Tiruppur, a southern Indian city in the state of Tamil Nadu, produces 50% of the country’s knitwear and offers job opportunities to large numbers of migrants.
Today, however, the always crowded streets of one of the largest textile centers in India seem deserted. The production, due to the restrictive measures for the Coronavirus, has in fact completely stopped.
The consequences are mainly the many immigrants who work for the day and their families, who no longer have to live.
Mani Tese, through its partner NGO SAVE, is supporting migrant workers and their families by distributing food, including rice, legumes, flour, potatoes, onions, soybeans and edible oil.