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OUR RELIEF PROJECTS
The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has had a massive impact in India. India is rated as the second highest country for infections globally, millions of people have suffered during the pandemic so far. Pandita Ramabai Mukti Mission (PRMM) felt a responsibility not only to keep the large Mukti community safe, but to also respond to the challenges which confronted them right on their own doorstep. PRMM continues to offer relief to many in the local community and nearby villages who are desperately feeling the effects of food shortages and medical supplies.
COVID-19, SRI LANKA
As the global pandemic continues to play havoc within the world, our partners at Wings of Hope in Sri Lanka have never been busier in providing various forms of relief to the families participating in their projects.
Inflation has skyrocketed and food prices are at a record high causing a significant economic impact, making it extremely hard for families to survive. Year-on-year inflation increased to 14.2% in Jan 2022, an all time high, with food inflation hitting a record 21.5%. Sri Lanka inflation rate is now Asia’s fastest, overtaking Pakistan.
Marginalised families who were struggling to make ends meet before COVID are finding themselves in even deeper poverty now. Daily wage earners are often out of work and therefore, no work, no money, no food. Many families struggle to provide one meal a day for their families.
Mukti Australia is committed to providing financial support to Wings of Hope so they can continue to offer regular food relief to those in their projects, but also to a significant number of families in surrounding marginalised communities.
The monsoon season often brings with it flooding, landslides and distress for communities high in the tea estates of Sri Lanka. Flooding also occurs in the low lying areas of Colombo bringing disaster to these slum communities. Wings of Hope has been able to provide some relief each time this occurs with food parcels and other basic necessities of life. Families are so grateful for this assistance in their time of need.
Who we are
In Sanskrit, the word ‘mukti’ means freedom, liberation and salvation.
The name ‘mukti’ reflects the origins of our work which began in India over a century ago. Today, we partner with organisations in both India and Sri Lanka to empower disadvantaged children and women.