Sponsor Nutritious Meals for Destitute Elderly People

by Mallikarjuna Gorla

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About the project :

The Problem:
In Budhavarapeta slums in Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh has a number of destitute elderly people, who are neglected by their Sons and Daughters. Many of them don’t have families to support them and resort to begging for food, while others belong to families where the adult members go off to work leaving them alone at home. Not only do they struggle with the absence of any social and economic security, but with a lack of reasonable nutrition as well. These Elderly persons are spending their time at community halls, graveyard, neighbour houses.

Our Solution:
We have been providing every day nutritious meals to these 30 destitute older persons since 2009. The hot meals are distributed daily between 1-2pm and include a variety of nutritional foods like steamed cooked rice, dal, sambhar, mixed vegetable curry, seasonal pickle, Papad etc. This means they no longer have to beg for something that is so readily available to the rest of the world. The plan is to expand this project into other nearby areas as well. By providing nutritious food to the destitute elderly people, they recovered from their ill-health.

The Impact:
The program attempts to eliminate the aged persons from begging in slums of Kurnool, who simply can’t afford to eat, and ensure a daily worth of nutritious meals. With your kind generous support the old age people can have a good nutritious meal and live with dignity.

Please contribute whatever amount suits your pocket so that we can continue feeding these elderly people. 

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