Consequences of COVID 19 in SASANE Sisterhood ?

May 7, 2020

The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic is the defining global health crisis of our time and the greatest challenge we have faced since World War Two. Since its emergence in Asia late last year, the virus has spread to most of the countries.

Nepal, a landlocked country aspiring to graduate from a Least Developed Country status, stands highly vulnerable to the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic. Heedful of its vulnerabilities, the Government of Nepal has enforced a nationwide lockdown and activated its federal, provincial, and local level mechanisms to respond to the crisis. While there is an urgent need to strengthen the existing health system to handle the situation in case of any sudden surge of the outbreak, standardize the quarantine facilities and provide immediate relief to the most-affected, equally important is to help the country mitigate the socio-economic impacts and prepare for longer-term recovery.

While the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is relatively small [below 100 as of 6 May], the secondary impact of the global pandemic is huge and it is already taking a serious toll on an economy that relies heavily on remittances, imports fueled by remittances, informal labor, and tourism revenues.

 

Request For Support

The Corona Virus (COVID- 19) pandemic has deeply affected the business and impact-oriented activities of SASANE Sisterhood Trekking and Travels Pvt. Ltd. also directly affecting the day to day life of SASANE’s beneficiaries who belong to a vulnerable group of women being survivors of human trafficking and other social issues. Our home-stay has also been out of business due to the country lock-down. In this serious situation SASANE would like to request our supporters, well-wishers, and volunteers to support us through donation so that we can continue looking after our sisters and make sure they remain protected.