One-Day Wonder Visit

As a leader in my community, I felt helpless during the lockdown. People look to you. People expect you to have answers and solutions. Of what use are platitudes when people are hungry?

I tried to do my best, to help as much I could within my capacity, but there was only so much I could do. I also had myself and my family to think about. It was a really tough period. We waited and waited for the palliatives from the state government to reach us.

The InfraCredit – Foodbank initiative was a godsend. There was this sense of cheer in the community, even if only for one day. We weren’t forgotten after all and we were not alone.

After that, it was easy to believe we could get through anything as a community and be better for it. There was good in the world and we could aspire to it.

Community leader (Bariga)

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