SEWA Sangini Cooperative: Providing Child Care for Women Informal Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic in India


The SEWA Sangini Cooperative provides child-care services for SEWA members – all women workers in informal employment – through 11 centres across Ahmedabad, India. This case study documents how the cooperative responded to COVID-19 through community outreach and adapted child-care services to support workers and the children in their households. Central to the cooperative's immediate and effective response is the decision-making power invested in child-care workers who sit on the board of the cooperative and their strong ties with the community and SEWA.

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