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.
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You will be sponsoring the benefits for different beneficiaries every month
About The Program
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.
About The NGO
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|