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Sponsor the food and medical needs of a poor senior citizen

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Bimla's has had a hard life in the last 65 years. She was born and raised in Kamalpur village. At a young age, she married Nityananda. Her husband was a door to door clothes vendor in the village. **After 12 years of her marriage, her husband passed away.** Bimla then single-handedly had to take care of her seven daughters and one son. She faced a very tough time by herself coping with financial hardships. **She worked as a maid to manage the needs of her large family.** She worked hard and got her children married. **Unfortunately, after their marriage, all her children got busy with their lives, and no one supported Bimla.**She lived in a one-room mud wall house with one of her daughters who is a widow. Her daughter worked as a helper in a tailoring shop. Bimala suffers from severe asthma and hence found it very hard to find a job. **With no means of livelihood, she started to beg.** **Abhoy Mission's social workers spotted her and decided to include her in the Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) beneficiary List. After the intervention of Abhoy Mission, things changed for the better.** She now receives rations every month. She also received medical help when required. She has been enabled to live a dignified life now, with the support of Abhoy Mission.**Without the support of Abhoy Mission, Bimla would have spent all her old age begging. The aid she has received has given her dignity in her golden years.****You can also help poor seniors get two meals a day which is a basic right. You can donate so that they can get the support with which they can live their golden years in peace. You can give with confidence because every program listed is [GIVEASSURED](https://www.giveindia.org/giveassured).**


About The Program

Abhoy Mission runs a 'Sponsor a Grandparent' program that aims at providing social security and dignity to the poor, destitute and incomeless senior citizens residing in slums and rural areas in western Tripura district.One unit of donation to this program will cover the monthly ration kit expenses of an underprivileged senior citizen.This program, earlier known as "Adopt a Grandparent" since its inception in 2003 has given many poor senior citizens security of food and living expenses.The program is the first of its kind in Tripura. It identifies eligible senior citizens and provides them with commodities for daily living. The commodities include items like rice, dal, mustard oil, soya bean, salt, coconut oil, soap, clothes, and medicines. The items required are bought in bulk and distributed to the beneficiaries in their homes within the first 15 days of a month.They are also given Rs. 50 for medicines and Rs.50 as an allowance for any personal needs. When you donate to this program, you help old and poor elderly citizens with the basic necessity of food in their old age.


About The NGO

A group of like-minded people from Tripura joined hands to do some philanthropic work in the state in 1988. After three years, they got their group registered as Lian ll Tripura Scheduled Castes, Tribes & Minority Upliftment Council In March 2008 the name of the organization was changed to Abhoy Mission. Since its inception, the organization has been associated with various welfare and development activities. Mr. Shyamal Deb, the founder, and head of the Organization possesses special knowledge and skills in the field of disability and senior citizens. His tireless endeavour and dynamic efforts has brought about radical changes to set the organization on its onward orbit since the year 1988. He has dedicated his good services for the welfare of the persons with disabilities and senior citizens. The mission of the organisation is to make the society disability free, educative, trained and totally fit for survival. They strive to vie with all adversities to serve this mission. Close to a 1000 senior citizens receive health care, medical allowance and ration items. Over 450 children with multiple disabilities receive home based life skill training. 60 children with special needs are being given education at the organisation. Abhoy Mission has also helped 38 differently abled people with disabilities get registered in the Niramoya Health Insurance program. In 2015, Abhoy Mission was awarded the Manovikas Puraskar by the Manovikas Kendra, Kolkata For Outstanding Performance in Disability Welfare.


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Abhoy Mission

Abhoy Mission

Beneficiary Charity

Rohit Nair

Rohit Nair

Organiser

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