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.
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About The Program
What the beneficiary gets
Priyadarshini Seva Mandali runs a NEST, a home for the destitute, homeless senior citizens who have been abandoned by their families in Andhra Pradesh. This was started in 2012.
One unit of donation to this program will cover the cost of provisions, vegetables and the salary of the cook for a day.
The residents are well cared for by the staff. They are provided with free accommodation, medical expenses, and food. While most of them are too old to take on regular work, some of them keep themselves busy by making cotton wicks and paper covers.
These senior citizens are provided with breakfast, lunch, and dinner. An in-house doctor and medical facilities take care of the healthcare requirements.
The home can accommodate 20 -25 residents. The minimum age of senior citizens living in the center is 60.
When you donate to the program, you will help abandoned senior citizens get access to three meals in their golden years.
About The NGO
Priyadarshini Seva Mandali
22 July, 2019
The NEST under the aegis of Priyadarshini Seva Mandali is already rendering yeoman services to the orphaned, destitute, abandoned old-age people. At NEST, we are providing them good nutritious quality food, nice clothes to wear, and a roof over their head. Besides, we are also providing excellent medical care and attention. The other activities at NEST include yoga, meditation, and aerobics sort of warm-up exercises to keep them fit and healthy. At NEST, we have created an ambience of extended family where the inmates live like one big family. From the next quarter onwards we are planning to provide dry fruits and other healthy confectioneries.
Story from the field
Sangamma is an old lady in her late 50s. She suffered much mental torture and physical torture at the hands of her family members. She was too weak and often used to fall sick. Unable to take care of her, her family members neglected her and subjected her to much torture, both physically and mentally. Unable to bear the torture, she one day ran away from the house and reached a temple where she spent her night. From the next day, the temple staff took pity on her and gave her work in the temple that of cleaning, washing and sweeping the temple premises. She was there in the temple living thus for 2 years. As she was too weak and could no longer work anymore, an Anganwadi teacher, nearby the temple, reached out to her and heard her story. Taking pity on Sangamma, the teacher informed the District Collector about her plight and requested her to do something good for her. The government officials, in turn, informed us and brought her to our NEST Home. Soon after reaching our NEST, she picked up her health at a fast pace under our medical attention and excellent care. Today, she is as healthy as a youngster and enjoying her life with other inmates sharing all the joys and pains of their past life.
|What is the expected total number of beneficiaries in this program for FY18-19?||50|
|What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date||38|
|Village/City/State where project is located||Ameenpur(V)(M), Sangareddy (Dt)|
|Total Budget for the project for FY18-19||1800000|
|Total Expenses for the project YTD||1791769|