Enhancing Livelihood for the migrants
Post lockdown, migrant labourers, working in metropolitan cities across India, returned to their native states with no prospects of livelihood. Rural and tribal households in Tezpur faced financial ruins since they could not sell their produce, because of arbitrary movement restrictions imposed by the state government.
To help these people exposed to vulnerable situations, the Don Bosco Network implemented the livelihood project
Targeting approximately 250 households from Tezpu, Assam, most of the families were tribal or from backward communities. Various activities were conducted to generate awareness about health & hygiene while motivating them to follow COVID 19 prevention guidelines.
The beneficiaries were also provided with 40 kegs of high-quality paddy seeds to help them start paddy cultivation in their farms, reducing their need to incur additional debt from informal sources.
The Don Bosco Network in India comprises of 11 Planning and Development Organisations (PDOs), each dedicated to the development of the Salesian provinces they serve. The Don Bosco network is spread across 29 states and 354 NGOs, reaching more than 10 lakh people.