Save Indian Trans Lives: COVID Relief
SITAL (Save Indian Trans AllINDIA Lives) is focused on Indian trans, hijra, intersex, third gender, and non-binary communities facing unprecedented neglect, isolation, infection, and starvation due to the ongoing covid-19 second wave. It is a pan-India effort working vigorously to support over 50+ communities/birdaris across 20 states to begin with. We have raised close to $110K USD, which is about 30% of our total need. Rachana Mudraboyina is the CHAIR of SITAL overseeing efforts on the ground in India. Our grassroots effort continues with distributing food and health kits and is now scaling swiftly to mobilize emergency medications, PPE and essentials as networks are activated for emergency housing, hospitalization, rent relief and accessing vaccines. Thus far, we have reached hundreds of community members across 16 states including West Bengal, UP, Nagaland, Kashmir, Jharkhand, Assam, Andhra etc. and distributed over 6000 such kits which cost about $13-$17 and last 2 folx for about 10 days. SITAL is a strategic initiative that really calls for your attention to include Trans Hijra Kinnar lives of India in every health effort including vaccine access, every community conversation, every rebuilding and reopening effort.
SITAL is a pan India Trans Hijra Intersex Third Gender Nonbinary relief effort to support and save Trans lives. ParivarBayArea , based in US, has begun this initiative in partnership with over 25+ registered CBOs across India, focussed to help over 10000 communities across 44 districts across 13 states. Our food and health kit drives are initiated all over India, and completed with CBOs in Karnataka, Kashmir, Nagaland, Telangana, Rajasthan, West Bengal, and Andhra Pradesh for the first round of relief kits.
This wave of COVID has wreaked havoc in India. And as the crises deepened, the Trans Hijra communities are once again marginalized, neglected, and reeling in starvation, isolation, and severe exposure to the infection. We need your help. Trans Hijra's lives are precious.
ParivarBayArea has once again stepped up to save our Indian Trans Hijra lives in India. There are over 4.6 lakhs at stake in our communities of TransHijra families and "Gharanas(guru–chela) houses". In 2020, our efforts help save and support over 5000 folx with food, shelter, and rebuilding efforts from the first wave.
And this fundraiser is very critical to provide food and health kits, along with prevention and cure of those infected and other emergency needs. Each food kit is to include 10kgs of rice, wheat flour(5kgs), 2 kg of lentils, cooking oil, sugar, salt, chili powder, tea powder, turmeric and also includes a portion of jaggery, dry ginger powder, black pepper seeds & Indian mint. Our health kits include Zinda Talismath/Amrutanjan along with hand sanitizers, masks, and vitamin C OTC tablets. These distributions are already happening and our core team is in full swing with operations.
The trans community has been yet again impacted by the second wave of COVID-19. In 2020, ParivarBayArea put forward efforts to protect Trans Hijra communities across 6 organizations. Just as we began rebuilding with Trans entrepreneurship efforts including the launch of our South Asian store www.parivarbazaar.com, the second wave took away our livelihood. Once again, Trans folx are left starting and vulnerable to the virus with imposed curfews and lockdowns to curb the spread.
Organizations being supported through this effort include Sonzal Welfare Trust Kashmir , Aravani Art Project(KS) , GreaterHijraIntersexSamiti, Moitri Sanjog , TransEquality Society , Transvision , Aditaya Arundaya welfare Associatation, Chetana , Farhan Foundation Rashan , God is Love Ministry Nagaland , Hijra and Transgender Society , Krishna yuvajana sankshema Sangam
,Mathroochaya Foundation , Mee Koosam , Moitri Sanjog, Nammane Summane, PARIVAR GODAVARI WELFARE SOCIETY, Prema Jyothi welfare trust,Samanata Ka Samman, Samarth-Sanghama, SAMlSTI WELFARE SOCIIETY, Shivashakti welfare society,Sneha Godavari Society, Sneha siri sadhikarika welfare society,Sneha/Ministry of Love,STAR- Trans India,Suraksha TG project, Udaya Sri Public Welfare Society,VIJAYA REKHA WELFAIRE ASSOCIATION
Please turn up for Tran s lives. Shown in the video is Meera Jashmine, guru and founder of TransEqualitySociety in Telangana.
Food Kit Distribution in Bengaluru
Trans schoolteacher needing groceries
Distribution of kits by Anjali Evangelist.
Food and safety kit distribution in Hijra Gharanas in Hyderabad
Rachana Mudraboyina, Chair of SITAL asking for your support
Manorama Trans Elder
Request from Nagaland
SITAL COVID Relief Map: We are trying to get to all with your support.
Please support our digital store www.parivarbazaar.com. All products are made, sourced, finished, or created by these Trans communities. All funds go directly to them as well.
www.ParivarBayArea.org is a Trans-led US-based non-profit based in SF Bay Area, California that strives to uplift TransGNCI lives within the SouthAsian Diaspora and beyond. Anjali Rimi is the president of ParivarBayArea with roots in India, growing up in Hyderabad in a Bengali/Andhra mixed home. And woman of trans experience.
All donations made are tax exempt and receipts can be provided. Please email us at [email redacted] to request a copy of receipt. Our fiscal sponsor is LGBT Asylum Project, a registered 501(c)3 www.lgbtasylumproject.com
How to donate?
a. To donate funds to SITAL from anywhere in the world, please visit our GoFundMe: Save Indian Trans Lives: COVID Relief.
b. To donate within India or if you are NRI with an Indian bank account, you can send funds to Trans Equality Society, A/C No: 39503755941; State Bank of India; IFSC: SBIN0015853; Plot No 38,48,58, Patwari enclave near HP gas agency, Gandhi Nagar, Chintal, Hyderabad 500001; Tel: 40-23876533
c. To donate within USA through Chase Zelle, wire transfer to our fiscal sponsor LGBT Asylum Project at "Center for Immigrant Protection, 526 Castro Street San Francisco, CA 94114, Bank of America, Routing Number: 121000358 , Account Number: 325064054094; Add “for SITAL” in comments or description."
d. To donate within US directly to ParivarBayArea through PayPal to our fiscal sponsor: LGBT Asylum Project. It will show as: Center for Immigrant Protection, with EIN#47-5301730; please include “ For ParivarBayArea- SITAL” in comments.
e. To donate through employee matching programs- Benevity, BrightFunds, etc, please look for “Center for Immigrant Protection” and EIN#47-5301730
In addition to supporting us with funds, other ways to support SITAL and save Trans Hijra lives of India include:
a. SHARE about SITAL efforts on your social media handles- IG/FB/Twitter. Posts of our demonstrated work on the ground can be found under @parivarbayarea & @anjalirimi handles. Share our e-commerce site www.parivarbazaar.com, a southasian store by southasian Trans folx.
b. Checkout our distribution drives and community interactions at PARIVARYOUTUBECHANNEL
c. Demonstrated work is also shown on parivarbayarea.org and @parivarbayarea @anjalirimi IG/FB handles.
d. Offer your time, resources, infrastructure or technology in helping find transportation and other logistical needs in reaching Hijra Trans communities that are in rural India and/or socially isolated.
e. Offer your expertise in marketing, social media skills, creative design and artwork, communications, fundraising methods, and outreach areas. Reach out to [email redacted] to help us out. Connect us with your funder networks.
f. #SITAL in your posts to help the hashtag trend.
For many decades now, the Trans Hijra communities within the South Asian Diaspora have been isolated, neglected and pushed into further poverty and desperation given the social stigma, false myths, and ignorance. The pandemic has furthered our marginalization. Our community has been left behind in all the large scale relief efforts happening internationally and right here at home. We need your valuable help. Please support and save our lives.
Our community needs your support. We are estimating about $446,334 to fulfill the hunger and safety needs of Trans Hijra Intersex Third gender and nonbinary by distributing Food and Health Kits. Our overall need across the next 3-6 months is approx.. $1.6M. These needs include sheltering in place, loss of employment, rent relief, emergency housing, medications and essentials, and vaccine access.
To share a brief summary about SITAL with your networks, please use this SUMMARY
How are the funds allocated for spend across Trans-led registered Community-Based Organizations(CBO):
Aditaya Arundaya welfare Associatation
Aravani Art Project
Aravani Art Project
Farhan Foundation Rashan
God is Love Ministry Nagaland
Hijra and Transgender Society
Krishna yuvajana sankshema Sangam
PARIVAR GODAVARI WELFARE SOCIETY
Prema Jyothi welfare trust
Samanata Ka Samman
SAMlSTI WELFARE SOCIIETY
Shivashakti welfare society
Sneha Godavari Society
Sneha siri sadhikarika welfare socity
Sneha/Ministry of Love
Snehabandham maa seva sangam
Sonzal Welfare Trust
STAR- Trans India
Suraksha TG project
Udaya Sri Public Welfare Society
VIJAYA REKHA WELFAIRE ASSOCIATION
Full details of the allocation plan HERE
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