Wednesday, February 17, 2021


Sharing a story of one of the beneficiaries of Shoshana

Anitha, one of the former students of Shoshana sewing centre, Vijayawada. Her husband was a tailor . After finishing her free sewing class at Shoshana, she joined her husband in running the tailor shop at home. She has 2 boys and elderly in-laws to look after. 

Unfortunately her husband had a brain stroke and paralysed partially. He couldn't work .The family responsibility is on her now. She also was detected with cancer and she is undergoing treatment now. With the family responsibility and growing medical expenses, she is in debts. 

Besides having her regular sewing machine she requested for a zigzag machine, with which she could earn some extra income. Recently Shoshana provided her with a zigzag machine.

Heartful thanks to all the donors who made it possible to help a needy women in not only giving a free sewing class but also helping her in running her family at this difficult time.

Sunday, January 31, 2021


Shoshana Sewing Centre, Pedanandipadu

Present group of women for sewing class at Shoshana sewing project - Pedanandipadu village

Started last year - now towards the end of the course. Blouse stitching usually taught at the end of the course.  The women after they start working on their own, they could earn 150 to 200 rupees per piece if they are good in making models.

Many people lost their work during the lockdown and there is still decrease in man power in many factories, companies etc due to Corona. 

The sewing course has been a good  source of income for these needy women especially during these difficult times where they couldn't find any other work.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021


Shoshana Medical Project - Dasaripalem - Guntur 

Dasaripalem is one of the remote areas in Guntur. Large area with more than a thousand families mostly with backward communities like daily workers and agricultural labourers. Shoshana started the medical help at Dasaripalem along with a local Ngo who is working for children's education.

Shoshana is providing basic medication along with free Blood pressure checkups under the supervision of a trained nurse. Since the area is far away from the city, without proper roads and transport facility, having a first aid centre is very helpful for the people. In my last visit, came across women who are in need of diabetic check ups and medication.

During the lockdown time also the medical centre was open to the people who are in need of help.

Thankful to all the donors for keeping faith in our work and have been supporting the needy people all these years.

Tuesday, December 22, 2020


Pictures from Shoshana Medical Project - Karamchedu

Post the lock down the number of Corona cases in Karamchedu, decreased compared to the previous months. Few people got infected but there were no deaths in this area. People are now getting used to the situation and also who are tested positive are home quarantined and getting treated at home.

People seems to be  not very much scared about the total situation and getting along with the new normal.

Our Medical Project in Karamchedu has been working continuously through the whole time with taking necessary precautions and now people are using the medical help as usual. Majority of the people who come for help are diabetic and high blood pressure patients. The nurse Mrs. Prasanna is giving them free B.P check ups and providing medication as per the doctor's prescription.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020


Shoshana Medical Project - Giripuram, Vijayawada.

It is a close and thickly populated area in Vijayawada with people working on daily wages. Very much affected during the Corona times. People were struggling for daily needs and  medical supplies.

We took care that majority of our Shoshana medical centres were open at that time, faced some opposition from the local people but still we continued to supply the necessary medication to the needy. 

Especially to homeless and slum dwellers, basic health care was needed to prevent virus contamination in such areas.  

As the same time Psychologically supporting our health workers  who are more vulnerable to Covid infection and having fear of falling ill due to contact with infected people.

Now it is slowly getting to normal again and people started working and taking the necessary medical help without much fear.

Few pics from our medical project

Sunday, October 25, 2020


Pictures from Shoshana Sewing Project - Vijayawada.

Sewing Project at Giripuram Area. One of the slum areas of Vijayawada. People from all kinds of occupations live here especially daily workers. These people depend on daily wages for their living and that was cut down due to lack of work during the lockdown. More Corona cases since it is an over crowded place. Corona had a major effect in this area. 

Coming to the sewing project, So far more than 150 women got their free sewing class and majority of them are running their own shops at home. In this present situation stitching of cloth masks also has become one of their sources of income.

During the lockdown sewing centre was closed for a while because many of the women who are taking sewing class had Corona. Classes started again taking necessary precautions and people are getting back to normal again.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020


Shoshana Sewing Project - Narasaraopet

New group of women who started the sewing class after the lock down. Few pics from the new group.

Everybody is wearing a face covering since it is difficult for them to maintain distancing especially when they are working in groups.  

The instructor Mrs.Santhamma is an elderly woman. She has been teaching women for the last 30 years but still she is eager and happy to take in new students and teach needy women even in this pandemic situation.

  Sharing a story of one of the beneficiaries of Shoshana Anitha, one of the former students of Shoshana sewing centre, Vijayawada. Her husb...