Support migrant cancer affected children with monthly rations



Support migrant cancer affected children with monthly rations


Shabana's strength saved her daughter's life

Shabana had a difficult life, an unsupportive husband and no proper home. She struggled to make ends meet. Her one-and-a-half-year-old daughter Aliya was her only hope in life.

Her life fell apart when Aliya was diagnosed with Will’s Tumor, a type of kidney cancer that was caused because she was malnourished. Her husband abandoned them when he found out about Aliya.

Shabana was left to take care of her daughter alone. She did not understand the treatment Aliya needed and had no income to provide for her.

Cuddles helped Shabana by enrolling her in the monthly ration program. This program gave Shabana a standard package of rations every month. They also gave meals and nutrition supplements to her daughter in the hospital. This steady supply of nutrition helped Aliya’s treatment work effectively on her body and today she is cancer-free!

Close to 90% of children with cancer who are from poor families are malnourished at diagnosis. Nutrition is key during treatment of cancer. Having proper meals or supplements while being treated gives children the strength needed to undergo the treatment.

Your donation can help parents like Shabana give their children a fighting chance at life. You can give with confidence because every program on our platform is GIVEASSURED. Donate now to provide ration and meals to underprivileged children who suffer from cancer.


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About The Program

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Program Description

Cuddles foundation through this program works on providing holistic nutrition to underprivileged children from families that relocate for cancer treatment.

Close to 90% of cancer affected children from a low socioeconomic background are malnourished at diagnosis. To access medical care parents relocate to cities to get their child treated. When in the city, they earn very meager incomes and end up living on footpaths or shelter homes with hardly any sustenance.

Cuddles, through the nutritionist stationed at the hospital, understand whether a family has a place to stay and will provide a standard package of rations to a family of three. Families are supported for 3-6 months depending on the treatment and severity of the cycles of therapy.

The families are given monthly ration supplies for a family of 3 including rice, all types of dal, oil, spices, flour, salt, among others

Ration baskets are given in kind at the hospitals or through a coupon system with predetermined vendors.

When you donate to the program, you will help provide the much-needed support to families of underprivileged children suffering from cancer.

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About The NGO

Cuddles Foundation
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Cuddles Foundation

Cuddles Foundation provides holistic nutritional support to 35,000 underprivileged children fighting Cancer across India. They work with 22 government and charity cancer hospitals across 12 cities supporting them with nutritionists, food and supplements.

Nutritionists are the backbone of their service. Trained at the best institutes of the country, they are carefully chosen for their knowledge, empathy, and ability to work with children and survive in tough conditions. They are then trained in pediatric oncology by some of the best oncologists in the country at TATA Memorial Hospital.

A Cuddles nutritionist works to

- Assess a child’s malnourishment level and medical condition

- Create diet plans specific to their need and disease

- Aid them with nutritional supplements, food, monthly ration

- Monitor progress and alter food intake based on it

- Counsel moms / caregivers and educate them in home-based nutrition

Using a multi-pronged approach of nutritional counseling and diet planning, meal supplementation, ration baskets, and hot meals, they tackle a simple but ignored aspect of a child’s successful recovery from cancer.

Cuddles Foundation was recognized with the National Award for Child Welfare by the President of India in 2015-16.

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Ngo Founder
Founded in 1991
NGO Leadership

Purnota Bahl

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Cancer | health

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December 2018

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