Sponsor monthly rations for a poor family



Sponsor monthly rations for a poor family


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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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 3,455 students, food support to 367 families living in slum areas, medicines, cost of diagnostic tests, major and minor surgeries and support for dialysis to 240 patients and sewing machines to 115 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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Ngo Founder
Founded in 1991
NGO Leadership

Athar Qureshi

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Nutrition | health

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Awards And Recognitions
Awards And Recognitions

2016: Innovation for India Awards

2017: FICCI-FLO Women Achiever

2017: MatrShakti Sammeland v Samman Smaroh

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Last Audited by GiveIndia

December 2018

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Program Updates

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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-Date318
Village/City/State where project is locatedMumbai & Thane
Total Budget for the project for FY18-196400000
Total Expenses for the project YTD4865400

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