Pandemic Relief Efforts in India
As COVID-19 made its way to India, many found themselves in a situation no short of dire. A mandated quarantine and stay-at-home order were put into place. All travel was restricted and punishable by steep fines. Access to food was limited. Health care centers were overwhelmed, and an economic downturn resulted in the loss of work and income.
In efforts to support our Artisan Partners through these unprecedented times, the Noonday community rallied together in June of this year through virtual Gatherings for Global Good. 10% of sales were designated to increase emergency funding for Artisan Businesses facing the global pandemic.
One such Artisan Partner who received funding was Moon, an entrepreneur who has helped create work for dozens in her community of New Delhi.
On a monthly basis, Moon has been able to distribute over 2,500 food kits and 2,300 health kits for Artisans, their families, and fellow community members. Noonday’s partnership with Moon has also meant that Artisans have been able to sustain reliable work making accessories and home décor.
“We do not have words to thank you all enough,” Moon says, “The orders and the COVID-19 emergency support has helped us to continue to work, retain the staff and support the Artisans.”
In addition to providing financial relief and funding everyday necessities, Moon’s Artisan Business continues to provide reliable work to Artisans who make some of your favorite products. Sanitation drives and awareness sessions have also been put into place to educate Moon’s community about personal protection practices during the pandemic. Many local houses are being disinfected and sanitized.
With the help of consistent orders from Noonday Collection, Moon’s team of Artisans have been able to continue working from home while financially supporting their families.
When you purchase Noonday accessories like the Verve Hoops, the Origins Wrap Bracelet, or the Stripe and Floral Face Masks, Set of 2, you directly impact Artisan communities around the globe like Moon’s.
“Thanks to you, all the friends and Ambassadors at Noonday Collection, from all of us Artisans for keeping the organization alive and active,” Moon says, “It is such a solace that humanity continues to flourish in the form of organizations like Noonday Collection.”