Sponsor monthly rations for a poor family by MESCO Modern Educational Social & Cultural Organization

Sponsor monthly rations for a poor family

Impact

Mary can finally make ends meet every month.

Mary Rayappan is a mother who struggles to make ends meet for her family. Her husband left her after they had a child and she had to raise her daughter on her own.

She began to take up stitching jobs to earn some money. Over time, she started working at at garment factory. She hardly earned enough to pay her daughter's fees.

Her situation got worse when her mother was diagnosed with diabetes and her father began to develop age related issues. Their medical treatment became an added responsibility to her regular expenses.Every rupee she earned had to be spent to simply get through a day. Even then, the family never had enough.

When Modern Educational Social & Cultural Organization discovered her, they enrolled her in their ration kit program. They started to give her a kit of rice, wheat, sugar, oil and lentils every month. When her basic food requirements were met, she was able to look after her family with the remainder of her income.

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About The Program

What the beneficiary gets
Rations
What you get
Tax Exemption
Periodic Reports
Program Description

There are many families who are struggling to survive. Basic needs, particularly food is an everyday problem and family members, including children, are malnourished.

The members of the NGO call each identified beneficiary family in the area to the nearest fair price shop which are selected by comparing rates and quality of shops, on a certain date and distribute the items they qualify to receive. Then the field officer makes payment to the vendor. The identified beneficiary is given ration every month.

When you donate to this program, you can help an underprivileged family have the basic right to a full meal.

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About The NGO

MESCO Modern Educational Social & Cultural Organization
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MESCO Modern Educational Social & Cultural Organization

Modern Educational Social & Cultural Organization (MESCO) was initiated by a group of students who started distributing notebooks to the poor students. Their major source of funds was from the collection of old newspapers donated by the well-wishers. Gradually they expanded their activities to providing uniforms and other requirements to the deserving students.

As the funds increased, cases requiring medical assistance and relief were also included as additional activities. Now with a workforce of 70, the members of the organization have provided educational aid and scholarships to 2848 students, food support to 330 families living in slum areas, medicines, cost of diagnostic tests, major and minor surgeries and support for dialysis to 212 patients and sewing machines to 149 women to supplement their income.

With a vision to help the underprivileged and marginalized to live a better tomorrow through various interventions, the members of the organization have striven to improve the quality of life of the financially disadvantaged by promoting meaningful education and health.

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founders
Founded in 1991
NGO Leadership

Mr. Ahsan Sayyed

areas of operation
Area of Operation
Area of Operation

Nutrition | education

location of work
Location of Work
Location of Work

Maharashtra

awards
Awards And Recognitions
Awards And Recognitions

2016: Innovation for India Awards

2017: FICCI-FLO Women Achiever

2017: MatrShakti Sammeland v Samman Smaroh

last audited
Last Audited
Last Audited by GiveIndia

December 2018

Program Updates

Program Updates

30 September, 2021

Together We can feed the needy and free them from hunger

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Every Month Ration is distributed in 10 Centres. We distribute ration to 305 underprivileged families from various areas of Mumbai and Thane.

We were distributing ration on allocated centres on the roadside during lockdown (Covid-19) and the biggest challenge we faced was that there were huge gatherings of beneficiaries and as per government regulation, the police wasn't permitting such gatherings but we informed them that we are trusted and we are distributing food to needy people and they understood the justifications ultimately allowing us to conduct the distribution by maintaining social distancing and wearing masks.

Stories from the ground: Anjum Zameer Khan's husband deserted the family long ago. She works as a domestic help to run the house. She does some alteration work occasionally. Presently she does not have any job to do. The applicant and her son are surviving on the cooked food and ration distributed during the lockdown period. There are only two members in the family. They are living on rent. Due to difficult situations they are struggling to survive and unable to bear their daily expenses as well. Applicant’s son Rehan online classes are going on for last month but he is not able to attend the classes since he does not have a smartphone. It has become really difficult for them to survive since there is no income in the house. After looking at the present family conditions, they were strongly recommended for the Ration Support Scheme on an urgent basis. They are thankful to their Donors and MESCO for their timely help.

23 March, 2021

Giving is better than receiving, feed the needy and free them from hunger

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The basic need of a human being is food. MESCO provides Ration support to the Widows, Deserted and old people not having families. We provided the ration support to 04 such deserving women's families (From April 2020 to November 2020) who were dependent totally on MESCO for their livelihood. We provided the following dry ration items to the beneficiaries: Rice, Wheat, Sugar, Tur Dal, Masoor Dal, Palm Oil, Chana, Tea Powder. MESCO distributes ration packets in selected areas with the help of some staff members.The selected areas are: Mahim, Andheri, Malad ,Nalasopara (Western Line),  Kurla, Mumbra, Kalyan, Masjid Bunder(Central Line),  Wadala and Govandi (Harbour Line). Rations are distributed according to family size i.e.A Category (Family of 1 person), B Category (Family of 2 to 3 persons), C Category (Family of 4 to 5 persons) D Category (Family of 6 to 7 persons) and E Category (Family of 8 and above). With this update we would like to express our gratitude towards the donors and also to GiveIndia for helping us to serve our cause. COVID- 19 Assistance: During the time of corona we at MESCO distributed dry ration packets to support a family of five for 15 days to 630 families in different areas of Mumbai and Mumbra. Teachers from unaided schools, who were not paid salary and had not received any financial support, were assisted by transferring an amount of Rs. 3,000/- into their accounts.

5 July, 2020

MESCO Monthly distribution drives

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MESCO Monthly distribution drives

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Monthly Ration has been distributed every month in 10 different localities. Total of 223 beneficiaries have been served during this period.

19 November, 2019

Families happy to receive ration packages

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Families happy to receive ration packages

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22 July, 2019

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Program Update

The Ration support scheme started in year 2002, under General Aid/Poverty Relief. It covers the locations in Mumbai from CST to Kalyan / Panvel and Churchgate to Virar. The Dry Ration includes Rice, Wheat, Sugar, Tur Dal, Masoor Dal, Oil (Palm), Tea Powder, Chana. Cases are Budgeted in the beginning of the Financial Year. Details of the family members as per the Ration Card are required. The beneficiaries are segregated in categories (Category A,B,C,D & E) depending on the number of family members. Beneficiaries access the Ration packets from 10 areas of Mumbai and Thane, between 1st to 7th of every month. Out of which at 7 location ration is distributed from grocer shop and rest of the 3 location it is distributed by the single grocer located at Vashi through Tempo at the specific areas which was identified and approved by the committee.General Aid Team Member is present at the time of distribution. Entry of the Ration Given is made in the Yellow Card. The beneficiary signs after receipt of the Ration.

Story from the field

Rehana is a widow. Her husband was expired due to heart attack. She is 46 years old. And a tailor by profession and she was receiving ration from MESCO. She stay at Amrut Nagar, Mumbra. She was inducted since 2011-12. Initially when she was inducted in the scheme both the children were studying and she voluntarily stopped taking ration from July-2017 after 6 years and she had two children a boy and a girl was getting Education Aid from MESCO and looking at her condition was referred to General Aid as her children were small and she was finding difficult to manage the food and education expenses and now after almost 6 years she has voluntarily discontinued taking ration as her son is now working since last 1 ½ years as he has done some technical course from Abdulla Garib Institute and is working for one of the affiliates of Rizvi Builders and earning Rs. 8000/- and the reason for discontinue was that now her son is working and she is opting out so that someone else could get the benefit which she was getting.She is oblige to MESCO for the assistance provided over the period of time without which she wouldn't have been in the position to get her children educated and also her son would not have been in a position to earn and support the family.

What is the expected total number of beneficiaries in this program for FY18-19? 320
What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date 314
Village/City/State where project is located Mumbai
Total Budget for the project for FY18-19 6400000
Total Expenses for the project YTD 6280000

23 May, 2019

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Program Update

The Ration support scheme started in year 2002, under General Aid/Poverty Relief. It covers the locations in Mumbai from CST to Kalyan / Panvel and Churchgate to Virar. The Dry Ration includes Rice, Wheat, Sugar, Tur Dal, Masoor Dal, Oil (Palm), Tea Powder, Chana. Cases are Budgeted in the beginning of the Financial Year. Details of the family members as per the Ration Card are required. The beneficiaries are segregated in categories (Category A,B,C,D & E) depending on the number of family members. Beneficiaries access the Ration packets from 10 areas of Mumbai and Thane, between 1st to 7th of every month. Out of which at 7 locations, ration is distributed from grocery shop and at rest of the 3 locations, it is distributed by the single grocer located at Vashi through Tempo at the specific areas which was identified and approved by the committee.General Aid Team Member is present at the time of distribution. Entry of the Ration Given is made in the Yellow Card. The beneficiary signs on the receipt of the Ration.

Story from the field

Noorjahan Yusuf Mohd , A 50 years old widow and works as a house maid from last 8 to 10 years earns Rs. 2000/- monthly and the owner of the house also supports her occasionally when she requires assistance, her husband had expired on the 11th of February 2009, and she has been getting support from MESCO since 2009 onwards as her children were small and no other source of income.The house in which she is staying is on rental basis and her rent is Rs. 4000/-. She had 4 children and the eldest daughter who was 13 years old expired in the same year due to fever, younger son Mustafa is 17 years old and is learning tailoring work from garment shop and is not earning from it, Naseema is 14 years old and has studied till V and is working as a full time housemaid and stays with the family as the area is not good and she cannot keep the girl with her, she gets 1500/- as an income and is working from last 1 ½ years, Imran is 12 years old and has studied till IV and does not study further. MESCO has played a very important role by providing ration support considering her current age, she would not be able to work continuously in next couple of years and with this support from MESCO for some more years till her elder son starts earning for the family.

What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date 318
Village/City/State where project is located Mumbai & Thane
Total Budget for the project for FY18-19 6400000
Total Expenses for the project YTD 4865400