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Support poor elderly citizens with monthly rations and toiletries by Sarthak Prayas

Needs more donors to continue operations

Support poor elderly citizens with monthly rations and toiletries

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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.

Your help can make many more senior citizens like Kallo Devi with two meals a day in their golden years. You can donate so that they don't lose all hope at a hard time in their lives. You can give with confidence because every program listed is GIVEASSURED.

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About The Program

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Program Description

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

Wheat flour






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.

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About The NGO

Sarthak Prayas
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Sarthak Prayas

Sarthak Prayas was established in the year 2003 with aim to help the underprivileged of New Delhi in the area of health and education. The programs are spread across different slum areas in the city. Two of their major interventions are in the field of education as well as elderly.

Under education, Sarthak Prayas runs remedial education centers where students from government schools attend classes every day to improve their knowledge. The centres help students complete their homework and revise lessons of the day. They also impart life skills and teach them how to deal with real life situations. The organisation runs eight centers in Delhi/NCR with 40 students studying in each center.

Since the children are from an impoverished background, the organisation also supplements their nutrition with packed food every day after the class. In addition to this, as part of recreation for the children, the centres also celebrate children's birthdays every month. During the celebrations, children cut cake and the teachers distribute gifts. Each day the students attend sessions for approximately 90 minutes.

Their other program focuses on people at the other end of the age spectrum, the underprivileged elderly. The premise behind this is that the elderly have struggled all their life for food, shelter and livelihood. They have now reached an age where their bodies don't allow them to work a lot and their economic conditions do not allow their families to be able to take care of them either.

Sarthak Prayas visits the slums and identifies elderly people who were unable to take care of themselves. As a part of their intervention, they provide dry ration on a monthly basis for a one person's need. They also provide quarterly clothing and toiletries. The material is distributed in designated locations near their slums every month.

Apart from the above two programs, they also run a telephonic helpline centre for people who require blood transfusions. Sarthak Prayas tries to fulfil requests raised within 2 hours. Finally, they also organise awareness camps at public places and schools on the dangers of Global warming. Till now, they run such camps for more 1000 students in the Delhi/ NCR region.

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Founded in 1991
NGO Leadership

Harsh Arora

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Elderly | education

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Sarthak Prayas has

giving quality education and residential facility to 320 poor students

Awards And Recognitions
Awards And Recognitions

2016: Apang Mitra

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Last Audited
Periodic Compliance Checks by GiveIndia

December 2018

Verification Visit Reports
Verification Visit Reports

Verification Report 1

Program Updates

Program Updates

4 October, 2021

No One Should Sleep Hungry


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Activities and work undertaken in the last 5-6 months

With your support we have been able to aid in the food security needs of 20-25 elders, residing in the urban slums or impoverished areas of Delhi NCR. Some of these elders happen to be the only earning members of their families and this monthly food aid has helped them. The funds have been of great support for their food requirements on monthly basis. This has helped them to save the expenditure on food-related items and use those funds in catering their other necessities like medical expenses, clothing, etc. In addition to the monthly food supplies, sanitation kits and medicines were also given to them admits this pandemic.

Challenges faced and next steps

The pandemic was the greatest challenge in itself. These very difficult times made travel a challenge to the different locations to distribute the monthly food to these elders. But the dedicated efforts to support the elders was successful.

Stories from the ground

Satpal Ji, a 70-year-old man with less mobility of his legs, has no other living family member to take care of him in his vulnerable time. The program has helped him with more than sufficient food support and has helped him to not resort to beggary. Today, he manages to keep healthy with the food support under this program.

23 March, 2021

A Ray of Hope- Sarthak Prayas


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Sarthak Prayas is supporting Poor Elderly People from last 10 years. We socially adopt these Senior Citizens who are underprivileged. They are unable to work or earn for their living. Sarthak Prayas is the only hope for them.
Monthly dry ration were given to them to ensure their survival. Complete package of 18 items like wheat, rice, sugar, pulses etc. were given which seems a reason for smile for them during this pandemic.  In order to beat the chilling whether , we distributed woolen clothes like Caps, Gloves , Mufflers , socks and good quality blankets etc. with your support.
we also cater to their other needs like basic medicines, chyawanprash, dental kits and fruits on regular basis. We are able to bring smiles on their faces every month only because of your selfless support. This organization works on a transparent model and would keep doing these Ration Distribution Drives with your continued support. Every month these elders wait for our visits as we all are the only ray of light in their lives. We are grateful for you being our support.

5 July, 2020

Distributing food : greatest of joys


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Distributing food : greatest of joys

Distribution is an immense pleasure that one feels. so does the same falling of happiness was shared by Sarthak Prayas with the senior citizens by distributing ration to them.
We are happy to inform you that we have successfully distributed Ration every month.So now they are happy for a very simple reason that they are not dependent on anyone for basic food

22 July, 2019


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Program Update

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-Date13
Village/City/State where project is locatedDelhi/NCR
Total Budget for the project for FY18-19120000
Total Expenses for the project YTD30000