Feed a poor senior citizen by Action for Development of Demos(ADD)

Feed a poor senior citizen

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Saraswati found the peaceful life she was looking for.

Saraswati Devi is a 72-year-old woman from Sampatchak, Patna. She is from one of the most backward localities of the area and lived in absolute poverty. She has four sons but they all abandoned her over time. She lives alone and is paralyzed on one side. She cannot work and was not able to earn enough to survive. She felt helpless and did not know how to go on. When Action for Development of Demos noticed her state, they decided to enroll her in their program for senior citizens. They gave her monthly food rations along with milk and an egg every day. They made sure that she was given all the nutrients she needed to become healthy again. They also gave her a few clothes, towels and bed covers to help with her basic necessities. She was also given a medical checkup and the needed medical help under the program.

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Program Description

Action for Development of Demos has a unique 'Support for poor old person' program which provides support in terms of rations for senior citizens, below the poverty line, who are alone and nearing the end of their journey. They work with economically downtrodden senior citizens in the rural and semi-urban areas of Bihar.

The senior citizens are provided rice, wheat, oil, vegetables, milk coupons and Horlicks. Local ADD volunteers identify beneficiaries based on their economic status and include them in the program. ADD provides food and also remains in touch with them, through its representatives, who try convincing the other family members about the importance of caring for the elderly. The duration of support is often extended if there is an availability of funds.

When you donate to this program, you can help underprivileged senior citizens with the dignity of regular food.

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About The NGO

Action for Development of Demos(ADD)
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Action for Development of Demos(ADD)

Being moved by the pitiable condition of the forgotten and depressed lot of the society, Action For Development of Demos (ADD) was registered in 2004. The organization spreads over 4 districts of Bihar and works with the most neglected, oppressed and downtrodden section of the society.

The organization has helped many children that belong to the BPL category and drop out of school due to the lack of funds. The organization supports the tuition fee. ADD supports around 60 children every year through this program. ADD is committed to providing the necessary post-natal home-based healthcare and nutrition support for the first 3- months to mother and the newborn child. Close to 50 women benefit from this service yearly. ADD also provides tricycles to the disabled people from the weaker sections. This encouraged more than 20 disabled every year to contribute to the families and stand on their own. Alongside, many are given computer training, the girls belonging to the BPL families are provided with bicycles etc.

With a mission to establish a healthy society of worthy individuals, the organization is helping the poor and needy to reach a better economic status and lead a dignified life.

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founders
Founded in 1991
NGO Leadership

Mr. Ravindra Narayan Shahi

areas of operation
Area of Operation
Area of Operation

Geriatric Health | elderly

location of work
Location of Work
Location of Work

Bihar

Action for Development of Demos(ADD) has

provided rations and clothing to 70 poor senior citizens

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Last Audited
Last Audited by GiveIndia

December 2018

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Program Updates

22 July, 2019

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Program Update

Under the aforesaid Programmes, we spot out Poor Senior Citizens and provide them with Monthly rations with Nutritional Support. The ration includes 3.5 kg of rice, 5 kg of wheat, 1 kg of pulse, 1/2 kg salt, 1 kg of mustard oil, 1 kg of Soyabean along with one-month Vegetable Supply. The nutritional support includes 1/2 kg Horlicks every month & Nutritional Aid of 250 gm of milk each day. Till March, 2019 we had been benefitting about 30 beneficiaries each month with all the preset provisions of the programme and still we do are continuing with the same beneficiaries. However we are in plan to add about 150 more beneficiaries in the list by next quarter.

Story from the field

Our Hero of the Programme, we spotted out is the Poor Senior Citizens Bachu Saw who once was seen wandering in garbages and begging here and there for food. Thanks to our volunteer, who sincerely presented him to our organisation. Very soon without any delay, we inspected his every detail including his family background. We positively enrolled him under our Nutritional Programme and since then we have been providing him with the Monthly Food Ration along with the nutritional Support every month. Though he has 4 sons but none of his sons take any care of him. Even on this matter, we personally intereferd and convinced his sons to take care of the poor old Bachu. Hopingly one of his son has changed his mind and now he keeps the old man with himself and take a good care of him. Bachu Saw always expresses his deepest quote of thanks to ADD and to his kind donors for uplifting the lives of helpless old man like him. Really, helping such poor starving people make the correct judicial use of the donation, that the kind people pay for such causes. However there are countless helpless old men like Bacchu who can be found in the poor backwards areas of our society. We firmly need to do a lot to them to improve their worries lives.

What is the expected total number of beneficiaries in this program for FY18-19?200
What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date30
Village/City/State where project is locatedVillage- Manoharpur Kachhuara, Domnachak and Seikhpura in Sampatchak Block of Patna District.
Total Budget for the project for FY18-193060000
Total Expenses for the project YTD460000

30 October, 2018

Action for Development of Demos(ADD)'s Update

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Under this program, we provide the selected beneficiaries with one month ration which will include Rice, Wheat Flour, Pulse, Mustard Oil, Salt, Potato, Soyabean along with green Vegetables and daily Dairy Milk Supply. Apart of all these we also do provide with Horlicks or Chyawanprash as nutritional aid. Each of the selected beneficiaries will be provided with all these stuffs each month. We do follow a strict criteria for selecting the beneficiaries on the basis of their financial status and their family background. The selection process is made efficient and genuine by the help of our active volunteers who continuously keep surveying the selected rural areas thoroughly.

Story from the field

Kamla is an old, poor and vulnerable lady. Her husband expired a few years back. Though the poor widow has two sons, Bhulan & Naresh, none of them take any notice of the crawling desperate soul living under harsh pity condition. When our volunteers noticed her, they immediately got the old widow enrolled under ADD's this noble venture. It has really proved to be a boon for her. She now lives with hope, under the kind care of ADD. Old Kamla now is getting better day-by-day. The nutritional support in form of Horlicks in making her physique stable and preventing from getting worse. The monthly ration at least help her out in feeding her own stomach. Thanks to the kind donors whose noble help add happiness to such truly needed souls.

Expected total number of beneficiaries in this program for FY18-19250
Number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program this year15

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