Wednesday, January 25, 2023

 CDS-Shoshana Medical Centre - Vengal reddy nagar,Raavipadu

Raavipadu is an area on the outskirts of Narasaraopet town  beside the highway towards Hyderabad.

Vengal reddy nagar is moderately a big area with around 150 houses belonging to backward communities. Majority of the population are agricultural labourers. Both men and women work in fields and at building construction sites. Previously most of the children were school drops outs but for the last decade parents are sending their children to schools. 

Majority of the houses are Government built. Although people living in pucca houses, their is not much difference in their financial status. There are still many who are living in poverty. Many were out of work during the corona crisis but slowly the situation is getting better.

Shoshana under the supervision of the local society arranged a first aid centre in Raavipadu area in the year 2016 and giving out medical help with a regular nurse.

As we observed over the years there are many old people here who are in need of medical help. Since the area is around 7km away from the nearest hospital in town, Shoshana medical centre is quite useful for the people here especially for old people . Besides the basic medication, the med project is offering free B.P and blood sugar check ups.

Nurse Mrs. Bala sundari
Mrs. Martha  is supervising the projects and interacting with the staff through video calls and the people also are happy to often see her. Thanks to all the donors who made it possible to provide medical help for the people of Raavipadu.

Thursday, January 12, 2023

 CDS-Shoshana Sewing Centre, Narasaraopet

Shoshana has been training needy women in sewing and embroidery in Shalem nagar, Narasaraopet area for the last 15 years.  So far more than 150 women finished their free sewing class successfully and using their sewing skills to earn their living.

Mrs. Santhamma has been training these women from the beginning ie from the year 2007. She was a teacher and a tailoring instructor before she started working with Shoshana. She used to take minimal fee to train the women. After many years of service, she is quite familiar with the people  in the area. She lended her own house to run the sewing project.

After she joined with Shoshana, she has the opportunity of  helping hundreds of women for free of cost to be independent. Her family is with her in this process. They supported her to continue her work all these years. Even though she  crossed her retirement age she is still continuing with the same spirit in training women.

In future one of her daughters or one of her previous students may take over the sewing project but she wants to continue as long as she could.

The students had the opportunity to meet our M.D. Martha and talk to her via a video call. It was nice that she could meet the women and see what they are doing.

SEWING MACHINES DISTRIBUTION AT SHALEM NAGAR, NARASARAOPET The present group of women who started their tailoring class in July-2023 is abou...