The special girl 6yrs, belong from Raigad District in Maharastra. Her father is used to work as a peon in commercial factory in Mumbai. When her father discovered that he is HIV Reactive, he did not disclose his status to anyone except his wife, who was already pregnant and tested HIV Reactive.
Due to fear of discrimination, boycott from the community and village and with shame he never disclose his status and he never took his wife to the government hospital during the delivery. He forced his wife to give birth at village home in Raigad District.
Today we have advance ART medicines for prevention of HIV from mother to child but due to ignorant, fear and shame, Her parent could never take the advantage of available medicine to save her daughter. Thus she was born with HIV reactive.
She has elder sibling sister who has also gone through similar fate like her and born with HIV reactive.
After her parents death there was no one to take the responsibility of both the children. It was not just loss of parent but her health condition was also completely neglected. The villagers with gap of 2-3 months use to fetch medicines for her from the city hospital at Sion. Due to poor health facilities and malnutrition she developed skin disease all over her body.
When one of the villagers learned about DESIRE Society from Sion Hospital they immediately admitted both sisters at DESIRE Society, Mumbai.
After admission at DESIRE Society, we priorities on her health condition, even at midnight when she was seriously ill, we admitted her at SionHospital . With lots of love and care she has recovered well.
She is a very pretty and cheerful now she is going in 1st at Maharashtra Vidyalaya English medium School.