Why Should I Care :
- India has around 100 millon elders (people over 60 years of age) and the number is estimated to reach 323 million, or 20 percent of the total population, by 2050
- Around 33 percent of the elderly live alone or with spouse only
- 70 percent of the elderly population is illiterate
- 90 percent work for livelihood
- Elders have to grapple with financial insecurity,morbidity,loneliness,vulnerability ,physical weakness,social
- Grandparents care for around half of orphaned children.
- They worked hard all their lives,brought up children,and later took care of grandchildren.Now,at the last stage of their life,when they are helpless and lack even food and shelter,they deserve our help.
How we do work :
BREAD is an NGO which works for disadvantaged old age people in Andhra Pradesh,India. We take care of all the needs of our elders and provides them emotional and physical care.We reach out to destitute elderly people and help rescue the very old and very young people,who are the most vulnerable,powerless and neglected by their family or grown up children.Many are too old or physically weak and thus unable to find work.They are forced to beg,and often homeless. Moved by the plight of destitute single women,BREAD has taken up the program of Tender loving care by sponsoring elderly women on urgent basis.Our Volunteers and staff members conducted surveys and identified more than 200 destitute women who are above 60 years.These elderly women are widows or have abandoned by their husbands.Some have chidren,but Chidren live apart and do not take care of their mothers.They do not hhave money for food ,medical care and other basic necessities. BREAD has been supporting 20 such old women by providing food rations and other necessities every month at their door step.
How Can You Help :
- BREAD actively seeks to partner with Organizations, Charities, Trusts and other Institutions to bring the benefits of specialized expertise and the power of generous grants and endowments to the needy elderly.
- 1.You can choose to sponsor an old person for one month or one year.
- You can sponsor mid-day meals for poor old people
- You can volunteer in any our programs
- A donation of only Rs.1950(USD 28) will provide nutritious and hot meal to 30 elders.
- You may choose to sponsor mid-day meals for one month,or any amount you desire.
- You can donate clothes,blakets ,toiletries,sweters for distribution.
- You can donate food material like rice,dal,vegetales
- Donate meals to poor elderly people on behalf of some one,birthday gift on the occasion of wedding anniversary,ceremony of someone.
- Donate food for 1 Elderly person for one month is 1800(USD26)
SOFT SKILL TRAINING :
The main Objective of BREAD’s soft skill training Centers is to impart basic computer education for young students and to empower them for better job opportunities. This program will be a short term certification course that includes Computer courses like DTP, Tally, and Office Package. Youth who do not have job oriented computer knowledge are trained freely through these short term certification courses. Besides giving this course we also gives them information about the current affairs, education, job opportunities, government welfare schemes etc.
Cost Break up for 1 nutritious Hot meal for 30 Destitute Elders :
|S.NO||Purpose of Donation for one HIV Person||Amount in INR|
|1||6Kg Sona Masoori Rice - Rs.50/Kg||300|
|2||2 Kg of Dhal - Rs.95||190|
|3||1 Kg of Cooking Oil - Rs.95||95|
|4||Leafy Vegetables, Tomato, Brinjal, Potato, Carrot, etc||150|
|5||Onions, Species, Ingredients - Lumpsum||210|
|6||Appropriate Cost for Cooking Gas||150|
|7||Curd / Butter Milk - Rs.10 x 30||300|
|8||Fruits / Sweet||335|
|9||Appropriate Cost of Cook - Rs.220||220|
|Total||1950 / $ 28|
“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day,Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”
you can either help underprivileged youth by making their ends meet for a short while or refer them to BREAD for skills and help them earn a sustainable livelihood.The choice is yours. We’d love to hear your thoughts,too,on what we can all do to empower youth as change makers.