Feed a grandparent through a community kitchen by Manavlok

Feed a grandparent through a community kitchen

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Senior citizens like Ansabai shouldn’t have to worry about their necessities.

Ansabai is a 82-year-old widow from Morphali village in Dharur. Despite her age, she works as a farm labourer to support herself.

She has health problems which do not allow her to work regularly and she is not able to earn nearly enough money to have two meals a day. Her son moved to a city for work and does not keep in touch with her anymore. She has no one else to look after her or provide for her.

Ansabai felt completely helpless and began to beg on the streets. She still went to bed hungry on most days. Over time her health worsened and she could no longer work or earn.

Ansabai’s life changed when she was added to the Manavlok kitchen program. They began to provide her with two fresh meals a day. Her health started improving with this regular supply of nutrition.

She got back to working on the farm, and no longer worries if she is unwell and cannot work on some days. Manavlok’s community kitchen has given Ansaibai the security she deserves after a lifetime of providing for her family and herself.

Every senior citizen should be able to have at least two meals a day. Give now to help a poor senior citizen like Ansabai stop worrying about basic necessities. You can give with confidence because every program on our platform is [GIVEASSURED]

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Program Description

Manavlok is a voluntary organization for the socio-economic upliftment of the rural poor. The beneficiaries in this program are senior citizens who have been ignored or by their families.

The community kitchen for elderly citizens started off from their community kitchens project which provides meals for people of all age groups. This program is implemented in 5 villages of Ambajogai district, Maharashtra and close to 75 senior citizens are served two meals a day.

When you donate to this program, you become the reason for a senior citizen no longer going hungry.

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About The NGO

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The foundation for Manavlok was laid by Dr. Lohiya in the year 1962 with an aim to solve the socio-economic problems of the community. Manavlok is the abbreviation for Marathwada Navnirman Lokayat, where Navnirman means Creation and Lokayat denotes people's opinion.

Manavlok symbolizes a new idea or an experiment in rural development. It is actively involved in river rejuvenation, desilting of dams, providing seeds and fertilizers to the farmers. The organization believes that collective local leadership plays an essential role in mobilizing the local resources and making their best use. It trusts in providing the means for development. Their focus of action and control are the villagers themselves.

The present secretary of Manavlok – Mr. Aniket comes with 25 years of experience in advance farming. His presence with the organization has proven to be very instrumental. He framed a holistic approach by bringing in agricultural technologies for water conservation to the poor farmers.

Manavlok shows a better way of living to these farmers thereby rejuvenating their trust and improved knowledge on farming.

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Founded in 1991
NGO Leadership

Aniket D. Lohiya

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Geriatric Health | elderly

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Manavlok has

served 14,355 meals to underprivileged senior citizens

Awards And Recognitions
Awards And Recognitions

2017: Outstanding contribution towards creating an impact in the lives of underserved youth

2016: TSR Book of Records - 2016

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Last Audited
Periodic Compliance Checks by GiveIndia

Renewals FY 19-20

Program Updates

Program Updates

30 September, 2021

Feed a grandparent through a community kitchen


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Activities and work undertaken in the last 5-6 months

  1. Total 32 Community Kitchens (Trupti Kitchens) are run by Manavlok for the destitute elderly in the rural areas of Beed & Osmanabad Districts. Two nutritious and fresh meals per day (morning & evening) are being served to senior citizens through Trupti Kitchens in their villages. This helps them to maintain a healthy life. • Total 419 senior citizens (Beneficiaries) from 30 villages in Ambajogai, Kaij, and Dharur in Beed district and Lohara and Umerga in Osmanabad district• 150644 Meals to 419 beneficiaries have been served in the last 6 months. Rs.30, 12,880 have been spent to serve the meals 2. During the Covid period of Manavlok visited the Trupti Kitchen of each village to interact with village-level Kitchen Management Committee, Beneficiaries & Kitchen holder and in this way provide them corona information. Result of this there was no positive cases and death among beneficiaries3. On 19 July 2021 information was written regarding the “Trupti Kitchen” initiative of Manavlok NGO in a famous “The Hindu Business Line Supplement”1. Corona Vaccination drive: the senior citizens along with kitchen holders were mobilized for the corona vaccination. The team arranged registrations, transportation, and Refreshments/accommodation for 366 beneficiaries and kitchen holders.2. Health Check-Ups: Team organized beneficiary health checkup camps to make them convenient to the senior citizens. 207 senior citizens from the community kitchen get benefitted. 3. Village committee (Trupti Kitchen) meetings: The Quarter meetings in 30 villages were organized to discuss the issues regarding kitchen beneficiaries, the addition of new beneficiaries, kitchen holder issues, Food quality, to understand the need of the beneficiary, and community contribution, etc. 4. Celebration of Festivals: Different community in villages decides to celebrate festivals with Trupti kitchen beneficiaries. Few villagers decide to celebrate their birthdays and anniversaries with kitchen beneficiaries. 5. Tree plantation and village cleaning drive: To create awareness about social causes, kitchen beneficiaries take part in tree plantation drive and village cleaning. This encouraged many youngsters to be part of this drive. The project area is a geographically semi-arid region of Marathwada. The community depends on rain-fed agriculture hence villagers decide to migrate to nearby cities/States for livelihood. These migrations affect the livelihood of senior citizens as responsible persons of families struggling for food. The consecutive drought years affected lives in Suicides, debts, and unemployment. Considering these challenges Manavlok decided to start the Trupti kitchens in the villages of Beed and Osmanabad.This program benefits 419 beneficiaries in 30 villages in the Beed and Osmanabad district of Maharashtra. The number of people impacted:32 Community/Trupti Kitchens benefitting 419 senior citizens (Beneficiaries) from 30 villages in Ambajogai, Kaij, and Dharur in Beed district and Lohara and Omerga in Osmanabad district. How were they impacted or helped:Though this program aims to avail two meals per day to senior citizens, different events like; Health checkups, corona vaccination, social events anniversaries & birthday celebrations and festivals feast. MANAVLOKs TRUPTI KITCHENCommunity Kitchen For Senior CitizensS.N. Village Block Dist State1 Sonvala Ambajogai Beed Maharashtra2 Palaskheda Kaij Beed Maharashtra3 Morphali Dharur Beed Maharashtra4 Yelda-1 Ambajogai Beed Maharashtra5 Patoda Ambajogai Beed Maharashtra6 Yelda -2 Ambajogai Beed Maharashtra7 Salegaon Lohara Osmanabad Maharashtra8 Toramba Lohara Osmanabad Maharashtra9 Koral Omerga Osmanabad Maharashtra10 Kala Nimbala Omerga Osmanabad Maharashtra11 Kaldev Nimbala Omerga Osmanabad Maharashtra12 Kumbefal Ambajogai Beed Maharashtra13 Jawalgaon Ambajogai Beed Maharashtra14 Pathan Mandwa Ambajogai Beed Maharashtra15 Dhawadi Ambajogai Beed Maharashtra16 Hiwara Ambajogai Beed Maharashtra17 Akola Ambajogai Beed Maharashtra18 Radi Ambajogai Beed Maharashtra19 Apegaon Ambajogai Beed Maharashtra20 Poos Ambajogai Beed Maharashtra21 Nalwadi Omerga Osmanabad Maharashtra22 Dipewadgaon Keij Beed Maharashtra23 Supatgaon Omerga Osmanabad Maharashtra24 Sugaon Ambajogai Beed Maharashtra25 Dhanora Khurd Ambajogai Beed Maharashtra26 Jawalban Kaij Beed Maharashtra27 Somnath Borgaon Ambajogai Beed Maharashtra28 Deola Ambajogai Beed Maharashtra29 Bardapur - 1 Ambajogai Beed Maharashtra30 Mudegaon Ambajogai Beed Maharashtra31 Bardapur - 2 Ambajogai Beed Maharashtra32 Limbgaon Ambajogai Beed Maharashtra

Challenges faced and next steps

  1. Challenge in to walk to community kitchen for bedridden beneficiaries 2. Community gathering was not possible Community guidelines due to the covid-19 outbreak.3. Due to Corona difficulties in transportation of kitchen groceries and Vegetables was a challenge for kitchen holders To overcome these challenges kitchen holders were informed to avail groceries and vegetables locally and instructed to follow community guidelines to break the corona chain. Goal/aim/activity plan for the next 6 months:The program continues to avail two meals for the beneficiaries, conducting quarter meetings of village committees, new beneficiary selection, Diwali gifts to the beneficiary, Health Checkup camps & life supports, and 2nd shot of corona vaccination.

Stories from the ground

Impact story from the ground:Nivrutti Mukunda Shewale lives in Akola village in Ambajogai block of Beed district, Maharashtra. He has three brothers, one brother died due to old age, and two brothers work as labourers for livelihood. Nivrutti got married twice but no wife stayed with him. He travelled miles to sell ladies stationary at different villages, later he quit this job and started to work as a labourer. He used to chop wood as engaged by villagers. Somehow this fulfils his need for two times meals. But the situation is different now, Nivrutti was not capable of cooking food due to old age and this had a bad impact on his health too. After understanding his situation, villagers and Manavlok volunteer recommended him for Trupti kitchen, Presently, Nivrutti is living happily as he availed two meals per day. And his condition has improved.

23 March, 2021

Community Kitchen for Senior Citizens' (Trupti Kitchen)


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Trupti Kitchen:
Trupti kitchen is being implemented in 29 villages of Ambajogai, Kaij and Dharur blocks in beed district, Omerga and Lohara in Osmanabad district. Under this initiative, the destitute, disabled senior citizens in the village are given healthy food twice a day.

• 450 beneficiaries in 29 trupti kitchen
• 09 beneficiaries left kitchen due to Death (due to illness) and guardianship by relatives.
• New 09 beneficiaries have been joined.

The following activities were carried out during this month

• 3 meetings of Village Management Committee (Trupti Kitchen) were held regarding beneficiary selection and rejection criteria, Peoples contribution, Beneficiary health check up and the decision was made after discussion and approval by 26 Committee members.

• 29 Tiffin’s to 29 beneficiaries from Villages Sugaon, Deola, Hiwara, Jawalban and Somnath Borgaon were distributed. These 29 beneficiaries were having challenges to walk to kitchen and had no proper utensils to collect the food. This support will maintain hygiene and avoid challenges for senior citizens.

• 13 Solar lanterns to 13 kitchen beneficiaries who don’t have electricity facility were distributed. These beneficiaries used to light up a homemade kerosene chimney which can cause accidents. To avoid such challenges village committee request to provide beneficiaries with solar lanterns.

Support in kinds:
Manavlok team mobilizes and motivates villagers and philanthropist to contribute to the Nobel cause. As a result of this initiative:

• Few Philanthropists celebrated their birthdays with kitchen beneficiaries and provides Warm clothes and slippers to 15 beneficiaries of Trupti kitchen at Pathan Mandwa in Ambajogai.

• In Deola Village Mr. Ravindra Devarwade celebrated his son’s birthday with kitchen beneficiaries and gave feast to the beneficiaries.

• Manavlok Amabajogai’s Jansahyog department distributed 73 Ration kits to 73 needy beneficiaries at Ambajogai town. These beneficiaries are widows, destitute and physically disabled and senior citizens’. The Jansahyog appealed the local doctor’s, advocates and businessman groups to raise the funds.

5 August, 2020

Community kitchens for the deserving


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Community kitchens for the deserving

We want to share some highlights from the last 2 quarters with you -

  1. We have started three New Kitchens at Sugaon, Dhanora Khu. Dist Beed and Supatgaon Dist. Osmanabad

  2. We conducted medical checkup of beneficiaries at Apegaon, Pathan Mandwa, Yelda &

  3. We conducted eye check-up of 23 beneficiaries from Poos, Jawalgaon & Radi

  4. We arranged for tiffin boxes to be given to three needy beneficiaries at Sugaon

  5. We actively organised, arranged and distributed 35 Solar Lamps in 7 villages

  6. Manavlok's Jansahyog office distributed food kits to 197 senior citizens in Ambajogai municipal area with the help of people's contributions.

  7. We have celebrated every Festival such as Makar Sankrant, Holi, Mahashivratri, etc. with great pomp and joy.

22 July, 2019


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Program Update

Between the quarter of January 2019 to March 2019, Community Kitchen was active in 19 villages coming under drought prone area. During this quarter, for 887 people 51628 meals have been provided. A senior citizen (above 60 years ) man/woman having no source of income or person having no one to take care of himself in the family, handicap person, diseased person, destitute or widow were selected as a beneficiary for this project. A short committee appointed in village or this community Kitchen project selected the needed beneficiaries. For these beneficiaries, two times healthy fresh meals were provided per day in their own village. For this, a person from village selected by committee was given a charge of preparing their meals.

Story from the field

A beneficiary of Community Kitchen

Name: Prayagbai Nanabhau Tarkase

Village:- Dhawadi, Block Ambajogai, District Beed, Maharashtra – 431124.
Prayagbai is a 81 years old widow from Dhawadi village, from Ambajogai Block of Beed district. Her husband who was also a beneficiary of community kitchen died 4 months ago. She has no land. She has two sons, one is mentally retarded & the other one does a labour work in Pune from last 15 years. There is no one to look after her. From last 15 years, her husband was also paralyzed & was unable make any body movement. Since she had no farm land & there was no one to look after her & her husband, she was doing a lighter labour work to earn money & to fulfill her & her husband’s daily needs and medicines. But later on because of her old age, she was not in a condition to perform any physical work. She was very poor to purchase Kirana material & vegetables from market. Sometimes she used to beg in order to obtain meals. She was finding it very difficult to obtain & prepare two times meals for her as a result she was living in a starved condition. As a result, her health condition became quite weak.

But after she has been selected for Kitchen, she is now getting two times fresh healthy meal. As a result of which, her health is better and she is living a normal life. MANAVLOK started community kitchen for these types of people. In this kitchen, Prayagbai became beneficiary. Currently she doesn’t have any financial support for her day to day survival. Due to our community kitchen, her need of two times meal is fulfilled. Now she is happy. Now she got a new hope for living.

There are many peoples like Prayagbai around us, who are facing such problems of not able to obtain daily meals due to old age or because of getting neglected by other people. That’s why they don’t have any other option for survival.

What is the expected total number of beneficiaries in this program for FY18-19?350
What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date295
Village/City/State where project is locatedIn 19 Villages located at Ambajogai, Keij, Dharur blocks of Beed district & Omerga, Lohara blocks of Osmanabad districts of state Maharashtra.
Total Budget for the project for FY18-196000000
Total Expenses for the project YTD1479124.4

30 October, 2018

Manavlok's Update


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Program Update

This program is run to support the poor and lonely elderly in the villages. In June, 273 beneficiaries from 18 villages were provided with kitchen facilities. As of last month (August), the program is run in 19 villages benefitting 288 persons. The program is supported by Give India and Caring Friends. In a month, we provide Rs 1000 to a beneficiary & collect Rs 200 from each so that we can give 60 meals per month which cost Rs 1200. (Rs. 20 per meal). A Self Help Group (SHG) from a village is given an opportunity to operate the overall kitchen activities. In case the SHG is not available, then a separate person from village is assigned to handle the kitchen. A village level committee looks after the quality of the kitchen food & selection of beneficiaries. Along with Kitchen benefits, we also provided walking sticks to 34 kitchen beneficiaries which they needed. In the future, we plan to provide them a tiffin box, walking sticks for support and solar lantern, all of which will be very beneficial for them.

Story from the field

A beneficiary of Community Kitchen
Name: Parubai Shahaji Hare
Age:- 83 years
Village:- Jawalgaon, Block Ambajogai, District Beed, Maharashtra - 431517.

Parubai is a 83 years old widow from Jawalgaon village, from Ambajogai Block of Beed district. She has no land. Her husband was into livestock farming business & his business condition was poor. He was addicted to alcohol, he fell ill and some days later he died. Parubai has two daughters who are married. Both of them live in other nearby villages with their families. She had two sons who died accidently at the age of 16 in an interval of two years. Since her husband sold all farming land to pay loans & other debts, she had no farm land & there was no one to look after her. Previously, she used to work as a labourer to earn money & meet her daily needs. But later on because of her old age, she was not in a condition to engage in any physical work. She was unable to purchase ration or vegetables from the market. Sometimes she used to beg in order to get one meal. She was finding it very difficult to get two meals a day. She was living in a starved condition; as a result, her health condition got very poor. A Self Help Group from the village recommended her name & she became a beneficiary of our community kitchen at the age of 83. But after she has been selected for the kitchen program, she is now getting fresh healthy meals twice a day. As a result of which, her health is better and she is living a normal life. Now she is happy and has got a new hope for living.

Expected total number of beneficiaries in this program for FY18-19400
Number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program this year246

13 March, 2018

Festivals celebrated with delicacies by senior citizens at Manavlok


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Over the last six months, the Trupti kitchen run by Manavlok has been instrumental in serving over 51,500+ meals to more than 275 senior citizens from 13 villages of the Beed and Osmanabad districts of Maharashtra. The aged beneficiaries are delighted by the arrival of festivals, since they mark the departure from monotony, with the addition of special desserts that are served after meals. This year, Puran Pohli, a traditional Maharashtrian sweet was served on the occasion of Holi in all the kitchens covered by this programme.