An inclusive Community Self Help group, formed by LSS, consisting of leprosy patients, differently abled people and community representatives has secured , through the ability of its members to show their commitment to saving regularly, a grant of Rs.20000/- from the Dept. of Woman and Child Welfare, MCGM.
Ashwini Kamble – Ashwini is an orphan. She stays with her sister. After the death of their parents, Ashwini used to do domestic work and earn Rs. 1500.00 pm. At the same time she continued he FY BCom through a correspondence course. As the salary of a domestic was insufficient to fund her studies she moved on to work in a garment factory for Rs.2500/- pm. However this too was not enough so LSS was on the look out for someone who could give her a job with a decent salay. Sachin Patil came to our rescue and procured a job for Ashwini at D mart. She now earns 7000 Rs.P.M.
Ashwini and her sister are now able to live simple but self sufficient lives with basic amenities like electricity which they could not afford before.
Arjun Sunriwal earned a meagre sum of Rs.3000/- pm mending shoes. He is the only earning member of a family of 5 and could not meet the expenses of health and education of his family. With the help of Sachin Patil, Arjun is now a security guard at D Mart too, earning Rs.8000/- pm.
Sachin Patil – Manager (Maintenance Dept.) at D Mart
16 schools participated in the competition with Dnyansamapa High School (Marathi) taking the 1st and 2nd spots and the English Medium taking the 3rd.
Please check for TB or Leprosy Patients on treatment before you demolish a slum. The recent demolition of the Rafiq Nagar Slum had 3 TB patients on treatment. They are now missing. This is an open invitation to MDR and XDR TB and will pose a serious threat to the success of the TB Programme in Mumbai .
Rekha, one of the Paramedical workers explaining the symptoms of TB