SUCCESS STORY OF LAKSHMI AT HYDERABAD CARE HOME
Baby Lakshmi hails from a small village where she used to live in a little hut along with her elder brother and sister. These siblings lost their parents due to AIDS and unfortunately baby Lakshmi was also infected with HIV during her birth. Though the elder siblings are non-reactive with HIV but they are helpless to extend their support to this little girl due to poverty and stigma associated with HIV/AIDS. Later Lakshmi’s sister got married and left this baby with her brother. Now Lakshmi’s brother too is in the process of finding an alliance to get married. He left Lakshmi with their paternal grand-mother who believed is only the guardian to this baby. The reason behind leaving this girl at grandma’s place because her brother may not get an alliance in their community if he stays with her sister who is infected with HIV. But surroundings at grandma’s place had cursed baby and thus had lead baby in to more pathetic living circumstances. Her grand ma used to torture the baby saying, “Your mother had contracted with HIV in the community and then she had passed the virus to my son thus caused to their death” and they left you with me as a life time sad memory. I don’t want you staying with me…..go away….and live yourself. Theses unsupported circumstances left the baby with uncertain on her further survival. But when Lakshmi came to receive her monthly regular supplementary nutrition kit distributed by DESIRE Society, the organization had come to know her painful living situation and then DESIRE Society offered admission to this baby as an orphan at Institutional Care Home run by DESIRE. Hence the baby has got an opportunity of sharing her feelings, emotions and joys with her 65 more such inmates in Institutional Care Home at Hyderabad.
What DESIRE Society did for baby Lakshmi:
Since the girl was admitted on 19th June 2013, DESIRE Society has been rendering its best for the quality and extended life span for this baby. When Lakshmi was admitted she was malnourished, badly required medical attention as she was neglected by her family members. Her CD4 count was 200cells/micro L which was supposed to be at least 500. She was offered proper counseling, treatment and medicines for opportunistic infections (OIs) by our medical team. She is also able to receive round the clock health care and monitoring. Lakshmi was put on ART (Antiretroviral Treatment, a lifesaving drug) as her CD4 count was low. She is also required a balanced diet as ART has got more side effects. Exactly here DESIRE Society has put more attention on planned nutritional diet which truly helped this baby to continue drug adherence, thus lead baby to gain physical weight and height improvement. After these continuous efforts have put by DESIRE, now Lakshmi’s health condition is getting stable and heading progress. Now her CD4 count is raised to 759cells/micro L. Improved health condition has blessed this baby to resume her education. Now she is in 5th standard while attending a private school close by DESIRE care home. “I want to become a doctor when I grow up and wish to serve my village people” are the words of this innocent Lakshmi.
We at DESIRE Society hope baby Lakshmi should live long and may her dreams come true like a normal girl child.
Lakshmi is one among thousands of such children suffering with HIV/AIDS in India. DESIRE Society was born to support such children through providing comprehensive care with social security by reaching up to 800 children since 2005. The organization shall continue its sincere services to make lives of these children happy till they live.
Sincerely hoping helping hand of GLOBAL GIVING support for this noble cause continues....
Aslam , a 6 years old HIV boy , is associated with DESIRE Society from 2013 onwards. Parents of this boy are from poor socio – economic back ground .His younger sister , a 3 year old HIV girl is also accomodated in care home ,Ida. His HIV father is in last stages of HIV. His mother , being a HIV positive is given shelter as a care taker job.She is the only bread earner in family with job of care taker in DESIRE Society at present. After birth of both children , the father came to know of HIV status of entire family.Once the diagnosis is done , the government hospirtal staff has referred to us for this case.
From the time of admission this year , Aslam has improved upon his health status to betterment situation. The schooling for him is also on rolls.Contributions at GLOBAL GIVING level will reshape life span of many of such children in long run.
GLOBAL GIVING REPORT [April to June 2013]
The quarterly support [ April to June 2013] has yet again proved our strength of running the care home facility at Hyderabad.The number of HIV infected/affected orphan children has gone up to 63 at present.
The schooling facility provided to these HIV children has improved gradually.The ratio of outside private schooling vs in house schooling is increasing.Although spending has shoot up with this facilitation in outside schooling but net outcome is qualitative education.
To sum up, this quarter has shown long lasting impact of spending on their educational needs. The eldest girl, Rinkusha, has passed out high school with bright colors this academic year. The girl has lost both parents with HIV. Her maternal uncle with poor socio-economic status was unable to keep her and her positive younger brother.This has led them on streets and DESIRE Society has taken up challenge. At present , her dream of getting into professional stream will be persuaded with help of continued helping hand of “GLOBAL GIVING platform”.
Hopefully support generated via “ GlobalGiving level “ will keep on adding to their basic educational status in future too.
see rinkusha , girl with joy of passing high school in 2013
SUCESS STORY OF KRISHNAVENI The krishnavi is best example of a HIV girl survived from clutches of this dreadful disease.By birth being a HIV child has made her to loose both parents with HIV.When she got enrolled with us in health camp we started giving her medical attention.After death of parents she was brought to care home in Hyderabad. The facility at care home has given her a chance to flourish further in limited life span.At present her health status is good.She is able to attend outside schooling. She is growing like a normal child and able to finish her the daily activities.Being elder to some of other inmates in care home, her leadership qualities is making her to train them in house hold responsibilities too. The support at GLOBALGIVING platform is keeping spirit alive for many of such children in our Hyderabad care home.A positive response from supporters will have a value based addition in their potential life span in future too.
THIRD PROJECT REPORT [OCT –DEC 2012]
” Getting back to zero” theme of UNAIDS has been main focus for us. Still,care home has witnessed new admissions in 2012.”Out of them Paul Raj,HIV boy, case study is worth mentioning.He was brought from railway platform searching for food in dustbin after loss of mother with HIV.Balanced food & timely medicine has saved this boy from clunches of virus.On weekly basis he has gained weight & now happily attending classes within premises too.Also, eldest three boys are admitted in ITI college ,passing out from high school this year.
We share our humble request to continue supporting HIV children’s cause in India via DESIRE Society.The new care homes at Mumbai as well as Visakhapatnam are going to fill void created between HIV related issues & under-privileged community at need.The ongoing efforts along with GG will fulfill dream of our director, G Ravi Babu to have society devoid of HIV children.
Let's join hands together for HIV children's cause
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