Provide a nutritional care package to HIV children

Provide a nutritional care package to HIV+ children

Impact

Every monthly donation helps provide care to more HIV patients like Anita

Anita lost both her parents to HIV/AIDS related illnesses. Anita tested positive for HIV, and now she lives with their uncle. Mahesh has watch shop and supplements sales by renting DVDs. They have no electricity and cook using firewood.

Anita gets free antiretroviral medication that the government provided but he cannot afford nutritional meals that will help her withstand the medication. Akhanda Seva for International Shanti provides monthly care packages to Anita. The care package includes a small amount of cash, soap, and nutritional items like Horlicks and pulses.

These care packages are very important to children like Anita who can build strength to fight the dreaded disease and look forward to a future. Help a child like Anita with a care package and be her guardian angel.

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About The Program

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Program Description

Akhanda Seva for International Shanti is an NGO that is based in Mysore. It works closely with a local HIV clinic that runs a pediatric HIV program. These children have either lost one or both parents and stay with a relative.At times, they are not properly looked after by these relatives.

A list of the poorest pediatric patients requiring help is sent to the NGO. Care packages are distributed to these children and their guardians once a month. These packages include hygienic and nutritious items for the children. The care packages are then handed over to them by the NGO staff when the children come to the clinic for their monthly check-ups.

The care package eases the financial burden on the families. When you support this program, children who have lost their parents to this disease can be helped to find hope in their lives.

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About The NGO

Akhanda Seva for International Shanti (Operation Shanti)
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Akhanda Seva for International Shanti (Operation Shanti)

Operation Shanti is an America based NGO that focuses primarily on providing the basic amenities to the unprivileged sections of our society. It has been working to give a roof and meals to the unsheltered families of Mysore, Karnataka.

Project Street provides home and medical attention to destitute men, women, and kids. It relocates them into homes from the streets and provides medical assistance to those struck with HIV/AIDS.

Project Food & More (PFM) provides monthly care packages to homeless families affected by medical hardship.

Under Project Home, Karuna Maye is a shelter for children that aims at improving their lives by providing them with food and school tutoring. Kids who have been orphaned and left to beg on the streets with their mothers are taken into a shelter and given a life of a middle-class child, as they deserve. Suma and Surya are one of those few kids whose lives have been transformed by Karuna Maye.

The right guidance has landed Suma in a college and Surya speaks fluent English now. Operation Shanti is incessantly working to improve the lives of these people, as it believes that everyone deserves a right to live to their full potential.

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Ngo Founder
Founded in 1991
NGO Leadership

Anuradha Ganesh

Area of Operation
Area of Operation
Area of Operation

HIV/AIDS | children

Location Of work
Location of Work
Location of Work

Karnataka

Akhanda Seva for International Shanti (Operation Shanti) has

supported 70 HIV+ orphan children

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Last Audited
Last Audited by GiveIndia

December 2018

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Program Updates

Program Updates

23 May, 2019

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Program Update

We continue to provide care packages containing nutritional and hygienic items to destitute children orphaned by HIV/AIDS. The care packages include dal, protein powder, toothpaste, soap, mosquito repellent coil, biscuits, and some cash. Many kids who start the program are not very healthy – they are malnourished and have visible skin conditions or other health problems, and we help many by covering the cost of their medicines when they are admitted to the hospital. After being on ART for a while and with our care packages, most of the kids in the program improve their hygiene and general health. Our plan is to continue to distribute these packages every month.

Story from the field

Pinky was one of the first recipients of our care package and has been receiving a monthly package and stipend since September 2008, when she was was a tiny tot living in a grass shack with her mother and grandmother in their village near Mysore. Her mother is a house cleaner, and father was a truck driver, who died in 2002. Many of the mothers enrolled in the program have go through the same disappointing story about their husbands who died due to HIV. This is the most common way how they found out that themself and their child were also infected with HIV. Pinky often fell sick and was underweight as a toddler. Today, Pinky is a healthy 16-year-old who rarely gets sick. This year, she is studying in PUC 1. Pinky is a very cheery and friendly girl who loves to talk. Everyone likes Pinky and she often comes to collect her care package with some of her friends – Sowmya, Pooja, Boomika, Kalpashree, and Vasantha – girls she’s known for years through the paediatric HIV program at the clinic. As with the other kids in our program, Pinky takes her ART regularly, which she gets at Asha Kirana HIV clinic in the pediatric HIV program conducted every on the second Sunday of every month. As with the other HIV+ mothers in our program, Pinky’s mother is sometimes admitted to the hospital and we help pay for her inpatient medications that are prescribed during her hospital stays.

What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date65
Village/City/State where project is locatedMysore, Karnataka
Total Budget for the project for FY18-19700000
Total Expenses for the project YTD509883

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