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  project name ~ Bharosa - Hope for Disabled Senior Citizens

category ~ Health Care - Adult

 
       

  

     

  Project Name

 

Bharosa - Hope for Disabled Senior Citizens

  NGO

 

Padmashree Society

  Category

 

Health Care - Adult

  District

 

Khurda

  State

 

Orissa

  Budget Approved

 

Rs 255000

 

  Year Approved

 

2006

 

 
 
 
 
 

  Photographs

 

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  Chapter Coordinators

 

Ritwik Bhattacharya

 

Portland

 

  Caption

 

 

a beneficiary of the meals-on-wheels program.

 

  Summary

 

 

The project seeks to establish a "Meals On Wheels" type program for disabled senior citizens, whereby a van will be used to deliver two meals a day to about 25 homes. A helpline will also be established to provide emergency health care to senior citizens in villages without a health infrastructure. The helpline will be administered through SHGs the NGO already runs in these villages.

 
 

  Achievements

 

 

Padmashree Society has bought a used Maruti van, and is using it to distribute meals to 25 elderly folks who are unable to come to the old-age day care center that they run. The helpline is also being used to report cases of destitute women and children. Sastriji himself has gone and rescued at least 3 such people.

 

  Goals

 

 

- Set up Meals on Wheels program - Establish senior citizen helpline

 
 

  


 
 
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