- Due to the closure of everything, she needs to borrow to feed her children.
- Sex workers have neither soap for washing hands nor gas for cooking
- Nakula gets support from local community group and NGO in raising ration
When Corona cases increased in Delhi, the government announced a lockdown. During the lockdown, there was a food crisis for sex workers on GB Road. In such a situation, Nakula (name changed), who is himself a sex worker boy, thought of providing ration to the cells in lockdown. 19-year-old Nakula wants to
Sex workers started returning to the village from Delhi
On April 19, when the lockdown was announced in Delhi, many sex workers left Delhi and started returning to their villages. Those who stayed here started raising their children on the basis of their savings and the remaining rations. A sex worker told that the police always say keep your door closed. If the door is open then the customer will come. The sex worker said that because everything was closed, she had to borrow to feed her children. He told that he is not well, but is not getting any help.
Can not buy a good mask and sanitizer
At the same time, another sex worker says that they cannot even buy good masks and sanitizers. He told that without government help they have neither soap or detergent to wash hands nor gas is available for cooking. In such a situation, Nakula and a friend of his (both are children of the sex worker) thought how these people can be helped. Nakula said that we contacted an NGO.
Ration available to reach 200 people
Nakula told that the NGO told us that we can collect rice, lentils, oil, turmeric, sugar and red chili powder, and distribute it among the remaining people. This is the basic need of every household. Recently Nakula, a 12th pass from Open School, said that initially the policemen were reluctant to distribute it to us but later they realized that both the children want to help the people. These people currently have ration kits for 200 households. These people plan to provide ration to 800 families.
NGOs and community groups are getting support
Both of these children believe that it is easy for them to reach the sex worker families. Nakula and his friend say that they will go to people’s homes wearing PPE kits and give them ration kits. It would be safer than calling people to themselves. He told that we are getting help from many community groups as well as NGOs like LightUp to help people.