We have all been badly affected by the Coronavirus lockdown. The economy is hit, the stock market has crashed and most services and businesses have been forced to shut. But the real people that are truly under duress, who don’t have a buffer, are the ones at the bottom of the economic ladder – auto drivers, hawkers, daily wage earners. Volunteers on the ground are speaking with and creating a list of the hardest hit of these people, those who truly need our help. Please donate as much as you like. We will ensure that the relief fund is distributed to these hard hit people directly. Photos and details of recipients are being updated here regularly.

More than 200 people have already been helped with money transfers into their accounts, 100s have been helped with cooked food or dry ration, and we are doing more each day.
The money collected will go directly to the affected people, and not via a trade union or any such group.
Photos of beneficiaries and other details are being updated on this page on a regular basis.
100% of the first Rs 5,00,000 collected has been sent directly to daily wage workers.
Thank you for now letting us charge a minimal fee of 5% (inclusive of payment gateway charges) just to help keep the website running and to continue our work.
Here is a link to our instagram page to keep updated with everything we are doing – Scift

Auto drivers who’re suffering today and reached out for help

Success stories

Beneficiaries on the ground

These people were all given INR 1000 (transferred directly into their accounts) to help them and their families with groceries and basic needs. Their professions range from Uber drivers, coconut vendors, ironing, temple workers, delivery boys in shops that have shut, construction workers, buttermilk sellers and tea sellers

Sreekanth
Uber driver
KA 01 AF 8705
Mob – +91 99725 70906

Sujeet Yadav
Uber driver
KA 01 AF 4648
Mob – +919026336109

The story of two Uber drivers Sujeet and Sreekanth. Sujeet is from Uttar Pradesh and Sreekanth is from Bihar. In search of livelihood and hope that they could support their families back home. they moved to Bangalore a few months back. Both collected some money from family and friends and leased second hand vehicles from Uber by paying an initial down payment, and the rest of the amount they are paying in weekly installments of Rs 6000. They also have to pay rent for the room they are staying in and food for themselves.
Everything was going fine and they were driving everyday for around 14 hrs and were able to make ends meet. But now due to outbreak of corona virus, no one is using cabs and they have no business and no other source of income. We all are working from safety of our respective houses, however they are still waiting for us on the road, to open our uber app and book their cab.

This man, who works as a dead body lifter for the Railways, needs financial help. He has not been called by the Railways for many days and is under severe financial strain.

I am Mary, we had an iron shop on Palmgrove Road. Suddenly we have had to vacate the shop from there. We are now struggling to work and my mother has cancer. We are struggling to pay hospital wages. Please help us

Mallamma works as a maid at a private house & now she hasn’t been called in for work at her employer’s house. She is struggling to make ends meet.

Kasturi works as a care-taker for children at a small private school & due to the current situation is under tremendous hardship making ends meet. Her husband is handicapped & bedridden.

Barber, Ashok Kumar Saini, who is out of work because of the shutdown in the city.

Dharamraj is a daily wage worker and is struggling now as there is no construction work going on. He stays in a rented single room with his wife.

Rekha and Satyanarayana got married last year. He works in a welding shop which is closed now.

Food being made and distributed

Through a local area drive, we have donated Ration Kits worth 30,000 to daily wage earners. Each kit costs Rs 300 and has 3 kg rice, 1 kg atta, 1/2 kg tur dal, 1/2 kg sugar, 1/2 lt oil and 1/2 lt coffee or tea packets. 11,000 sanitary napkins were also given to women living in the slums.

Care packages put together and distributed to migrant labour before boarding their trains. Each package cost Rs 40 and Scift was able to help with 125 packages.

Medicines bought and distributed for 15 people who needed them but were unable to afford them.