This project is for providing high value and fresh nutritious food, counseling & guidance and regular health check up for 120 HIV/AIDS infected children in and around Madurai District in Tamil Nadu state, India. The nutritious food contains Carbohydrates, Fats, Proteins, Vitamins, and Minerals for daily diet to the target children and also the project has to provide counseling and guidance for their prospects and future career.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
World Health Organization report says that HIV/AIDS infected Children who are undergoing ART treatment need high value and fresh nutrition food for avoiding other infections such as Tuberculosis, Diarrhea , Jaundice, Ulcer, mums etc. infection and malnutrition due to heavy dose treatment and drugs reducing their appetite. The target children's homes are dysfunctional families owing to several psycho-social pressures including poverty and unable to provide nutritious food for their children
How will this project solve this problem?
The nutritious food we provide to make a proven change to the health of the target children. The children enjoy a return to health, including returning to school and enjoy longer periods of health as compared to other children not receiving the nutrition support. Provided along with ART medication the children are able to respond to the medication while children still malnourished do not have the strength to respond to the aggressive medication.
Potential Long Term Impact
The project will support 120 HIV/AIDS infected children to save the target children from certain death, uplift their morale, provide continuous health care and remove the societal negligence so as to enable them to have equitable living condition on par with other children.
Total Funding Received to Date: $5,049
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $5,049 . The original project funding goal was $87,900.