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Jul 1, 2019

Thank you for your care and support.

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.  

True Story:

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.

May 22, 2019

The Way leads ahead for bright future....

While submitting this report we wish to convey the sense of gratitude expressed by the young students who have been the beneficiaries of the kind hearted donors of GlobalGiving. The time since our last report has proved to be yet another period poor students in our region in receiving hassle free vocational skill training, imparted towards shaping their future, despite their very difficult family circumstances. Following are the stories of some of the students , who have been getting benefited from the kind help of the donors of GlobalGiving.

Manikandan

Manikandan’s family was living in the state of Kerala as his father was working in the tea plantations located at Thekkady. There he had got married to another woman and being an alcoholic, Manikandan’s fath-er used to verbally and physically abuse his mother every day under the influence of alcohol. His mother having become a mental wreck due to this kind of domestic violence she had moved back to T. Pettai near Musiri, her native place along with her two sons. She works as a daily wage labourer taking up odd jobs here to support her family.

Here Manikandan her elder son had the opportunity to undergo the two year diploma course in Hospitality. During the first year of the course Manikandan under went internship at “Grand Thekkady” a reputed hotel at the hill station of Thekkady and in the second year Manipal Hotel at Bangalore in the second year. While undergoing the course due to the benevolence of the donors of GlobalGiving, he was receiving lunch on every working day of the institute, a set of free uniform apart from the cost of bus fare. Manikandan could pay a major part of the course fee from the income he received during his internships. This has gone a long way in reducing the burden of Manikandan’s mother while ensuring a secured and dignified livelihood and career for him. He along with his mother and the younger brother studying 8th grade profusely thank the donors of GlobalGiving for making it a possibility.

S. Dhinesh

Dhinesh is one of the three children of Subramani and Latha. Dhinesh’s father is a small milk vendor in the hamlet of Pillapalayam. The family owns a small tiled house. With the very minimal income he makes his father Subramani had married off Dinesh’s elder sister. This apart, this apart a major tragedy struck the family. The elder brother of Dhinesh had met with a road accident and died. His father had to spend on the hospitalization post accident. This had forced his father to borrow heavily.

Under such very difficult circumstances, his father had decided to involve his younger son Dhinesh who had completed his 12 year school studies by then his milk vending business due to the heavy financial strain. But due to hard convincing of the team , Dhinesh had joined the course of Hospitality. The perks of free lunch, bus fare from home, uniform and the accident insurance have proved to be highly helpful for Dhinesh in completing his two year vocational skill studies. He underwent internship at the popular “Safol Hotel” located in Ooty during the first year and the second year internship at the Manipal hotel in Bangalore.

All of them in the family of Dhinesh wish to thank GlobalGiving for the immense help that he had received during the course of his studies. They want to convey their sense of gratitude to all the donors of GlobalGiving.

Apr 2, 2019

Through your support you help reach our goals!

We take this wonderful opportunity to sincerely thank you for your continued support in this project. Your kindness and generosity has enabled to reach out to the students who are in need of our help.

Your contribution to our project through GlobalGiving has a huge impact on the Children living with HIV/AIDS.

Ravi (name changed) along with other four members his father, the step mother and the two brothers reside in a small tiled house. His father has been living HIV and has been under the Anti Retro Viral Therapy (ART) since 2006. He is too weak to take up any work. His mother had passed away having been infected by HIV. His step mother is also living with HIV. Hence the two elder brothers of Ravi had to drop out of school and take up odd work as daily labour to earn for the living of the family.

The MGREG scheme work for 100 days of work a year is shared by the two of them. Due to the severe drought conditions prevailing in the region for the last four years the jobs are very hard to come by. The very minimal income they are able make, they struggle hard to support Ravi’s education along with the basic expenses of the family. With enormous determination, his brothers strive very hard to educate their brother to make up for their own inability to continue their studies.

Ravi has been under ART for the last 10 years. The therapy he has been on, takes a heavy toll of the health of Ravi. He is underweight and was extremely weak. But with the nutritional supplements he has been receiving for the last few months from GlobalGiving, his body weight has increased. More importantly, his CD4 count has increased at present.

 
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