SFIRD has been working in the villages located on the coast of the Bay of Bengal. The functionaries identified over 160 HIV & AIDS infected cases and the most deserving 30 cases are to be helped. Poverty lack of livelihood opportunities results in people migrating to other places. Social stigma is high and therefore we plans to help 30 most deserving cases with Community Based Rehabilitation activities. NGO posses vast & rich experience and therefore is approaching for support and partnership.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Persons infected with HIV & AIDS epidemics are the sufferers. The spouse dies with the trauma the single person in the family is not able to take care of the children. Social stigma & discrimination in interior villages is high due to the caste / class structure. Children suffer & are being affected with this. Poverty is the main problem and therefore SFIRD intends to undertake community based rehabilitation in the form of providing feasible & viable income generation for family sustainability.
How will this project solve this problem?
Community Based Rehabilitation helps the infected at his home to start earning for the family's living. They will live with dignity and pride as they don't depend on others or go for hard work as they are not productive. They will take good food to keep up their health. Children will not be infected when necessary precaution are taken with the awareness generation of the project counselors. They get respect from others in the community and will live happily. They will not encounter social stigma
Potential Long Term Impact
30 infected families will send their children to schools & they get income from the CBR unit proposed. They will be empowered with safe sex practices & will not infect others. They get good medical and health inputs with the involvement of counselors. Others in the community will also maintain good relations with the infected families and learn to be careful in their dealings with others. The families will save money for their children and will take care of their future. This will be replicable.
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.