Arpan Foundation, Rajkot
" We are honored to award you this certificate as a gesture of our gratitude for helping us in this fight against the global pandemic. Your contribution to our endeavor has supported our mission to help the very needy, to fill the hungry stomachs of little children, feeding the cows, feeding the birds, planting trees to offset our carbon footprint, and distributing masks to the many thousands of people. These masks were made by the women to whom we empowered with sewing machines and they earned a fair wage for making these masks. As humans we are privileged and honored to make a difference to the people that are the most needy. "
" Through the support of ICA Rs.3,77,750, we were able to reach out to two more villages (Jaategav, Madavgn farata of Shirur Taluka) and supported around 200 families for a month. The food grain kits were prepared for a period of 10 days. The cost of each kit was Rs. 638/- and was distributed thrice to these villages.
From our earlier experience we found that some of the men are alcoholic and if we distributed these items at one time, then there is a possibility the men would sell the same and use the money for alcohol. "