NEW DELHI—Sahulat Microfinance Society (Sahulat), a voluntary apolitical, non-profit making social service organisation running as part of Vision 2026, has decided to provide financial assistance for those whose businesses and earnings have come to naught or who are facing acute financial crunch as their earning members fell victim to Covid-19. Launched at the countrywide level, the project aims at helping such people stand on their own feet once again. It targets to help 10,000 such hapless people during the first year of the launch of this project.
Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) President Syed Sadatullah Husaini inaugurated the project at a programme held at JIH headquarters recently. In his inaugural speech, he said we are passing through a very critical time: people have become jobless, they have lost their businesses or their earning members, lakhs of people are facing starvation. “There is a need that people come forward to bail them out of this crisis,” he underlined. He expressed pleasure that the Covid-19 Handholding Project has been readied within a specified time.
On this occasion, the Jamaat leader also recalled how our doctors, paramedical teams and social workers strived their level best to fulfil the responsibility of saving the lives of lakhs of people during the pandemic. “Now it is time once again to come forward to lend a helping hand to those who have lost their jobs and businesses and help them stand on their own feet,” the JIH President appealed to the citizens of the country.
Earlier, JIH Vice President Mohammad Jafar, in his introductory speech, presented a picture of how the first and second waves of Covid-19 have affected the masses and brought them to the brink of starvation.
He said that the cooperative system has proved very effective in solving the financial problems of people. Therefore, the same cooperative system has been adopted for the implementation of this project.
Human Welfare Foundation (HWF) General Secretary Muazzam Naik explained the minute details of the project. He said that a separate Bank Account has been created for this purpose. The entire process is transparent, and one can contribute thereto only through cheque or e-transfer.
The website and app for the project were also inaugurated. Mohammad Usama, In-charge of the Sahulat introduced the app, how it works and how cases of needy persons can be recommended through the app without any hassle. This app will ensure the quick disposal of cases.