lördag 20 december 2014

Delivery of Chistmas gifts at shelter

Driver Raju
Thanks to a bunch of good altruistic people (friends, family and Indpro) the girls in Vidyaranya's shelter home could now have a warm night's sleep, amongst other things. With the help of Inpro's driver. Raju (not only the car but his muscles as well) the gifts could be delivered in due time for Christmas. 

Thanks to all donations we were able to buy the following items: 

20 large towels
50 single bed sheets

50 blankets
156 under wears
51 tooth brushes (odd no due to packages of three)
7 toothpaste
10 shampoo bottles
40 kg flour
10 kg rice
10 kg lentils
20 bags with indian mixed snacks
10 pkg of biscuits
8 pkg of sanitary pads

20 ltr oil 
2 shower cream bars
2 skin ointment (medication against fungal infection)

Most of the items were bought on the request of shelter staff. However, medication against yeast infection was bought on my initiative as there seems to be a zero tolerance and stigma on talking about sexual (and related) diseases. As such, I wanted the girls to open up more and dare to talk about genital problems, and if necessary, ask for help and treatment. As mentioned by one former victim (which now is a staff member)
'the girls had been asking about blankets the previous night but we did not have enough blankets, now we have ...'

It was with tears in our eyes we hugged each other. Unfortunately I had to leave the girls this day in a bit of hurry. I can not wait to meet them again in the new year, which I hope will bring some joy and some good development opportunities for the shelter.  

Thank you kindly all of you who contributed and donated- and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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