The GWC Kadali staff distributed 120 hand sanitizers, 240 masks, plus food packets (rice, chicken, and other grocery items), and 1/2 liters of water in their own village of Kadali. They were visited by a Member of the Legislative Assembly, Mr. Rapaka Varaprasada Rao, who held a press conference with the Gram Panchayat. There was also a writeup in the local newspaper. We are very proud of the work the Kadali Project under the direction of Shravan Kumar is doing to impact their community.
Our truck was loaded with 85 bags of groceries and set off to a village called Puchalanka, a low-lying village which was marooned by the recent floods. It was so remote that we, to reach this village, had to walk, take a boat, and again walk.
By 1:30 pm, our team arrived at the embankment. An embankment is a pile of mud wall to protect the villages on the other side of the river from floods. Since the truck could not go in to the village, the bags were off loaded on the embankment itself. Carrying the bags, we started walking toward the boat which was a few yards away. The scene was picturesque, tall trees and bushes on either sides of the road with flood waters all around. We crossed the canal by a boat, where some of the villagers greeted us. They helped carry the grocery bags by their bikes, and gave us a ride sparing us from walking.
By the time we reached the village, there were eighty people waiting for us. We have distributed 80 bags of groceries, and 80 bottles of drinking water provided by our GWC water plant. (80 people represented 80 families). The villagers were telling, just a day before yesterday, one could see this village inundated with the flood waters flowing through their homes. The entire village was marooned, no electricity. Even on this day when we went, the electric power was off. The flood waters flowed through their homes. They thanked us for we have provided this relief at the right time."
To date, their efforts have provided relief in these villages:
Puchalanka and Kandalapalem - 80 families
Dirishalepeta - 40 families
Gannavaram - 60 families
Ayadhya Lanka - 80 famlies
GWC Projects worked on two major initiatives over the summer to help slow the spread of Covid in India as well as care for the individuals affected. The rate of spread was so high that the hospitals were unable to care for everyone, leaving some to lay in the streets to see if they would recover on their own. Global Water oversaw building and operating Covid centers in four different locations and sent oxygen concentrators from the U.S. to India. Here, GWC India Director and Kadali Project Manager, Shravan Kumar, represents at the opening of the Kadali Covid Center.
In India where our Kadali Project is located, many families live in a single room or two-room house. The entire family of three or four people live in these houses. If anyone in the family is infected with Covid, it is very difficult for him to isolate himself. In this way the virus is spreading rapidly. Isolation centers are ideal to stop the spread of viruses.
Each facility we started begins as an isolation center and, once oxygen concentrators arrive, they upgrade to Covid Care centers. The government is providing the physical facility and we are providing beds and food. The government is also providing health care workers and meds.
Here is a rundown on three of our locations.
MUNGANDA: We provided thirty beds, and are supplying food to the patients.
KADALI: A Covid center was started at Kadali in a high school building. We provided ten beds and are supplying food.
AINAVALLI: This is a remote village. We sent out thirty beds to an isolation center at Ainavalli village.
Each center is given five pulse oximeters, a bp apparatus and thermal guns. These regions have no area hospital, so the centers help many people.
The centers we have started at Munganda and Kadali have been published in the daily newspapers.
“Shravan Kumar, director of Global Water Consortium and Miracle Ministries, Sandhya and Joshua have provided a 30 bed Covid isolation center in the village of Munganda in P Gannavaram Assembly constituency. Inaugurating the Center Kondeti Chittibabu, Hon' MLA, said this center would run under the supervision of government doctors. Tahsildar Bandi Mrutyunjayarao, MPDO M. Prabhakar Rao, Nagullanka PHC Medical officer K. Subbaraju, Sarpanch Kusuma Ratna Kumari etc participated.”
“An isolation center with 20 beds at Kadali High school was inaugurated by MLA Rapaka Vara Prasada Rao. Shravan Kumar of Miracle Ministries, his wife Sandhya , and YSRCP leader Kancharla Shekhar provided 20 beds. BP apparatus, Pulse oximeters and meds were provided to the health staff. Sarpanch Choppala Gunanath, Ex Sarpanch Medidi Seshagiirao, Mohan etc participated.”
GWC Kadali had a special dedication for launching the Concentrator Program to support our Covid Centers. Program Director Kumar was joined by Smt. CH Anuradha Garu (Honorable M.P. - Amalapuram), Sri. Rapaka VaraPrasadrao Garu (Honorable M.L.A. - Razole), and Sri. Kondeti Chittibabu Garu (Honorable M.L.A. - P. Gannavaram).
The program continues to reach many people across several communities, helping those who would normally never get access to this level of health support.
Press Conference honoring the work GWC Kadali has done to provide Covid relief to the community.
A video made by our Kadli team at the grand opening of the Inavelli site.