Karuna Trust

Our vision is of a world without prejudice, in which every human being has the opportunity to fulfil their potential, regardless of their background or beliefs. We aim to do this by challenging the ignorance and prejudice that trap people in poverty.
Sep 30, 2013

Madhuri from Bhimnagar Slum

Madhuri
Madhuri

Madhuri is typical of the gilrs at the project.

22 years old, she lives in a small house, constructed of tin sheeting, with her 2 brothers, a sister-in-law, and her 2 parents, in Bhimnagar slum.

Her father is a rickshaw driver, and brings in 7,000rs a month, on which it is impossible to support a family of 6. 

Madhuri explains that she used to see other girls who were attending classes, how confident they were, and the new skills they were acquiring. 

" I wanted to help my family. This was my main concern. I really wanted to take responsibility in helping, especially because my father is getting older. I decided to enrol in the computer classes. I attended these classes for 3 months. In this time, I was also able to attend other classes that the foundation were running, such as the 'Personality Development' lectures and 'Spoken English' classes. All of these things helped me to get a job in a call centre as a call attendent."

Madhuri now earns 7,000rs a month, which means the household income is now doubled. She also expresses happiness that she no longer has to wear old clothes as she always used to have to.

"I am very grateful to the donors" she said smiling widely.

Thank you for your support which allows these girls to change their lives, and the way they are regarded in their families and communities.

Sep 30, 2013

Supplementary Nutrition for Parvez

Parvej
Parvej

Parvej is 4. He lives with his parents, 2 sisters and grandfather. The entire family are dependent upon his father's irregular daily labour work, and so their financial condition is normally precarious.

Parvej and his 6-year-old sister both attend pre-school, where it was noticed that Parevej was quite underweight.The crèche worker and NISD doctor visited Parvej's home and so the condition that he was living in. He weighed 11kg and was diagnosed as being 'grade II malnourished'. Because the family had never been able to afford enough food, Parvej had already suffered from health problems.

Intervention:

The NISD doctor advised his mother to give Parvej supplementary nutrition, in the form of 'spirulina candies', twice a day. This supplementary nutrition was to be provided free of cost by NISD. The crèche worker also encouraged the mother to attend crèche meetings on health, nutrition and child care.

Now:

Parvej's weight and health are improving. He looks a lot healthier and happier. His mother has been attending meetings also, and enjoys meeting other mothers.

Because of your support Parvej's health problems are decreasing, and his future looks much brighter.

Thank you.

Sep 12, 2013

When I grow up, I want to help other girls like me

Deepali Sewing
Deepali Sewing

Deepali is 18 years old.

Age: 18years

Education :  9th        

Address: Vishrantwadi  slam, Pune.

Background:  

                 I  am Deepali my parent’s are no more my uncle & aunty look after me. I have one brother. When I was at home I felt insecure  about my life & future               

Feelings:

         When I learned tailoring in Green tara foundation I feel very secure & proud about my self, I am earning money so I can save money for my future . I am getting confidence in me day by day in future I will be green tara ‘ s staff  I want  to do something for poor girls like me very thanks for karuna trust & green tara foundation.   I got my way to secure life through learning tailoring     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
   

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