WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO
According to the most recent estimates, in 2015, 10 percent of the world’s population or 734 million people lived on less than $1.90 a day (world bank- Google).
Nearly half the population in developing countries lived on less than $1.25 a day as of Nov.2018. Around 373 million. Indians are still living in poverty, with about
68 million of them in extreme poverty, without the security of even 2 meals a day, in this position….
“COVID-19 is already affecting tens of millions of informal workers. In India, Nigeria and Brazil, the number of workers in the informal economy affected by the lockdown and other containment measures is substantial,” the ILO report released in Geneva said.
“In India, with a share of almost 90 per cent of people working in the informal economy, about 400 million workers in the informal economy are at risk of falling deeper into poverty during the crisis.
(The Economic Times, Reported on April,7 2020)
COVID19 brought great hopelessness to the dream of Poverty-free world particularly India. But now is the time other part we sit in our comforts think and plan to bring back our Rickshaw puller, Car cleaner, house made, vegetable vendor, daily wagers etc back to their pre-COVID19 life stream, at least so that they can start again to dream a hopeful life in near future. Yes of course the middle, upper-middle and the higher class might have lost their reserves too,
but still the sources are alive so, let us not grab that 2 meals from them to restore our lost reserve.