After battling the pandemic in 2020, losing dear members of staff and loved ones, the JKPS and Mahima Homes' teams in Kolkata, India, began the new year full of hope as cases of Covid-19 finally began to decline. A hope shattered by the devastating second wave of the virus which spread through the country in May 2021.
With the grief, sorrow and economic burden of the first wave having barely subsided, the staff wasted no time preparing themselves to once again help those suffering. For Mahima Homes caregiver, Papia Mondal, this meant helping to provide a safe space to quarantine, and 24/7 care, for the young girls she helps serve who tested Covid-19 positive. Young girls who have been rescued from the sex trafficking industry and provided with the support they need to learn new skills, heal from trauma, find community and hear the Gospel through the Mahima Homes network.