Guaranteeing, during the three winter months, food supplies for 25 poor families, 120 children and 12 groups of farmers, one for each of the eleven villages plus the school in Ura County, and containing the spread of the virus in the following months.
WHERE THE PROJECT TAKES PLACE
Ura County, Bhumtang District, Bhutan
WHY WE ACT IN THIS AREA
The COVID-19 emergency has aggravated an already difficult health and socio-economic situation in Bhutan. In rural areas, many of the people who have returned from India are unemployed and with the complete blockade of tourism, the local population is now at risk of poverty and malnutrition.
The Ura county government, which is located in a mountainous, cold and very poor area, contacted the Nyo Foundation, a Bhutanese association partner of ASIA, to ask for help in coping with the emergency that has brought the local community to its knees.
WHAT THE PROJECT CONSISTS OF
In the area of Ura county live 308 families, for a total of 2000 people, 120 children of which 110 in a school and 10 in a small monastery and 11 villages inhabited by very poor peasants.
ASIA, in partnership with the Nyo Foundation, thanks to funds of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano and with the co-financing of ASIA Germany, will involve the entire population in awareness-raising and prevention of the virus and will distribute health and hygiene kits to every family.
25 very poor families and 120 children will receive food rations sufficient to cover the food needs for the three coldest winter months, while 12 groups of farmers from 11 villages and the school will receive greenhouses and agricultural equipment to produce winter vegetables and achieve food and economic self-sufficiency.
The organization of the distributions will be organized in collaboration with the Ura County government, the Nyo Foundation and the departments of Agriculture and Health.