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Sajida Foundation helps poor during pandemic

Staff Correspondent | Published: 01:22, May 10,2020

 
 

Sajida Foundation, a non-government organisation dealing with health, microfinance and social development services, dedicated one of its secondary-care hospital for the treatment and isolation of COVID-19 patients.

Sajida’s water, sanitation and hygiene programme has been actively involved in installing hand washing facilities in high-risk zones while distributing essential hygiene material such as soaps and sanitizers for the most vulnerable, said a press release.

In order to ensure availability and accessibility of vital COVID-19 related information, Sajida’s microfinance field officers have maintained continuous contact with people over phone.

At the same time, nearly 2,000 field forces have reached 0.4 million microfinance members (with daily calls to around 20,000 members) with life-saving information regarding the prevention and treatment of COVID-19.

The foundation has been reaching out with food and hygiene packages containing a week’s supply of daily groceries to support needy microfinance members and other ultra-poor families in its working areas.

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