India pledges to support domestic help during COVID-19

Last Modified: Wed Mar 25 2020 12:19:16 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 179
    Approximate number of domestic helps that can stay safe at home and not worry about losing their income. [This data is not updated in real time. It will be updated every 2 hours or so.]
  • 17
    Number of people that have pledged to support domestic help in India as we all deal with the COVID-19 situaion. [This data is not updated in real time. It will be updated every 2 hours or so.]
  • 2
    I pledge to help Neeta and Rukmini - domestic help at my Mom's place in Matunga, Mumbai. Both my parents are 80+ old and could do with all the help they need, but safety of these 2 wonderful women and their families win any day. I will help by ensuring both are paid their monthly wages totaling Rs. 7,000.
  • 1
    I pledge to help my old house help Maya Aunty, She helped us through our study days (a decade back) and made us feel at home. I will help her with 5000 monthly till the Coronavirus outbreak is controlled and she is able to join back at work in Vasant kunj, New Delhi.
  • 3
    Hey, it’s Archana here in Sion. Since we function only because of their help, the least I can do is continue to support Tukaram kaka, Vaishali tai and Savita ben by giving them their salaries totaling Rs.25,000.
  • 3
    We pledge to pay our invaluable home helpers Alka, Rafiq and Manisha their salaries amounting to Rs. 40,000. They make our lives wonderful and now it's our chance to make theirs a little less stressful. Our Jaihind family, are likewise taken care of. Ever grateful for each one of them.
  • 2
    Satish works for me full time. But I’m stuck out of town so I’ve asked him to watch Netflix on TV and keep the house clean. No food, no ironing, no shopping. Sunita comes to clean the house. I’ve asked her to stay at home and expect her full pay. But in this crisis I’ve paid her March salary in advance so she can buy stuff and not fret.
  • 3
    We pledge to continue to pay Rs. 11,000 to our house helps in the time when they have been sent on leave. This is our smallest contribution to the current situation. Aditi and Tarun
  • 1
    I pledge to continue to pay our house help Guddi in the time when she has been forced to stay at home.
  • 2
    I pledge to support Kishori (cook) and Hasina (maid) in this time of crisis.
  • 1
    Told my maid not to come until this is all over. She was hesitant. I assured her no pay cut, she will get her full pay into her account. Haven’t seen her smile so much.
  • 1
    I just realized how hard my help works when I was trying to mop my anti- skid white vitrified tiles. Sorry Annapoorna. (My help)
  • 1
    People will now realise how hard their househelps have been working for them. Yes, they need to be given paid holidays till the situation is brought under control.
  • 1
    Provided money to my maid. We can take care of our domestic help but what about those whom we don't know.people sleeping in footpath, rickshaw puller and mainly daily wage earners? I am totally clueless how they will survive.
  • 2
    I also paid my maid in advance, and also helped my carpenter who is jobless at the moment.
  • 2
    I have given two months salary to our maids in advance. Our colony wallas have given our security guards salaries in advance as well.
  • 34 families
    I am taking care of 34 families. Everyone must play the role.
  • 2 families
    Started the day with giving food and soap stock to 2 families! Can do more if my wife don't have to stand in line for an hour like she did today.