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
What the beneficiary gets
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.
5 October, 2021
Sponsor the cost of basic food and clothing for a poor senior citizen
The last six months are the covid pandemic severely attacked in our area. All of them are lockdown in their house and had no work for their survival. The situation of the old age people is very worst. Usually, the aged people are managing their daily needs by collecting waste papers and tin and sold them in shops. But due to lock down the paper collecting centres are closed. So they are struggling with their daily basic needs.
23 March, 2021
Help to heal the sick of hungry
This 9 months period (April-December 2020) Vizhuthukal got the chance to heal the hungry sick of 147 poor aged for the amount of Rs. 1,47, 626/- by GiveIndia as donation. We are very gratitude to our donors for their generous donation .This nine month are very crucial due to Covid 19, to all especially for the old aged people those who are most repents of others.
This period we use the donation to provide the food materials to the victims of Covid 19. We provided them with Rice 10Kg, Saree with blouse, groceries and vegetables each for one month food. This is very important to the aged people the received the food materials with tear. Particularly in old age when not cared by children and relatives is a curse. However, a the curse could be turned into bliss if people could follow the foot prints of Alaammal and her husband. This old lady has been so affectionate and treats her husband as a child. As we know that he is a blind person and cannot perform his personal needs on his own.This old lady is an inspiration to us whenever we go and meet her. She is a great believer in God and feels very close with her husband. She has been saying that if I lose my husband then it would a real desert to her and would terminate her life shortly. What a love!.She has been always thankful to our support and friendship and received the food materials with tears
5 August, 2020
Hope for the helpless
Hope for the helpless
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
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
22 July, 2019
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|