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To Kashi with Love

Even as we continue to support our artisans and safeguard our textile heritage, we hope to provide urgent assistance to the larger local community devastated by this pandemic.

Tilfi is running a fundraiser on GiveIndia to support several grassroot organizations operating in Banaras, its neighbouring districts and the remote villages of rural Eastern UP in the fight against Covid-19. Till date, Tilfi has contributed Rs 9,16,065 and additionally raised over Rs 8,00,000 towards their Covid relief efforts. 

If you would like to donate directly, we would encourage you to be a part of effort. Donate Here.

Update on Relief Efforts

The first tranche of funds has been disbursed to our partner organisations, which are working round the clock in Varanasi and neighbouring districts.

  1. 21 oxygen cylinders are in circulation in Varanasi (6), Mirzapur (10) and Jaunpur (5) for critical patients through Hope Welfare Trust. Funds for 55 oxygen cylinders have been donated to Mata Anandmayee Hospital (responsible for free oxygen supply across Varanasi district).
  2. Roughly 700 meals are distributed daily across 3 major hospitals and 2 main cremation ghats in Varanasi. Dry ration for 15 days have been distributed to 210 leprosy patient households and will be distributed to underprivileged including unemployed boatmen, sex workers, transgenders and displaced people of Varanasi.
  3. 50 oxygen regulators and over 1000 medicine kits have been distributed to those in need, and our focus is now on vaccine awareness drives in villages.
  4. Healthcare essentials such as PPE like masks, faceshields, gloves, oximeters and thermometers are being handed to village coordinators/pradhans and ASHA workers along with contact information to ensure timely detection and preventive action.

Varanasi needs us all.

As this lethal second wave of Covid-19 is sweeping across the country, it is crippling healthcare infrastructure in some of India’s biggest cities. Varanasi, our home, is the nerve center of the region - supporting patient loads from over 20 other districts which surround it. 

Our historic holy city, this melting pot of cultures, religions, crafts and civilizations, has always stood the test of time. This time, at its most vulnerable, it needs us.

If you have ever soaked in the spirituality of our land, cherished a Banarasi handwoven textile, or have simply been intrigued by the oldest-continually inhabited city in the world, we encourage you to support Varanasi in this time of crisis.

No amount is too small.