The River Fund

The River Fund is dedicated to providing physical, emotional and spiritual support, to people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS and other life challenging illnesses and circumstances, as well as their loved ones and caregivers. We serve the poor, those who often are alone and in need - regardless of a person's religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender or age.
May 20, 2014

May Quarterly Report

Our children are growing fast!
Our children are growing fast!

Dear Donors, friends and well-wishers of “little HEARTS orphanage”

I thank God for giving me wonderful time to share good news with you all about our boys done very well in their 10th class examinations.

One of our boys Anil got 8.7 grade, Hari Prasad with 8.3 grade and Charan with 8 grade and stood School First, second and third respectively. My friend and their school teacher Mr.Madhu Mohan Rao informed me over the phone about their success and felt proud as their class teacher. These are all happened due to your kind love, donations and heartfelt support.

Hari Prasad belongs to Scheduled Tribe Caste. We are encouraging him to become a Doctor because it’s very easy for him to get a seat in government Medical College to become a Doctor in the future because of his Caste. In Scheduled Tribe Caste quota many seats are available and few boys and girls only go up to that level!

From this academic year the above 3 boys go to college. To send them to private colleges we need more financial support to make them as Doctor and Engineers. To send them to private colleges we need to spend more money to pay college fee, clothes, books, transportation etc.

In this connection I humbly request our Donors donate more money to send them to become Doctors and Engineers in the near future.

All the children at “little HEARTS orphanage” doing very well and showing all round performance. From this academic year we have plans to feed them weekly thrice with Eggs, Milk and Fruits and evening snacks everyday.

Life skills training has also been given to all the children.

I am happy to inform that Ms. Neeharika from GG who is from our State Andhra Pradesh Capital Hyderabad is going to visit “little HEARTS orphanage” in June. From her personal report and as an eye witness you would know more soon. LHO’s first and second floor needs to be painted soon.

Last month we have received an official letter from Women and Child Welfare Department of A.P government through Ms. Manjula, Legal cum Probation Officer of “Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS)” to take brother Sunil 10 and Venky 6 years old who lost mother and father left them on the streets and 10 days later we have received another letter from same department Women and Children Welfare through ICPS to take another girl Khadaramma, 8years old who is HIV positive girl and lost both the parents. As an NGO we should obey the government rules and regulations and we should not say never for their requests to take children for short stay or stay forever. Sunil, Venky and Khadaramma. We are giving extra nutrition to Khadaramma every day morning and evening with Milk, Egg and fruits. Now these 3 children are healthy, happy and playing all the day!

Again on 14th I received another call from Ms. Manjula, Legal cum Probation Officer of ICPS called and requested to take another boy for short stay who is lost from their parents from a village. We obeyed for her request and took the boy … after few days his parents came and boy joined with their parents happily who is from a village.

In the month of April, I was invited to attend and got an opportunity to share our work with government top level officers like Mr. Sreekanth, IAS, District Magistrate and Collector who is the Big Boss of all government, Labour, Police, Women and Child Departments when the ICPS conducted one day Convergence Meeting at Golden Jubilee Hall, Collectorate Compound, Nellore.

Before I close this quarterly report, once again I request our Donors donate more and give life to the orphaned, sick, disadvantaged and poverty stricken children at “little HEARTS orphanage”

Please see the attachment of Budget for this academic year which begins on 12th June and ends 23rd April every year.

Our sincere thanks to the Global Giving and the River Fund, U.S.A. for their continuous and long term support since 2005.

With kind regards,

C. Prasanna Kumar

HEARTS


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Apr 16, 2014

April 2014 Quarterly Report

Children in need
Children in need

Progress

The funds we received in early 2014 (US $12,000.) enabled us to send 600 children back to school.

We purchased and distributed the scholastic material to the children registered across the project areas, while the uniforms were being sewn and were given out on at Nambogo, Tororo, Amonikakinei, Busia and Bugiri.

These children are happy and excited to be in school and without our help they simply could not attend.

Needs

When the children gather to pick up their uniforms and supplies, hundreds more children show up hoping for education / school support as well. These kids are orphans or other vulnerable children. It is important to keep them in school for as long as possible, especially the girls. One extra year of secondary school increases a girl's future wages by up to 25%!

We are so grateful that all the children have gone back to school in time with all what they needed for their schooling. But we have to do it again and again. Education can and does change lives.

Finally, education is not enough in and of itself. These kids families need income generating training / activities. They need training in hygiene and sanitation. Child headed households need to be trained in the many skills it takes to raise a family from home repair to animal husbandry and cooking and cleaning.

Thank you to our donors and friends for your help.

Apr 16, 2014

Quarterly Report - April 2014

RWEN Group Leaders - Blandina & Grace
RWEN Group Leaders - Blandina & Grace

Rural Women's Empowerment Network (RWEN) progress Report - April 2014

Education

352 in total are registered with RWEN

152 Orphans and other vulnerable children (OVC) get support

52 live in the center, 100 in other neighbouring schools

With the funds we received in January 2014, we managed to:

  • To buy scholastic material for children
  • To buy Uniforms
  • Pay school fees for most needy OVCs in primary and secondary school
  • Buy food (maize and beans) and soap for the children

Health

We feed the elderly women, men and epilepsy at the center. Drama group went out to sensitize people based on The Long Term HIV/AIDS Skill, there in need to give this group a separate project of Income generation activities if fund are realized.
We still need female and male condom to promote the Prevention of spread of HIV/AIDS.

Our Future Plans

We plan to buy sewing machine and train school dropout girls and women in tailoring skill.
To network and participate in the special sustainable skills for women being organized by our sponsor organisation RARUDO.

To buy and distribute improve vegetable seeds for planting as source in income.
To boost the goats project for HIV/AIDS to improve nutrition aspects among PLWAS.
To provide simple shelter for the elderly
Provide special project for child headed families such as Heifer project.

Continue supporting the children with educational material in the term 2 and term 3 because they need our help and the fees are needed termly.
There is need to provide women with garden tools and improved seeds basically Vegetables and cereal crops for a better agriculture harvest.

Greetings and many thanks to our donors and our beloved friends.

Yours Sincerely,
Teopista Auma
Chair person

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