Project #1881

Provide Life Saving Vaccines in Rural India

by Seva Mandir
These all children trust your support
These all children trust your support

Hello Friends,

I am here again to share with you happiness, light and tranquility on this Diwali from all the 1,000 children and their mothers you are immunizing through this project every year.

Diwali is a festival of lights and candles. It symbolizes the fact that there is more good in us than bad and that we all have to keep working on it. This is what you have been doing for all these little children. The problems in this world are endless, the struggles break us down everyday and yet we all come together to support each other. This is the message from all the children and mothers from our area.

Happy Diwali to all of you and we also wish you a great year ahead.

With warm regards,


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Narmada with her child in Immunization Camp
Narmada with her child in Immunization Camp

Narmada is pictured in the photo holding her son Rahul (15 months) as he getting an immunization shot in Seva Mandir's immunization camp. 

Narmada is from Balvi village.  Narmada is joyful, open and personable during the interview and happy to share information. Rahul crawls around on the shaded dirt floor chasing a small kitten, un-phased by the immunization shot and medical procedures. 

Throughout her interview Narmada mentions the lack of access to government health facilities.  In fact, the government facility is prohibitively far and even for this camp she had to travel 02 km.  During this camp she has left her other child with her mother-in-law in order to make the journey to the camp with Rahul across the hot desert terrain. 

We then ask Narmada about the other women in her village and their knowledge and use of immunization camps such as this.  She explains that she tells the other women that immunizations are a necessity. However, many women tell her they will come and never turn up for the camp.Narmada delivered both her babies at the government hospital and the deliveries were done by the Total Birth Attendant (TBA) Devli Bai. For herself, she explains that if the Devli Bai, did not exist she would not get vaccinations or even go to a hospital for delivery.


Photo was takend during Immunization Camp
Photo was takend during Immunization Camp

We would like to thank you for your support our project ‘Immunization for tribal children and women’.

On October 17, 2012, Global Giving will host third and final Bonus Day of the year.  Every donation made on this day, will be matched at 30% up to $1,000 or until all matching funds run out. That means if you donate us $100, you're effectively donating us $130. An extra $30 will immunize one child against 6 deadly diseases!

If we have donations from the most unique donors, we will receive an additional $1,000 and if we raise the most money, we will receive an additional $1,000 on top of that. We request you to donate us on Bonus Day and make us win these exciting prizes.

With this letter, we have attached the annual progress report of this project, for you to know how exactly your donations are creating real change.

Highlights of this year…


  • 1,167 immunization camps were held in 125 locations.
  • BCG shots were received by 668 children.
  • 1,158 children received DPT / OPV (1st dose).
  • 814 children received DPT / OPV (2nd dose).
  • DPT / OPV (3rd dose) were received by 686 children.
  • 603 children received Measles vaccine.


  • 1,217 women received complete dose of tetanus toxoid.
  • 1,553 women registered for antenatal checkups. These checkups consist of:
  1. Hemoglobin test,
  2. Urine test for checking risk factors (i.e. Eclampsia),
  3. Blood pressure test,
  4. Weight check and
  5. Routine physical examination.

This all progress wouldn’t have been made without your support. Once again many thanks for your continued faith in our work. Please do share your thoughts on this project and feedback report.

With warm regards,



We would like to thank you once again for your continuing support and faith in our work! Your valuable donations have been crucial in helping us make a great difference in people’s lives here in Rajasthan.

We are thrilled to announce that one of our photos has been selected to feature in the Photo Contest 2012 organized by Global Giving.  Voting began on August 1, 2012 and will end on August 15, 2012.

Why we want you to Vote for our Photo:

We believe the photo captures the pure spirit of the project ‘Send a Child in India to School for a Year’, and reflects the possibilities that lie ahead.  With 3 Clicks, you can help us to win the Photo Contest and the Bonus Cash Prize of $1,000!

How 3 Clicks will Help:

  • First Click - to vote for our photo following this link,
  • Second Click- to confirm your vote via an email sent to you in your inbox,
  • Third Click- to share the beautiful image among your friends, family and networks to spread the word. If you share this with just five people, we most definitely have good chance of success!

Why this Project:

Children (6-14 years old) in villages of Udaipur, India lack access to quality education for a number of reasons. In some cases they belong to very poor families whose per capita consumption is a little more than Rs. 500/-. Often these children support their family incomes by either working as laborers or performing household chores or looking after younger siblings.

Through your vote to this project, the Bonus Cash Prize will help us fund an entire rural school to provide quality education to 25 out-of-school and working children for a year.  To learn more about one of our schools, please see the enclosed photo story.

With you at our side, our work is made a little less difficult, and our efforts stretch a whole lot further. We therefore, invite you to support us with 3 clicks.  Please share your thoughts on this report.

With many thanks,

Your friends at Seva Mandir

Nurse educating women about anti-natal care
Nurse educating women about anti-natal care

Dear Friends,

Greetings from Seva Mandir!

Hope you are well. We are nearing the monsoon and hoping to have a great one despite that our summer were not too hot this year. We will keep you posted on it.

I am writing to share with you the story of Sita who was six month pregnant and was unaware about the ante-natal care. You will learn in the story as how she received Ante natal check ups in these immunization camps 

Your support is reaching to many more such Sita in our region. We look forward to your continuing support.

Thank you and regards,



Sita, lives in Badoliya village of Jhadol block where Seva Mandir runs an immunization camp every month. She was in the sixth month of her second pregnancy when she came for getting her tetanus toxoid shot. Sita had the notion that one needs only the two tetanus toxoid shots during the pregnancy and was completely unaware of the other components of antenatal care. Her report revealed that she was underweight, had low blood pressure and a very low hemoglobin level. The immunization team observed that Sita never paid attention towards medical care as she presumed herself to be healthy.

The immunization team counseled her on taking a balanced nutritious diet, taking adequate rest and also maintaining basic hygiene practices. During her second visit to the camp, the team observed an increase in the weight and hemoglobin. Her blood pressure was also normal. Now, Sita and her family is expecting a healthy baby in the coming month. The timely advice helped saving the lives of Sita and her baby.



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Organization Information

Seva Mandir

Location: Udaipur, Rajasthan - India
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Priyanka Singh
Executive Director
Udaipur, Rajasthan (INDIA) India
$103,136 raised of $120,000 goal
867 donations
$16,864 to go
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