Sneha and her daughter Shrishti are both HIV positive. Sneha got the HIV virus from her husband and she in turn transmitted it to Shrishti. Her husband died when Shrishti was only two years old and left Sneha (who is uneducated) with the responsibilities that come with being a single mother. On finding out that both she and Shrishti were HIV positive, Sneha came to CHIRAG for support in 2005.CHIRAG staff members have since then constantly monitored their economic and health status while at the same time encouraging them to take part in various training programs and meetings at CHIRAG.
Shrishti recieves a monthly sponsorship of Rs. 250 every month to supplement her nutritional needs. There are 62 other such children, registered with Chirag.
The College of Social Work, Nirmala Niketan, was founded in 1955, offers various courses and degrees in Social Work and also has many Field Action Projects, one of which is Community Health Initiative and Research Action Group (CHIRAG). CHIRAG works with People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHAs), by providing them livelihood opportunities, nutritional and educational support, care and support, economic empowerment, free legal aid and psycho-social security.More about College of Social Work, Nirmala Niketan
I feel that every bit of help, no matter how small, can make a difference to their lives for the better, because in the end, everybody deserves the opportunity to live their life to the fullest, which can only be possible for these people, through financial support from me and from you.
The target I wish to achieve is that of Rupees One Lakh Eighty Six Thousand, result of a simple calculation:
This, I repeat, is only possible if people like me and you contribute to this cause.