We wish to thank GlobalGiving for the invaluable support being extended to our intervention for the children living with HIV/AIDS. We take this opportunity to thank the individual donors for their kind assistance towards helping the kids living with HIV here in utmost need.
To improve the quality of life of such children, support was extended to them. Records have mentioned that the weight of this child has increased. Where three meals a day was uncertain to this family, this support has brought remarkable change in the health status of this child.
Kumar (name changed) is studying 11th grade. The family lives in a small tiled house, his father is infected with HIV/AIDS and has been taking the Anti Retro Viral (ART) treatment for the last 13 years. He works as shepherd herding goats. Kumar and her mother too are infected with HIV and have undergoing ART. But the other child Kumar’s sister Priya (name changed) is not infected with HIV.
Kumar has been benefiting by the nutritional package provided by SPPD since the year 2012. His father says that only because of the nutrients that he gets from the nutritional kit, Kumar has been able to maintain the CD 4 count at a very good level. According to him his son enjoys to be able to relish the eggs, milk and the health drink , grams and date fruits from the nutritional kit.
He is so happy that Kumar has been able to concentrate on his studies and has reached 10th without any major opportunistic infections afflicting all these years, because of the nutritional supplements he receives all these years. He recalls the terrible struggle he had to undergo before the family started receiving the nutritional support from SPPD. The family of Kumar as a whole wants to be grateful for this help being extended.
Stephen (name changed) is studying 10th standard in the own village school. His father was working as a truck driver and he passed away in the year 2006 due to HIV/AIDS. After his death Stephen and his mother went in for screening tests and both were found to be infected with HIV/AIDS. She has been undergoing ART since then and Stephen has started the treatment only last month as his CD4 was more than 1000 initially and has started dropping only in the recent months.
Stephen’s mother has been a member of Red Ribbon unit functioning with the facilitation of SPPD since the year 2004. His mother’s health condition is worsening and yet she keeps going for work, as the entire family depends on her earnings. She says while her association with SPPD as a member of the Red Ribbon unit has gone a long way in making her aware of most of the vital information on HIV/ AIDS.
She further says that this helps her in the very difficult task of bringing up her two children both of whom are infected. His mother attributes the same solely to the regular intake of the nutrients. She along with the children thank Global Giving and the donors for the continued help.