During winter in slum areas, poor people face many difficulties because they don’t have warm cloth to keep them warm. This puts them at a higher risk of getting frostbite, and other cold-related illnesses. As a result, their health suffers, and they have to endure the cold without the right protection.
Around 10 volunteers from ICFDR organised a winter cloth distribution and visited three different places: a slum area, an old-age home, and an orphanage. They spent three days, from January 12th to January 15th, 2023, distributing winter clothes. The volunteers gave winter clothes to children in the slum area and in the orphanage as well and provided winter clothing to senior citizens at the old-age home.
People had different reactions when they received new winter clothes from our volunteers. The senior citizens at the old-age home were happy and grateful, and they felt emotional seeing the new winter clothes. The children in the orphanage and slum area were very excited and some of them even put on the new winter clothes right away.