India is rising, however, nearly one-third of its 1.1 billion people still live in poverty. Among those left behind in India’s new economy are rural people lagging in education and opportunity; and city-dwellers often freshly migrated from poverty-stricken farmlands looking for a better life in the city only to find their dreams shattered by scant opportunity.
Since 1997, Mercy-USA for Aid and Development has been providing periodic food aid to vulnerable persons in India. Every year, food aid is distributed during the month of Ramadan and subsequent Eid al Fitr holiday. In observance of Eid al Adha, fresh meat is distributed to needy families who often lack a reliable source of protein.
Natural disasters or communal strife in India always seem to hit those who can least weather the storms. In November 2012, Mercy-USA for Aid and Development, through our local partner Foundation for Economic and Educational Development (FEED), provided winter kits to 1,350 families (about 3,400 persons) that were displaced by flooding and communal riots in the Indian province of Assam. Each kit consisted of one blanket, one sheet and 2 pieces of clothing.
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