Sponsor monthly rations to poor HIV positive patients by Neptune Foundation

Sponsor monthly rations to poor HIV positive patients


Reena fights her disease and becomes a counselor for patients like her

Reena worked as a daily wage laborer. With her meager income, she worked very hard to make ends meet. Her life was completely shattered when she found out that she was suffering from a life-threatening disease.

She was diagnosed as HIV positive. She didn't know how she would survive and manage her illness and be able to work. She was being treated at the local BMC hospital where she received her medicines. She couldn't work regularly because she fell ill often. She had to stop working and with no answer to what her future was, she resigned herself to fate. Very soon the situation where she found it difficult to even get 2 meals every day. The doctors used to advise her to have a good diet so that medicines could work well. Unfortunately, she couldn't afford her two meals.

The Neptune Community Social Worker then contacted Reena to help her. During the first meeting, the social worker realized that she was very depressed and weak. She was in need of emotional support. She also lacked a proper diet, which could take care of her health.

Reena was then enrolled in the monthly Ration program of Neptune Foundation. She started receiving her monthly ration of dal, rice, wheat, sugar, oil, tea powder, pulses, protein powder, and vitamin supplements.

She began to get stronger. With her health getting better she became receptive to counseling. With regular counseling and better health condition, she regained her confidence. She decided to begin her life anew.

She reached out to other women like her affected by HIV. She wanted to help give them emotional support. The emotional and nutritional support from the Neptune Foundation gave her a new ray of hope in her life.

Today she is a role model for other women and men in her community. She is a role model in her community where she counsels people about living a normal life with HIV.

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Neptune Foundation runs a program to provide underprivileged HIV positive patients with adequate nutrition to help them withstand the strong medical treatment and help them through recovery.

One unit of donation to this program will support the monthly ration kit for one underprivileged HIV positive patient.

Neptune Foundation's outreach workers identify patients who need support from the government hospitals where they come for their Antiretroviral therapy (ART) treatment. The patients are treated at the BMC clinics where they receive medication as well. It is very important that people who are HIV+ must have good immunity and proper nutritional supplements are the best way to boost it.

Neptune Foundation works in collaboration with Vijay Krida Mandal an NGO which helps HIV+ patients from the lower strata of the economy with medications as well as works on creating awareness around HIV and AIDS. With their help, the Neptune Foundation identifies the needy people on ART and enrolls them into the monthly ration program.

This program was started with the aim to provide rations and protein supplements to HIV positive patients including HIV+ pregnant mothers. It has now grown to a Nutritional Supplement Support Programme for patients under ART Treatment.

The ration is generally brought from local shops and distributed during the monthly meeting, which patients attend at BMC Mulund Maternity Hospital premises.

The program is run with the philosophy that being HIV Positive is no reason to live a negative life.

They help patients who have been diagnosed positive to stop worrying about the essentials by providing them with a monthly ration kit. The ration kit contains

7 kgs of rice

7 kgs of wheat

2 kgs of tur dal

1 ltr cooking oil

1 kg tea

2 kgs of sugar

1 kg of moong dal

Along with this, a bottle of protein powder and monthly vitamins supplements are also given to the patients.

The program has so far reached out to 46 HIV positive couples. After providing monthly nutrition supplements there has been a definite increase in the weight and there is a general feeling of wellbeing.

The program also guides them towards empowerment so as to improve their economic condition as well as enrolls the members in Sanjay Gandhi Pension Scheme, Govt.of India.

When you donate to this program, you help patients affected with HIV get access to adequate nutrition and help their recovery.

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About The NGO

Neptune Foundation
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Neptune Foundation

Neptune Foundation was established in the year 2010 under the Neptune Group. Neptune Foundation is a registered trust under Bombay Public Trust act, 1950 (Reg. no.E-26706). Neptune Foundation believes in Contributing to the economic development by contributing to the lives of their workforce, their families as well as the local community and society at large.

Neptune Foundation was born to become a medium to bring a smile on every face. They believe that 'help is never too much help'. With the help of passionate volunteers, they actively work towards empowerment of the society.

By undertaking activities like Mobile Creches, Rehabilitation Projects, Old age Home, and Anna Daan, they aim to fulfil the fundamental needs of food, shelter, clothes and education. They continuously strive to reach more people every day.

Their mission is to support the needy. Their accountability in all their undertakings is their core strength. While serving the underprivileged and the needy and working towards social upliftment, they maintain complete transparency in all their projects.

Their main areas of work are:

Conversion from Unknown to Known (Pick up and reunion of Mentally Ill Destitute)

They identify mentally ill destitute wandering on the streets adopt them arrange for their treatment. Once they are cured and are able to regain their memory, Neptune traces their families and reunites them with their families. They also pay for the lifelong medication cost of those reunited people who are unable to afford medication. Till date they have done 283 pickups and 183 reunions. They also have an helpline number where common public can call when they spot a mentally ill destitute.

Old Age Home in our village

Neptune has a state of the art old age home at their village where they currently have 50 people staying absolutely free with all meals and medical facilities being provided to them. They celebrate all the major festival with their inmates. They also conduct Medical camps with a panel of doctors and supply medicines, do cataract operation, distribute specs etc. to the inmates as advised by Doctors.

HIV Nutrition Camp

Supply of rations, supplements and medicines to some families who have HIV. Currently they support 46 beneficiaries with ration kits, Nutrition powder and Vitamin tables on every last Friday of the month. They are also working to enroll the beneficiaries in various government schemes with the support of DAPCU department of Thane Civil Hospital.

Blood Donation Camp

Blood Donation Camps are organised in association with SBTC and the blood collected is donated to the patients with chronic diseases, in requirement of regular blood transfusion. They have already given 2222 blood bags to JJ Mahanagar blood bank, Mumbai

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Founded in 1991
NGO Leadership

Sachin Deshmukh

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Elderly | health

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2015: Certificate of Accreditation on desirable norms

2015: Women's achiever award - NGO category

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December 2018

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