The Internet Saathi team is committed to provide relief resources and opportunities to all its beneficiaries amid the ongoing pandemic. With the belief that war against Covid-19 can be only won with awareness, empathy and coordination among communities, collective engagement becomes paramount. Nutan Kumari, an Internet Saathhi and DEF’s Covid-19 Relief Warrior from Bhagwanpur, Bihar, took up the task of spreading awareness and preventive measures of the disease. Proficient in tailoring, she also stepped up to the responsibility of stitching masks for distribution to every member in her village.
While the realisation of the sheer magnitude of her task did scare her, she continued to work tirelessly with the aim of serving the community. Nutan was eventually able to produced hundreds of masks, which were given out in her village by the Internet Saathi team.
Soon, her selfless efforts caught the eye of various organisations, who gave her an order of stitching 150 masks. Furthermore, the quality of her masks and her unwavering spirit soon got her the opportunity to make masks for several other organisations as well.
As of April, Nutan has already supplied 2,300 masks and is currently working on 2,000 more. While she was working to benefit her community amid the heath crisis, her hard work led her to earn some income in this current situation of financial instability.
An inspiring story, Nutan is truly DEF’s Relief Warrior during this unprecedented pandemic.