Adilabad: United Way of Hyderabad (UWH), a Hyderabad-based voluntary organisation, brought respite to 15 women who lost their husbands to Covid-19 by providing them livelihood of their choice.
District Collector Sikta Patnaik handed over sewing machines, groceries stores and other business units at a programme held here on Thursday. The units worth Rs 7 lakh were sponsored by Saleforce, a software company.
Sikta said that many families were affected by the pandemic in the past two years. She stated that the voluntary organisation’s rehabilitation initiative was laudable. She requested local philanthropists to draw inspiration from the UWH by coming forward to extend a helping hand to the families hit by Covid-19. She also assured to extend all support to those who organise charity programmes.
The Collector handed over scholarships of Rs 25,000 to eight students each donated by the organisation. She recalled that the voluntary organisation had created a 10-bedded ICU for Covid-19 patients at Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS)-Adilabad. She appreciated UWH programme officer Kanduri Ramulu for coordinating.
Ramulu said that the organisation was doing its bit for helping the poor families affected by the Covid-19 belonging to Adilabad district. He stated that the beneficiaries, identified with the help of District Welfare Officer and other departments, were extending financial aid helping them buy sewing machines, to set up groceries stores, tailor shop, laundry, garments outlets, etc.
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