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Provide Care for 30 Vulnerable Children in India

by Blossom Trust
Provide Care for 30 Vulnerable Children in India
Provide Care for 30 Vulnerable Children in India
Provide Care for 30 Vulnerable Children in India
Provide Care for 30 Vulnerable Children in India
Provide Care for 30 Vulnerable Children in India
Provide Care for 30 Vulnerable Children in India
Provide Care for 30 Vulnerable Children in India
Provide Care for 30 Vulnerable Children in India
Provide Care for 30 Vulnerable Children in India
Provide Care for 30 Vulnerable Children in India
Provide Care for 30 Vulnerable Children in India
Provide Care for 30 Vulnerable Children in India
Provide Care for 30 Vulnerable Children in India
Provide Care for 30 Vulnerable Children in India
Provide Care for 30 Vulnerable Children in India
Provide Care for 30 Vulnerable Children in India
Provide Care for 30 Vulnerable Children in India
Provide Care for 30 Vulnerable Children in India

TB is a contagious disease where a person undergoes an experience of being himself in the hell until his recreational stage. The vulnerability created by TB is unbareable by adults and its effect is more on children. In the stage of their budding their experience of marginalization, discrimination, tiredness, and malnutrition features would create a remarkable change in their physiology throughout their life in order to reduce the effect of malnutrition , blossom trust provides egg, milk and nutritious fruits for increasing the immunity power in them.

 

In addition to this Blossom trust strains its nerves to work on the nutrient growth of the children where the staff of blossom Mr.Kayambu, cured TB patient lends his helpful hand by distributing “Panchakavya Tablet” which acts as an additional supplement for the nutrient food for the children.

The “Panchakavya Tablet” is given to a child who is undergoing the 6 months medication for Primary complex TB. They are detected through Mando test or X Ray . Four children are benefited from Subbulapuram at T.kallupatti Block. The approximate age of the children is in between 2 – 10 yrs.

 

EFFECTS OF THE COURSE

- Fever controlled within a week.

- Cough was controlled within two weeks.

- Appetite improved and the patients have gained body weight.

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Blossom is continuing its diligent efforts to ensure the nutritional needs of all TB or HIV positive children are being met. Without adequate nutrition, the medications these children have to endure to treat their illnesses will not be effective. Unfortunately, it is all too often those of the lowest economical status that become infected with HIV/AIDS and TB. It becomes impossible for them to get their basic needs met while on their treatment. In particular, protein is greatly needed. In the Virudhunagar district, protein is readily available in the form of milk and eggs if there is sufficient means of purchasing them.

  Blossom’s Outreach Workers are active in all 11 blocks in the Virudhunagar district and there are currently 14 Outreach Workers assigned to the neediest children in these blocks. The Outreach Workers assigned to each area are as follows:

 

Block                                 Name of Outreach Worker(s)

Rajapalayam                  Kavitha

Watrap                           Jothi

Virudhunagar                  Mathan

Sattur                           Suguna & Ruby

Tiruchuli                        Manohar

Narikudi                         Venkatesan

Sivakasi                         Vetriselvi

Aruppukottai                   Kowsalya & Sundarammal

Vembakottai                    Packiyam

Karipatti                           Valarmathi

Sivakasi                           Vetriselvi

  The Outreach Workers often travel a far distance so they can visit the children in their own homes to ensure their requirements are being met. The Outreach Workers follow up on the children’s medications, ensuring they are being taken as prescribed, answers any questions, as well distributes additional sources of protein for effective treatment. Even more than non-affected children, children suffering from HIV/AIDS or TB need adequate protein, vitamins and minerals as their immune systems are already compromised and they are at risk of serious health consequences.

CASE STUDY:

      Highlighting this is the case of 2 small TB boys with TB, Vignesh and Satheesh. They live in the Sivakasi block and have recently faced some very hard times. In the past few months, their father, who was the sole provider for the family, died due to TB. Their mother is now also affected and remains on DOTS treatment. Due to her poor health, she is unable to work and provide food for her 2 boys. If these young children do not receive adequate nutrition, they are also at a much greater risk of contracting other diseases/illnesses as their immune systems are already weakened due to TB. They need to be able to stay strong and healthy in order to cure them of TB through the DOTS program and not get sick with anything else. Luckily, the local Outreach Worker was alerted to their plight. The boys and their mother now receive milk, eggs and other nutritious foods. They are gaining weight, taking their DOTS medications and their lives are improving thanks to the generosity of those through Global Giving. They have been given the most important gift of all, the gift of hope.

  On behalf of all the TB, HIV/AIDS affected children, our most sincere thanks for all the donations received. There are many more children like Vignesh and Satheesh who are just waiting for some help through this difficult time in their lives. Even a small donation can make a big change in the lives of children afflicted with these devastating diseases. 

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            Blossom is happy to inform you that three more children namely Muneeswari, Nandhini, Hariharan hail from our DAYSPRING HOME suffering from both HIV-TB have improved their immunity power because of the nutritious food supplied to them at our dayspring home. The virus action destroys the body’s building blocks. Supplements like milk, dhal, mushroom, and greens extend the healthy life of the children.

                Hence the nutrition provided by various donors and agencies through GlobalGiving, is beneficial to the poor needy in the remote villages. The outreach workers are doing in their own interest in serving the children. They are working very hard even though the salary is very meager. The district TB officer and the health care service provider’s extend good support and assistance in serving the poor and needy.

                In particular BLOSSOM HAS A CASE STUDY: Muneeswari was born as a very weak child to her aged father (85) and less aged (35) mother. Her father cannot go to any work due to his age. The family income could not satisfy the needs of the family itself. So they were not able to bring up the child with healthy food. 

                  The child was tested X-ray positive for TB and the parents brought the child to BLOSSOM dayspring home. Now the child is under the treatment of DOTS in Government Hospital, Virudhunagar. Because of the efforts taken by BLOSSOM, the child started improving better and at present her health is O.K.

                    Also because of your kind hearted donation, BLOSSOM was able to give healthy, nutritious food like mushroom, greens, banana etc which helped the child to develop immunity. We appreciate your help and extend your continuous help in further also so that we can make the child cured and help the other children’s to have a bright future. It extends the healthy life of the children.     

                On behalf of the T.B and HIV/TB infected children, their family members and dedicated staff team, I extend my heartfelt thanks to the donors who are very supportive through their donations. Please continue to help the poor children from the dreaded diseases. 

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BLOSSOM has now entered into the neighboring district of Madurai.  The CBO’s (Community Based Organizations) have selected and endorsed through the Women Self help groups, a set of ten new TB infected children for providing Milk and Eggs through vendors directly.

It is a new experience for the Outreach worker who is responsible for two blocks namely Kallikudi and T. Kallupatti, where the DMC is located. He holds a M.A. and M.Phil. degree and due to his keen interest in serving the children, he has taken up this assignment for a meager salary. We plan to enroll more TB children in our ‘Global Giving’ project, depending upon the size of donations to be received.

The District TB officer and the health care service providers extend good support and assistance in implementing our project in that area. Efforts are being taken to give educational materials and help to our TB children through raising local resources in kind.

On behalf of the TB children, family members and dedicated staff team, I extend a heartfelt thanks to the donors who are supportive through their donations. Please continue to help the poor TB children from the dreaded disease.

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BLOSSOM has now started providing Nutritients such as Eggs, Milk, Greens, to the TB infected children in Virudhunagar district, Tamilnadu, South India.  We have selected first 10 TB children.  We have tied up with the local area Milk man to supply 250 ml of milk everyday to each child, in order to ensure the milk directly consumed by the TB child beneficiary. The Blossom staff will pay the milkman through the DOTS Monitor. The same way, the grocery shop in the local area will give "An Egg a Day" and the payment will be made by us. Separate cards are maintained to ensure uninterrupted supply of the nutrient to the children.

The children and their family members, together with the DOTS Monitor and the Community Organiser feel so happy and proud to get these benefits. Particularly the DOTS Monitors who give medicines to the children at the stipulated timings regularly, even dont mind in meeting the children in their homes, despite the excess heat started here in this area, walk around the villages sometimes with bear foot, are happy now.

 All the first 10 target TB Primary Complex children who are Xray / Mando Positive have started Category I DOTS Treatment, hence the Nutrition provided by various donors and agencies through Global giving, is apt and beneficial to the poor needy in the remote villages.

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Blossom Trust

Location: VIRUDHUNAGAR, TAMILNADU - India
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MERCY ANNAPOORNI
Virudhunagar District, Tamil Nadu India
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