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Zerodha joins hands with Habitat for Humanity India to support people affected by second wave of Covid-19

Our Bureau, Mumbai
Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 13:15 Hrs  [IST]

Zerodha, one of the India's biggest stock brokers offering the lowest brokerage rates, has partnered with an NGO Habitat for Humanity India to provide minimum 1823 families with humanitarian aid through the provision of family essential kits and hygiene kits amid the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic which continues to spread rapidly across India.

The company in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity provides humanitarian aid by providing essential and hygiene kits to the marginalized community, daily wage earners, migrants, etc. The hygiene kit consists of masks, oximeter, digital thermometer, hand sanitizer, sanitary napkins, soaps, liquid hand-wash and IEC (information, education, communication) material with guidelines of precaution to be taken during the second wave. The family essential kit provides essential supplies for families and also includes all items provided under a hygiene kit.

Zerodha has donated Rs. 20 lakh towards the cause and aims to raise Rs. 50 lakh through crowdfunding. This immediate aid will support 1823 families across India. In 2020, Zerodha partnered with Habitat for Humanity India and supported 5,565 families - consisting of daily wage earners - in Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal through the provision of hygiene and family essential kits.

“The second wave of Covid-19 pandemic is proving to be deadlier than the first wave. It is our duty to support the marginalized communities who are extremely vulnerable in a pandemic such as this. We are grateful to Zerodha for partnering with Habitat. Last year thanks to their support we served 5,565 families across the country. We hope to make a difference in people’s lives this year as well.” stated Rajan Samuel, Managing Director, Habitat for Humanity India.

“We are witnessing an unprecedented catastrophe. In this time of crisis, we must stand together - the country is in one of the most disturbing and challenging phases in the recent past. No amount of help would be enough, especially when we know the amount of damage this pandemic has caused around us. We are trying to do our bit to help save lives and livelihoods affected by this crisis. We hope to do as much as possible to help vulnerable people who need assistance to fight this pandemic” stated Nithin Kamath, Founder & CEO, Zerodha.

Habitat for Humanity India is driven with a vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort. The housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in more than 70 countries. In India since 1983, Habitat for Humanity has supported more than 36 million people by helping them build or improve a place they can call home, build improved sanitation units and provide humanitarian aid and disaster resilient shelter solutions in the aftermath of natural disasters.

Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves.

 

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