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After spending ten years begging on the streets, Yellamma finally finds a home

Yellamma lived with her husband. She had three sons and one step-daughter from her husband's earlier marriage. Even though they lived within minimal means, they were happy. Her husband and her sons earned for the family, and she was a homemaker.

When her husband passed away, she lost her primary support. Unfortunately, all her sons got addicted to alcohol, and all of them passed away due to alcoholism. Her step-daughter got married to a daily wage laborer. Even though she wanted to Yellamma, her own family's limited means didn't let her.

Eventually, Yellamma became homeless. She was almost 60 and couldn't find work. She took to begging and slept on the steps of temples. She hardly ate one full meal on a day.

Many a time she fell ill with no one to take care of her. She could not sustain the hardships of being homeless. For almost ten years, she begged on the streets and slept on pavements and steps of the temples.

One rainy day a good Samaritan saw Yellamma begging at a temple. Her clothes were wet and shivering. She had a high fever. Taking pity on her plight, he called Priyadarshini Seva Mandal. He enquired whether the organization could take this lady into their care.

Priyadarshini Seva Mandal rushed its lady volunteers to the spot to pick Yellamma. They brought her into the NEST, a home for the destitute, homeless senior citizens. They gave her medical treatment, and she soon recovered from her fever.

At NEST, Yellamma gets good quality food, clothes, and toiletries. She even receives regular medical checkups, medicines, and medical treatment whenever required.

Yellamma finally a place she could call home at the NEST. The residents at NEST are now her family. They share their joys, sorrows and all their experiences in their lives.

Without the support and care of Priyadarshini Seva Mandali, Yellamma would have spent her old age hungry and homeless. The home has given her a new life and hope in her golden years.

You can also help poor destitute seniors get a safe shelter that they deserve. You can donate so that they can get the support with which they can live their golden years in peace. You can give with confidence because every program listed is GIVEASSURED.

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Our elderly deserve a peaceful life after years of struggle. Good food and a safe shelter can help underprivileged senior citizens spend their old age in peace.

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