Kallo Devi no longer sleeps hungry to support her bedridden son
Kallo Devi has struggled all her life to make ends meet. She lives in a slum and works as a domestic help in houses. She had no one to look after her at this old age.
She has one son who is 35 years old. Unfortunately, he is disabled and bedridden. He is completely dependent on his mother for everything.
After the loss of her husband, she has been left alone to take care of her bedridden son and herself. As she has aged herself, she cannot work for long hours.
She has extremely low income. She found it impossible to take care of the household expenses and her son. Many days, she used to sleep hungry which had an effect on her health and her income.
She was then identified through an outreach program. She was enrolled in the 'Adopt an Elder' program.
The monthly rations and toiletries that she receives every month help her a lot in covering her expenses. She no longer has a fear of not getting two meals a day.
Kallo Devi still goes to work as domestic help and tries to earn the best way possible for herself and her son. She is happy that the little help she gets help her be more secure in her lift.
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About The Program
What the beneficiary gets
Sarthak Prayas runs an 'Adopt an Elder' program. Through this program, they adopt poor and destitute elders from slums.
Donations to this program support to cover the cost of dry rations, toiletries and distribution costs for one poor elder per month.
The program works tirelessly to support poor senior citizens living in urban slums. These poor aged people either alone or with families who cannot take care of their living expenses. They end up as a burden and can't even afford basic food, clothing, and toiletries for themselves.
Sarthak Prayas' 'Adopt an Elder'program has adopted 25 senior citizens from slum areas of Rohini, New Delhi. On the second Sunday of every month, they distribute monthly rations to them.
The members of the program are provided with dry rations to sustain them for a month. These include
They also receive the required toiletries for a month.
Many of the elders that were adopted in the program used to earlier beg on the streets. Ever since they have been receiving support, they live with self-respect and no longer beg for two meals a day.
When you donate to this program, you help destitute elderly citizens with rations for two meals a day and access to basic hygiene.
About The NGO
22 July, 2019
Sarthak Prayas family sensed that the capital city Delhi is most unsafe for elderly and hence came up with the idea of making their lives a little better with our limited. Its been 7 years to our program Adopt An Elder and from the date of commencement of this program we have successfully served 45-50 elders. For starter, Sarthak Prayas visited the slums and identified old age people who were in the worst condition amongst the lot and where also not in the situation to work and earn bread for themselves on regular basis. About 30 such people were identified initially, currently we serve 13 of them, where we provide monthly ration as well as quarterly clothing and toiletries. These Sr. Citizens get together in a local park nearby every month and we distribute the stuff to them which includes things like rice, flour, bathing soap, washing soap, and all other things.
Story from the field
Asha Ram, resident of Rohini, used to beg for day to day living. His right leg is not working he is as much not in condition to work as he is now, living a beggar's life is full of danger and lowest of underprivileged life.But with our support under Adopt An Elder program, he is living a decent life where he does not need to beg. Now operation of his leg has been done and his right leg has been removed which made him free of disease. And our support enables him to not be in too much restrain and he works minimum to meet necessary needs which are other than dry ration and toiletries. Asha Ram gives his benefactors a lot of blessings for making his tough life easier to live and feels grateful as he does not need to beg anymore. Below attached picture is of Asha Ram himself, from before his operation.
|What is the expected total number of beneficiaries in this program for FY18-19?||13|
|What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date||13|
|Village/City/State where project is located||Delhi/NCR|
|Total Budget for the project for FY18-19||120000|
|Total Expenses for the project YTD||30000|