Mumbai: To provide relief during the tough fight of corona pandemic, Khushiyaan Foundation ( A Thane based Non-profit organisation) stepped forward and extended their on ground support. Making it possible by feeding a million lives non-stop throughout the lockdown by strengthening their already existing project “Roti Ghar”.
The initiative born with the intent to feed the homeless during tough times came in action on the very first day of National Lockdown i.e 25th March 2020. With the help and support of Mrs. Priyanka Chaturvedi (MP Rajya Sabha) the project kick started and teams were on ground with packed fresh meal boxes. Starting with 1000 meals everyday, team soon reached to 10,000 meals a day providing relief to economically weaker sections under critical challenging situations. Roti Ghar kitchen is special in it’s own way as the meals come from the love-full supervision of a Mother herself- Mrs. Rama Kwatra, mother of Chinu Kwatra who checks quality and quantity of food at every step daily.
Under the leadership of Mr. Chinu Kwatra & support from Mrs. Priyanka Chaturvedi, the power packed young team of Khushiyaan Foundation accomplished their mission to spread happiness through their freshly cooked meal boxes during the tough days of Lockdown.
Beneficiaries for meal boxes include families of rag pickers, transgenders, other daily wage earners, migrant labourers& communities of Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai. Starting with meal boxes the initiative widened its reach and support in all possible ways. While on ground, the team acted on the other needed areas and extended their support by providing dry ration kits, dry snacks, sanitary napkins, water bottles, masks, PPE kits, protection shields to all in need.
In 78 days (25th March to 10th June) The Foundation have touched a Million hearts which is shown below:
|Freshly Cooked Meals Served||6,50,380 people|
|Individual Benefitted from Dry Ration||2,89,590|
|Packets of Sanitary Napkins distributed||27,100|
|Stray Animals Fed||54,600|
|Water Bottles Distributed||30,000|
|Dry Snacks Distributed||25,000|
|Dry Fruit Distributed||3000|
While providing the best services in crisis and need, team also took up a special drive to sanitise and disinfect the most corona affected slum areas and basti. Team provided help beyond borders and expanded reach to people in need in Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad & Odisha. Kala’s Kitchen in Delhi played an important role, which in collaboration with Khushiyaan Foundation distributed approx. 300-400 meals daily.
In last two months Khushiyaan Foundation and Roti Ghar project has received support and appreciation from many across the globe. Team give credit of being fearlessly on ground daily to the continuous support of their donors, well-wishers and supporters. Chinu Kwatra, Founder of Khushiyaan is whole heartedly thankful to ANANTA, TTMS XLNC Dil Se, Child Help Foundation, Helping Hands Ngo, VIEWS, JRP, Kala’s Kitchen, Wild West Media Innovations, All Cargo Logistics Ltd, Jupiter Dychem Pvt Ltd. Along with the support from Bollywood celebs like Farah Khan, Manish Mundra, Kirti Kulhari, JaavedJaaferi, Anurag Kashyap, SonuSood, ZoaMorani who all came forward and extended their support by contributing their bit.
Khushiyaan, as the name suggests ‘Happiness” is committed to delivering Happiness to underprivileged humans of the society & environment. Khushiyaan Foundation is officially registered under the Mumbai Public Trust Act, 1950 & Societies Registration Act, 1860. Khushiyaan Foundation is formed by young team under the leadership of Mr.Chinu Kwatra
Through its successfully running projects Roti Ghar, MARD, Beach Warriors and Project Paathshala Khushiyaan foundation strives to provide healthy food to kids, runs women empowerment and menstrual hygiene programs, conducts cleanliness drives / awareness & initiates extra-curricular activities respectively. Khushiyaan foundation can be labelled as an implementing organization which designs and implements various 360 degree developmental projects. The overwhelming response and unconditional support of the volunteers have always been our inspiration to make this world a better place than before.