Sahaita started the Punjab Farmer support project in late 2015. Punjab, the bread basket of India since the Green revolution, is enduring epidemic of farmer suicide. The small farmers and the farm labor are the most vulnerable and are committing suicide as an escape from their debt burden or bad crop. The affected families include young children, elder parents and spouses who are left behind hopeless. Multiple cases are being reported in majority of villages across Punjab. Sahaita acknowledged this crisis and resolved to lend the helping hand to the affected families.
Sahaita has committed to supporting farmers and farm labor and are offering necessary financial and legal support. Sahaita is taking a three-pronged approach to supporting farmers and their families:
Currently Sahaita is supporting 25 families from 8 different villages (Kokri Kalan, Nihal Khote, Bhaini Bagha, Burj Rathi, Akalia, Joga, Ralla, Aatla). Considering the enormity of the situation, the target is to cover 100 families by the end of 2016. We need your support to realize this goal and help us serve more families. Donate today or help adopt a family for as little as $500 per year.