65-year-old Bimla no longer has to beg for food
Bimla's has had a hard life in the last 65 years. She was born and raised in Kamalpur village. At a young age, she married Nityananda.
Her husband was a door to door clothes vendor in the village. After 12 years of her marriage, her husband passed away.
Bimla then single-handedly had to take care of her seven daughters and one son. She faced a very tough time by herself coping with financial hardships. She worked as a maid to manage the needs of her large family.
She worked hard and got her children married. Unfortunately, after their marriage, all her children got busy with their lives, and no one supported Bimla.
She lived in a one-room mud wall house with one of her daughters who is a widow. Her daughter worked as a helper in a tailoring shop. Bimala suffers from severe asthma and hence found it very hard to find a job. With no means of livelihood, she started to beg.
Abhoy Mission's social workers spotted her and decided to include her in the Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) beneficiary List. After the intervention of Abhoy Mission, things changed for the better.
She now receives rations every month. She also received medical help when required. She has been enabled to live a dignified life now, with the support of Abhoy Mission.
Without the support of Abhoy Mission, Bimla would have spent all her old age begging. The aid she has received has given her dignity in her golden years.
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About The Program
What the beneficiary gets
Abhoy Mission runs a 'Sponsor a Grandparent' program that aims at providing social security and dignity to the poor, destitute and incomeless senior citizens residing in slums and rural areas in western Tripura district.
One unit of donation to this program will cover the monthly ration kit expenses of an underprivileged senior citizen.
This program, earlier known as "Adopt a Grandparent" since its inception in 2003 has given many poor senior citizens security of food and living expenses.
The program is the first of its kind in Tripura. It identifies eligible senior citizens and provides them with commodities for daily living.
The commodities include items like rice, dal, mustard oil, soya bean, salt, coconut oil, soap, clothes, and medicines.
The items required are bought in bulk and distributed to the beneficiaries in their homes within the first 15 days of a month.
They are also given Rs. 50 for medicines and Rs.50 as an allowance for any personal needs.
When you donate to this program, you help old and poor elderly citizens with the basic necessity of food in their old age.
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5 July, 2020
Support & Change !
Support & Change !
Cohesion within the family increased, Dignity of the elderly within the family as well as society revived. Grandchildren are most happy and got the most benefit as they are getting support from grand parents. Disturbances within the families disappeared. The senior citizen mostly were daily wages earner for which they do not have any savings for their old age. Now, when they are financially and emotionally unable to do work for the livelihood, it become very much difficult to lead a healthy life. Their children are also have very low income for which it become very constrain to run the whole family. The people who are getting this support are able to give something to their family and live a dignity life. We are thankful to Give India and their donors for whom it is been possible to reach this section of society by being a ray of hope.
22 July, 2019
With the effort of Abhoy Mission celebration of receiving Nation Award was performed along with the grans by calling them in the Head Office. The programme was also arranged keeping the view in aim in mind for making contact and smooth relation between officials of Head Office of Abhoy Mission and beneficiaries of Programme. The Sr. Citizens of Lankamura, Binpara celebrated Makar Sankranti in the month of January, 2019. They prepared sweets and distributed the same among the people. They observed Netaji’s birthday & Re-public Day with ferver. Local administration made arrangement for fruits and sweets for Sr. Citizens on the occasion of Re-public Day. They participated in Saraswati Puja with deity. They also observed Dol Purnima with respect. They have been advised by the authority of Abhoy Mission to engage in physical exercise to keep themselves fit.
Story from the field
Due to impoverished condition of family and existence of intergeneration gap among the family members, Kunja Nama, a beneficiary of ‘Sponsor the Food and Medical needs of a Poor Senior Citizen’ left her home on 21-03-2019 with a lot of grief in her mind. Due to police intervention she was provided temporary shelter and nutrition in Abhoy Ashram. Authority of Abhoy Mission extended counselling support to the family members and ultimately the family members agreed take her back within the family with due dignity. After few days the family members reached the office of Abhoy Mission and an unique scene of bondage between grandmother and grand daughter was noticed by the members and employee of Abhoy Mission. She returned her home near Pillar Company at Lankamura, Binpara and presently enjoying the company of family members.
|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||107|
|Village/City/State where project is located||Battala, Binpara, West Bhubanban, Potunagar, Tripura|
|Total Budget for the project for FY18-19||378000|
|Total Expenses for the project YTD||56175|