Sponsor the cost of basic food and clothing for a poor senior citizen by Vizhuthukal Trust

Sponsor the cost of basic food and clothing for a poor senior citizen


Muthukumari is no more a burden to her family

Muthumari is a 75-year-old widow. She lives with her daughter Nangaiar and her two granddaughters in Maranthai village in the Alankulam Taluk of Tamilnadu.

Nangaiar is a 41-year-old widow. She works as a daily wage agricultural laborer. She earns a meager Rs.35 ($.047) per day whenever she can find work.

They struggle to make ends meet and go hungry many days.

To add to their troubles, Muthumari got diagnosed with Tuberculosis. Nangaiar was already struggling to manage the family. Her aged mother's illness turned out to be an added burden which she could not afford.

This is when the staff of Vizhuthukal Trust got to know about the family and visited them.

The staff found out the pathetic condition of the family of four women.

They first conducted a thorough checkup and arranged medicines from the Government hospital at Alankulam for Muthumari.

They enrolled her in their grocery program. She received 10 kg. of rice, grocery, a saree, health drink, and vegetables.

Muthumari's health improved drastically after the intervention. The regular medical care and groceries proved to be a boon to her.

Muthumari is no more a burden to her family. One can see the rays of happiness on her face now.

You can also help poor elderly citizens get access to basic food and clothing. You can donate so that they can live their golden years in peace. You can give with confidence because every program listed is GIVEASSURED.


By donating to this program

You will be sponsoring the benefits for different beneficiaries every month

About The Program

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Program Description

Vizhuthukal Trust works with the marginalized elderly of the scheduled caste community to provide food, medicines, and clothing around Tirunelveli district.

One unit of donation to this program will cover the cost of providing one set of clothes, groceries, vegetables and 10 kilos of rice to one poor, elderly citizen every month.

In rural areas in low-income families, the sole breadwinners find it difficult to support their family members and children. It is because of this that the elderly are usually ignored and left uncared for by their families.

Vizhuthukal Trust started this program to aid the helpless and needy, elderly citizens.

Beneficiaries are selected by the Trust’s self-help groups based on criteria, such as age, the extent of dependence of the person, health, occupation, and family support.

Priority is given to widows and destitute women.

Vizhuthukal Trust works with more than 2,000 old people in villages. Currently, they support 25 to 30 seniors regularly. Their support to these seniors mostly depends on the donations that they receive.

When you donate to this program, you help poor senior citizens not worry about their food in their old age and live with the dignity they deserve.

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About The NGO

Vizhuthukal Trust
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Vizhuthukal Trust

The vision of the organisation is to strive towards transforming the de-humanized and exploited to

experience and sustain a dignified life.

Being a Dalit, Mrs. Nancy was affected by three dimensions - within the family, being untouchable and having been born as a woman. This phenomenon is common to all Dalit women. This kind of injustice unveiled by the society on the women folk hurt her feelings from childhood. This inner urge and burning desire motivated her to start an organisation for the cause of women, especially Dalit.

The founder's father was a school head master and she always had an inclination towards social service looking at the condition of the people living in remote areas of her village, especially women. Thereafter, she decided to start SHGs and also had offers to join the govt. but decided not to do so as that would mean having to succumb to political pressure. Slowly, the activities gained momentum and she increased the focus areas. She has received a lot of support from her husband. The organization is run by women and works for women beneficiaries from the dalit community (especially scavengers) irrespective of religion.

Mrs. Nancy has 16 years of experience in organizing the unorganized labours like bullock cart workers, farmers, domestic workers, scavengers and rural artisans and development works. She has organized 680 women self help groups. She is a master trainer in Entrepreneur development training and self help group members and leaders.

Vizhuthukal Trust primarily works for landless labourers, agricultural coolies and scavengers in Tirunelveli. Due to modernization and urbanization, agricultural activity has come down narrowly over the years. So women in the village find it very difficult to find any kind of work. The condition of destitute, abandoned and widowed women gets further worsened against this background.

Vizhuthukal Trust runs various development programs for the welfare of the rural community under Tirunelveli Corporation. One of these is their educational program, through which they support play centres. In a survey that the Trust conducted amongst these children, they learnt that many children had expressed that their wish is to celebrate their birthdays with their friends and family. So the organisation has a program for celebrating birthdays of children.

The organization's primary focus is to work for the betterment of children, women and the aged (primarily women). They do this through:

1) Organization of women working as house maids

2) Self-Help Group formation for women

3) education Support for poor children in slums/orphans

4) Support for destitute women who are aged

5) Children's birthday celebration programme

6) Income Generation Programme

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Founded in 1991
NGO Leadership

N. P. Nancy

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Nutrition | education

location of work
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Tamil Nadu

last audited
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Last Audited by GiveIndia

December 2018

Program Updates

Program Updates

5 August, 2020

Hope for the helpless


Hope for the helpless

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Vizhuthukal Trust has received 117 units of donation in the programme of sponsor the cost of basic food and clothing for a poor senior citizen. We have provided to the beneficiaries with 10 Kgs. rice a saree with blouse, groceries and vegetables to each beneficiaries. Here are a few eneficiary wise needs: Mrs. Pushpam W/o Sermasamy is a 66 years old poor dalit scavenger community widow loving lonely and working as a domestic worker.Her husband was died before 21 years because of asthma. She is living in No. 8. Ulagamman koil south street, Varrarapettai of Tirunelvlei corporation of Tamilnadu. Mrs .Kannammal W/o Palraj is a 71 years old poor dalit scavenger community widow. Her husband Mr. Palraj was died before 35 years. Now Kannammal is living with her physically challenged daughter Mrs. Rajeshwari. They are managing their daily needs with the support fo the old age pension Rs. 1000/- which is given by the government of Tamilnadu.

5 July, 2020

Help the helpless


Help the helpless

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Vizhuthukal trust has received 30 units of donation for this option and distributed the same to the eligible helpless aged senior citizens.

19 November, 2019

Happy to receive the care packages


Happy to receive the care packages

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22 July, 2019


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Program Update

The activity of sponsor the cost of basic food and cloth for poor aged is focusing the helpless aged dalit scavenger community women in the slums of Tirunelveli corporation of Tamilnadu, India. In the last months we have supported to 19 poor aged women. The previous day of the programme we selected the beneficiaries with the support of local self help groups and the volunteers of Vizhuthukal Trust. In the presence of local community leader/ representative we provided a saree with blouse, 10 Kg rice, groceries and vegetables to each beneficiaries. In the target area there are more than 1000 eligible poor aged women are there. So we planed to provide the food materials and cloth to 60 person each in one month totally 720 beneficiaries for this year .

Story from the field

Mrs. Oorkali W/o Sorimuthu is a 80 years old poor dalit widow . Her husband was died before 20 ears because of nervous debility. Oorkali cannot work because of her age and poor health. She is under the care of her daughter Mrs. Samundeshwari who is working as an unskilled construction coolie. Mrs. Oorkali , feels that there is no body to take care of her. She has been feeling isolated and deserted. However, With the support of the donation given by Ruthesh Ganesan through GiveIndia, Mrs. Oorkali was provided with a set of cloth, rice 10 Kgs. groceries and vegetables for one month food expenses in the presence of Mrs. Rebakka the Aniimator of a self help group of veramanickapuram. Mrs. Oorkali has been using the provisions and uses it well. Oorkali is grateful to the donors for their kindness to help her receive the benefits. She used to ask who is giving her all these things? We used to tell that there is an organization called Give India with good hearted people who collect money from others and send to us to help her and others like her. Oorkali love the life of solitude and always keeps her days active. She is a few among the many beneficiaries who is graciously reciprocates her love and concern with kind words and sincere enquiries about our life and struggles. Although old, she is able and active.

What is the expected total number of beneficiaries in this program for FY18-19? 720
What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date 19
Village/City/State where project is located Slums of Tirunelvlei corporation of Tamil Nadu, India
Total Budget for the project for FY18-19 864000
Total Expenses for the project YTD 864000

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