Covid19: Nun on mission to make 50,000 masks

In Guwahati, the commercial capital of Assam state in northeastern India, Sister Rose Hauniang Paite has adapted her tailoring school in response to the looming threat of coronavirus over surrounding slums.

The school is normally run as a community development initiative, offering skills training to local women and children who are vulnerable to exploitation such as human trafficking. But now it’s been turned into a mask-making center.

Twenty-five women are stitching around 500 masks a day to be distributed throughout the slums of the region, where people live very close together without access to drainage systems, running water or a fraction of the money needed for medical and sanitary supplies.” Read more

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