrepreneurs over the next five years from amongst rural youth, women and ex-soldiers. One of the key areas of our work is to develop ex-soldiers, rural youth and women as organic farmers. It has been co-founded by three Technology professionals from Cisco and one retired Brigadier from Indian Army.
Delivering Organic Vegetables Direct-to-Home in Chennai and Pondicherry
During these difficult times of corona-virus driven lockdown, through our sister company, Gratitude Farms, we have been supplying fresh, organic vegetables to over 1000 customers in Chennai and Pondicherry through our “direct-to-home (D2H)” delivery model.
Funding for this campaign is eligible for tax breaks as GRAMMONATI is a registered & you can avail of benefits under section 80G of IT act.
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