Aug 20, 2020

Response to support HIV Children to fight COVID19

Greetings from Society for Poor People Development (SPPD)

The hardships that Covid19 pandemic has inflicted have not left any section of the society untouched here. And among our target communities, the condition of those living with HIV here has become worse to worst during the last three months. The victims of HIV constantly live in the grip of the fear of contracting the covid19 infection on one hand, while the total loss of even the minimal livelihood has been taking a heavy toll of their already fragile health. The dangerously low level of immunity that the persons living with HIV has been making their lives much more difficult in our working villages now.

The lockdown measures have reduced them to extreme misery and though lockdown has been lifted with a lot of restrictions of late. But the economic activities especially the livelihood opportunities are scarce and it would take a long time for revival it appears. The rigid medical regimen of ART therapy which is vital for the very survival of the persons living with HIV and it requires a minimum requirement of food intake. But the COVID-19 pandemic has made their lives extremely difficult being unable to make even the marginal income that they were able earn formerly. Many of the members of the community of persons living with HIV in our villages have recorded poorer CD 4 count in the last couple of months.

Lalitha (name changed) who was living with HIV and with very low CD4 count, being deprived of nutritious food has tragically passed away last month. SPPD has been trying its best to help the community during these hard times and extended help to 40 of those families with the sponsorship from some kind hearted donors. A total number of 986 of families were distributed with kit of dry ration who are depended on daily wages. A total of 600 families out of which few families of persons living with HIV with direct cash transfer of Rs.3000/- and Rs.5000/- respectively were benefited. Though the needy persons from the community are quite higher here SPPD has been doing its bit to extend a helping hand.

Jul 25, 2020

Response to support HIV Children to fight COVID19

Greetings from Society for Poor People Development (SPPD)

The hardships that Covid19 pandemic has inflicted have not left any section of the society untouched here. And among our target communities, the condition of those living with HIV here has become worse to worst during the last three months. The victims of HIV constantly live in the grip of the fear of contracting the covid19 infection on one hand, while the total loss of even the minimal livelihood has been taking a heavy toll of their already fragile health. The dangerously low level of immunity that the persons living with HIV has been making their lives much more difficult in our working villages now.

The lockdown measures have reduced them to extreme misery and though lockdown has been lifted with a lot of restrictions of late. But the economic activities especially the livelihood opportunities are scarce and it would take a long time for revival it appears. The rigid medical regimen of ART therapy which is vital for the very survival of the persons living with HIV and it requires a minimum requirement of food intake. But the COVID-19 pandemic has made their lives extremely difficult being unable to make even the marginal income that they were able earn formerly. Many of the members of the community of persons living with HIV in our villages have recorded poorer CD 4 count in the last couple of months.

Lalitha (name changed) who was living with HIV and with very low CD4 count, being deprived of nutritious food has tragically passed away last month.

SPPD has been trying its best to help the community during these hard times and extended help to 40 of those families with the sponsorship from some kind hearted donors. A total number of 986 of families were distributed with kit of dry ration who are depended on daily wages. 600 families with direct cash transfer of Rs.3000/- and Rs.5000/- respectively were benefited. Though the needy persons from the community are quite higher here SPPD has been doing its bit to extend a helping hand.

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Jun 16, 2020

Journey towards Sustainable Development

The last three months have witnessed unprecedented events with the Covid19 pandemic crisis taking a heavy toll of the lives of people belonging to all sections here. In particular the daily wager families have been put to unimaginable misery due to the lockdown enforced as part of containment of the spread of the virus.

All the parents of the youth who form part of our rural youth skill project are daily wage earners and many of them are seasonal migrant laborers. And the COVID19 lockdown has completely shattered their livelihoods. As transmission of the viral infection is the prime most concern to prevent community spread, SPPD has been actively sensitizing the youth and through them their family members by tele –calling on the importance of prevention.

Awareness generation are done on the vital preventive aspects of physical distancing, wearing masks and hygienic practices such as frequent washing of hands with soap etc. 436 Sanitation kit were distributed to families depended on daily wages . Food kit comprising of dry rations also have been given to 484 families depended on daily wages. We had distributed the food kit sponsored by our donors. These grocery kits have helped the families of the youth to manage their daily food needs for around a month during the lockdown period.

This apart, online classes also have been conducted by the skill training institutions concerned to which the youth are attached so as to ensure the youth do not miss the theory classes during the period. SPPD takes care to equip the youth with the vocational skills by conducting the online classes with the help of Google Meet and Zoom apps.  

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