(Deepshikha Gautam, Intern Journalist) New Delhi: People meet some unknown people in the way of life, but soon they start to feel recognized. It is remembered to accompany them in difficult watches. When there is no hope from anywhere, the hands that move for help seem like a blessing. In the past, when hopes were breaking, many women went ahead and found ways and stood with the needy.

When a friend from abroad, Mahita Nagaraj from Bangalore called her parents said that her parents were in need of essentials and medicines, she went with herself. When she received this kind of help and started pleading, Mahita modified herself for this work and formed a group on Facebook. Today, about 53,000 volunteers have joined them, who are helping the elderly and the needy.

Mahita says, ‘Some of Wattsgroup’s friends from our school were out when the cases started happening in Europe in March. At the same time, the WHO posed a significant threat to the exit of older people. Those friends of mine asked me to deliver the goods to their parents. I did this. Then I put it on Facebook, so many requests started coming to me and we started completing them. Mahita says that now I will always help the elderly. We can help with the online community even if we are at home. We will be wherever help is needed.’ Previously, Mahita was self-employed and was doing digital marketing. For this unique campaign, Mahita has also found a place on the cover page of Forbes India.

Entrepreneur Anjali Singh of Lucknow, who manufactures jute bags, added many women to the task of making masks and said that in this difficult time we have supported each other. Anjali says, ‘about a hundred women in the city are currently connected to us. We put them to the task of sewing masks and a lot of production is going on. Our designers cut them from the sampler center to sew masks and women are sending them from their homes. We have given them machines at home. They get up to five rupees for a mask, if they make 50 in a day, then they earn 250 rupees.
We are getting orders of masks locally from many institutions. We are taking orders and giving work to needy women. Now we have also started the work of making jute bags.

Some women in Indore are providing Corona Warriors the facility to bring their e-rickshaws from their home to work and leave home. These women drivers are being assisted by the administration to provide services in this difficult time. Shivamma is a dedicated Anganwadi worker in Hyderabad.
Before the epidemic, she used to advise pregnant women, but in the Corona era, when people refused her to come home for fear of infection, she kept taking phone calls from pregnant women and lactating mothers. Shivamma stands firm to help and advise pregnant women and lactating women.

Physiotherapist Dr. Ridwana Sanam spends 20 percent of his company’s income through his foundation to help the needy. Around 90 percent of them are women. She says, ‘I have also given my full contribution to the initiative of distributing food to the needy. I am from Kashmir, so I distributed ration in Ganderbal there. Every month I send some cash to some widowed sisters of Pahalgam.
I have fulfilled this promise even in the Corona era.’

Caremongers India founder Mahita Nagaraj told that when people from other cities started messaging her about how they can help in their city, she created a group called Caremongers India on Facebook. She felt that needy people and willing volunteers would be able to come to this, but what happened was that volunteers started coming more. Then she thought that the elders who would need help would feel more comfortable in calling instead of coming on Facebook. So she started the All India Helpline number. She now has about 53,000 members and 3000 volunteers from outside Facebook. She has helped not only in India but in 14 countries.

Social entrepreneur Shruti Sinha told that she was a teacher in Delhi. We got a notice during the lockdown. She decided to do something different on this and came to Patna. She was fond of Madhubani paintings from the beginning. With this hobby, she employed many women and connected them to herself. Could not go anywhere. So she resorted to new technology. She used to explain to them online. The husbands of these rural women were migrant laborers. These women helped her husband by adding money. When she got a little discount, she picked up clothes at wholesale rates. Her aim was to make things available to people at low cost and low profit. First of all Madhubani painting masks were made. Now she has started making bedsheets and saris etc. She has made many rural women self-reliant. There are many women associated with her whose house is running from this work.

Leena Bhardwaj, national president of Vaishnavi Mahila Shakti Seva Trust, said that before Deepawali, she prepared lamps with cow dung, soil, and basil seeds. After use, basil plants will emerge from it. In addition to making masks for women, she is getting the work of fall, pico, etc. For this, she has given them machines. Her main objective is that the women associated with her continue to get work and money. She is working for the needy widows and trying to study their children as well. People of all walks of life are associated with her.