Monday, September 26, 2022

 Shoshana Medical Project - Rosy colony, Chirala.

Rosy colony is a backward tribal  area on the outskirts of Chirala. Around 100 families are living in this colony. Population is about 500 to 600 people. They are migrants from the neighboring states and have been living here for more than four decades. Their main occupation is construction workers, richshaw pullers, waste pickers etc. Government provided land for them to build houses and they have basic living conditions.

They have no proper medical facilities near by and the nearest access is roughly four kms away from the area. On the request of the people here, Shoshana started a first aid centre recently.
 Some pics from the area.

The nurse Ms. Lavanya is in charge of the medical  project giving out basic first aid help.

There are many older people in this colony those who can't afford to go the Government hospital which is four km away from the area. 

Medical Centre is providing free blood pressure checkups  and sugar  tests for the patients. This is quiet useful for many who can't afford to pay for the tests. Also free basic medication.

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

 Shoshana Sewing Project, Gannavaram

Sharing a few pics from the Shoshana sewing project, started recently in the month of Nov-2021 for tribal women.

Second group of women  who are having a free sewing class. Already a group of five women finished their class and got their sewing machines and certificate. They started working on their own and we are going to share their pictures asap.

This is the second group of women. Their main occupation was rag picking and begging. But lately for the last  few years, they slowly started working as maids and daily workers and sending their children to school. They are still an under privileged community.

We from Shoshana is offering few sewing class for the ladies here so that they could have an alternate earning source to have a decent living.

Few pics from the sewing project:

Instructor Mrs. Malleswari with students

 Distribution of Sewing machines at Shoshana sewing project, Pedanandipadu Shoshana distributed six sewing machines to the ladies who are pr...