***UPDATE - In less than 24 hours we CRUSHED our goal all thanks to the incredible generosity of all of you! Many people have still wanted to donate, so we extended our goal to $2,000 to store in reserve another 4,550 meals to donate to the community or our drivers, should the quarantine extend. Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts! Drivers will begin receiving meals as early as tomorrow! (pictures coming). ***
In the last few days, COVID-19 has caused a nationwide shut down mandated by the government to stop the spread of the virus, including a mandatory restriction on public transportation (including tuk tuks).
While we support the effort to save lives, you can only imagine the impact it has had on our drivers now that they cannot work. Most of our driver’s income has dropped from about $2/day down to $0.
We feel responsible for each one of our drivers and their families, it has been our pleasure to provide a stable income for them for almost 2 years, and during this difficult time, we want to make sure they can survive this sudden income shortage.
We are working to raise a small amount of money to provide food for all of our drivers and their families.
It costs just $0.11 USD to provide 1 person 1 meal. We are looking to raise $1500 to provide 13,640 meals to help our drivers eat and feed their families until they can work again! $1500 is enough to purchase enough food to help feed all 139 of our drivers and their families for the duration of the mandatory quarantine. *As little as $10 is enough to help an entire family bridge the gap through this period.
If you have just a few dollars to spare, I ask you to consider donating to help us provide this lifesaving food for our drivers! Any amount helps, 100% of the donations go to purchasing food for our drivers and their families (wives and kids)! Thank you for supporting us and the people that we are working so hard to serve!