Right Now Foundation

HIV infected orphans in India healthy and safe

Due to extreme poverty HIV infected orphans in the care of extended family are malnourished, unable to afford medical treatment, or at risk of being abandoned. We support families with fresh nutritious food, access to doctors and medical support, keeping children healthy and with their families.

Donations open 12:00 PM, 3 December 2019 to 12:00 PM, 10 December 2019

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1121202)

Campaign target

£7,436

Amount raised

£3,300

Donations

12

Championed by Private Match Fund

  • This is an amazing project that for relatively little investment can save children's lives. The families stories are inspirational and I am glad I can support them.

    — Donor

  • I don't always make enough selling fish to feed the girls and I worry what will happen to them if something happens to me, so its much better we get this help. Now the girls get enough food to eat regularly and are getting their medications in time

    — Grandma Jaya who looks after granddaughters Izna 8 & Haima 5,supported by the Safe & healthy project

  • Sometimes it’s hard as the children in the village don’t let me play with them as they worry, they will get ill like me. I know that Auntie worries she doesn't have enough money but I have enough to eat as we go to the local shop for bananas and eggs for me

    — Kamala, 11 years old, supported by the Safe and healthy project

Situation

When HIV infected children in India lose their parent’s they are extremely vulnerable, without the care of extended family they are at risk of living on the streets, abuse & early death. However, many extended families live in extreme poverty where caring for an additional child with health issues is a huge pressure. Children are malnourished & unable to access preventative & emergency medical care. Some families are simply unable to care for children, with children at risk of being abandoned.

Solution

125 extended families will be given a food rations card to access free nutritious food for children at specified shops, including a daily ration of milk, an egg, vegetables,& banana ensuring children have a nutritious diet. Monthly health monitoring will track children’s growth, highlight health concerns, & provide care giver support. Access to preventative care, will ensure children receive timely correct medication & treatment, & additional medical support for emergency care is also available.