Project #1866

Help 10 000 kids escape poverty and child labour

by Karuna Trust
Jan 22, 2013

2 year old Tamanna, diagnosed and saved


“Timely guidance, help and financial assistance for medical treatment, saved the life of 2 year old Tamanna.”

Situation Before Intervention:

Tamanna is 2 years old, and lives with her parents in 'Karule village'. Her father is a driver but becasue his income is not sufficient to sustain the household of 5, her mother also has to work as a wage labourer. With her parents away for the whole day, she stays with her grandmother.

One day Tamanna was not well. Her grandmother believed it to be a normal cough and cold. The fever continued to many days, but her mother simply hoped that she would become alright within a day or two.

NISD Intervention:

When the NISD staff heard of Tamanna's illness, they went there immediately and took Tamanna for a medical check-up. NISD's doctor checked her and referred her to their child specialist, Dr Jadhav. After blood and haemoglobin tests, she was diagnosed with jaundice. Her parents did not have any moeny for her treatment, but NISD's financial support meant they could begin treatment straight away. Tamanna started improving and recovered from her sickness. The doctor said if she had not arrived when she did, it would have been difficult to save her life. NISD covered all the medical costs.

Current situation:

Now Tamanna is well and gaining her weight day by day. Now she is coming to crèche regularly and participates in all the the project activities such as studying, playing, singing songs etc. Now the pre-school teacher is in a postition to monitor Tamanna’s health. 

Comments of Parents:

Tamanna's father reflects that things could have been very difficult if the NISD doctor had not checked Tamanna, and due to their financial situation especially, they would have likely lost their child.

Timely guidance, help and financial assistance for medical treatment, saved the life of 2 year old Tamanna.

Tamanna's parents are grateful to Karuna and NISD for their timely support which saved the life of their young child. 

This could not have happened without your support. Thank you.


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Organization Information

Karuna Trust

Location: London, England - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​​
Project Leader:
Kevin Croke
London, UK United Kingdom
$84,308 raised of $90,000 goal
1,687 donations
$5,693 to go
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