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Help a grandma by sponsoring her food expenses in an old age home

Campaign by The Hindu Women's Welfare Society

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Rane Aji lived with her husband and two daughters in in Vasai. She had discontinued her education after class 7. Her husband was the only earning member of the family. **They lived hand to mouth but she managed her family without complaining.** This was her world for about seven years after her marriage. **Things came crashing down when her husband developed a relationship with another lady. He began to verbally and physically harass her. She tolerated all the harassment silently for the sake of her two daughters. This went on for a while till one day, he threw her out of the house and told her not to return.** With nowhere to go, she turned to her sister. She lived with her sister for some time. However, she did not want to be a burden on them. **She found a job as a cleaner in a private hospital. The hospital had options for employees to live in shared arrangements. Rane Aji took this job so she could get a place to live.** She worked long hours in the hospital but was happy that she was independent. But, age took over and **as she crossed 65 years, she could no longer work. She developed high blood pressure and got tired very soon.** She realized she was going to lose her job. This meant **losing her shelter and being on the streets with no income, food or shelter.** It was then that she saw a program on TV called Hello Sakhi. Through this program she came to know about Shraddhanand's old age home at Vasai. She approached Shraddhanand along with her niece The old age home heard her story and agreed for her to live there. **The old-age home has finally given Rane Aji what she was looking all her life for. A place to call home, A safe place where her needs are taken care of.** A few years ago, she she got affected with Filaria. The old age home took responsibility of her treatment. She is completely cured now. **She is under close supervision for her high blood pressure and arthritis.** She is on medication and walks with the support of a stick. **Even with her age-related and medical issues, she is now happy.** **Your help can make many more seniors like Rane Aji live their golden years under a safe shelter. You can donate to the food expenses of the elderly who live in the old-age home. You can give with confidence because every program listed is [GIVEASSURED](https://www.giveindia.org/giveassured).**


About The Program

Shraddhanand Mahilashram runs an old age home for women in distress in Maharashtra. Women above 60 years of age are either referred by volunteers or sent by their relatives for admissions into the old-age home. Many times they also apply themselves for admission into the old age home. A basic medical test including blood tests, x-ray, urine routine etc is done to assess their health at admission. They are registered using a photo and an identity proof at the time of admission. The old age home has all the facilities required for peaceful living of the resident women. There are dormitories and bathrooms on each floor for the use of the residents. Every senior has their own bed, cupboard space to keep their belongings. There is a common room with a television which the residents can watch at leisure. There is a dining hall for all meals. There is a garden outside, in the complex. There are nurses on duty, and a doctor visits daily. The home also celebrates popular events and festivals to keep the spirit of the women. Out of the 56 residents, 31 women live in the ashram are underprivileged and offered free shelter. Donations to this program help in covering the daily food and provision requirements for the elderly women staying at the Shraddhanand Mahilashram home in Vasai. When you donate to this program, you help destitute elderly women with access to a quality and nutritious food for underprivileged senior citizens.


About The NGO

Shraddhanand Mahilashram started in the year 1927 in memory of Swami Shraddhanandji (Munshiram). Starting as a shelter for women, the now have an old age home in Vasai, the Bal Gruha in Matunga, as well as two hostels. Their main programmes include an orphanage and an old age home. The homes have been operational for decades and are run in a traditional set-up. They run a home for girls, as well as boys up to the age of 5, beyond which they are sent to boys' shelters. The orphanage has separate sections for babies, young girls, and older girls who are attending college. Shraddhanand Mahilashram is involved in their entire upbringing, school, college, and even marriage, in care the girls want to get married. The old age home is in Vasai, and has both paying and non-paying beneficiaries. Bal Gruha houses the smallest kids, Adhar Gruha houses the older girls and there is an old age home for women above 60. Shraddhanand Mahilashram works with a vision to help create a world free of destitute women and children.


Organisers
The Hindu Women's Welfare Society

The Hindu Women's Welfare Society

Beneficiary Charity

Rohit Nair

Rohit Nair

Organiser

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