Help AI Support Critical Covid-19 Relief in India

When Covid-19 triggered the big lockdown in India, the crisis was not just the disease, but also the fact that thousands of day-wager migrant workers suddenly lost their jobs in cities, and walked many miles back to their villages since the public transport was also stopped. Ram Niwas was one such migrant, who returned to Hanauta, one of our project villages in Madhya Pradesh. His wife, two children and his parents who live in the village depended upon the remittances he was sending from the city for survival. The reason he had to leave the village to work in the city was that agricultural jobs for land-less laborers such as him had become scarce due to the drop in the water table and crop failures in this drought prone area.  Asia Initiatives is helping people like Ram Niwas and his family with immediate food distribution, as well as offering solutions to build long term resilience in our project areas. 

Asia Initiatives , a 501 (C)(3) registered non-profit organization has been working in under-served areas like Hanauta in urban as well as rural areas in Madhya Pradesh, UP, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha for over 20 years. More about us is at www.asiainitiatives.org. We have been working closely with communities, especially women, to transform lives and bring about sustainable change. However, this crisis demands more urgent help, which is why we are reaching out to you on behalf of the people we serve.

We are putting to work SoCCs , our community currency for social good that has received recognition as a "World Changing Idea ", to build check dams, rainwater harvesting trenches, and to plant trees.
Fortunately this is a perfect time for this work before the arrival of the Monsoon in July.  People will earn SoCCs for their work, and SoCCs will be redeemable for food, healthcare, and other  necessities.  You can learn more about how SoCCs have been transforming lives for six years in four countries HERE .  Ways you can help now are below: 
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Your donations will be tax  deductible, and 100% of what you give will go to the project you choose.  Please check with your company to see if your donation can be matched. Asia Initiatives has earned the Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar, and you will receive regular updates on how your funds are being spent.

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If you have questions, suggestions, or are interested in donating in Japanese Yen, Indian Rupees or another currency, please email us at info@asiainitiatives.org.

Wishing you good health during this crisis,

The Asia Initiatives team

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Geeta Mehta 
Organizer
Raised $2,300 from 12 donations
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Asia Initiatives, Inc. 
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Kratma Sood 
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Raised $925 from 8 donations
Diandra Malahoo 
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Nat Salirathavibhaga 
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