Thursday, July 11, 2024

 CDS-Shoshana Medical Centre - Dasaripalem-Guntur

Would like to share a few pics showing the surroundings of Dasari palem and the area where we have our medical project.

Shoshana was founded in the year 2000 by a German based group with a vision of health for all especially in areas where  there is no access to basic medical help working on various projects in different districts of Andhra Pradesh involving basic first aid help to the needy and women empowerment programs.

One such areas is the one in Chandra Rajeswari rao nagar, Dasaripalem where most of the population are daily workers. Majority of the women are chilli pickers and agricultural labourers and men are auto rickshaw drivers etc

Shoshana started medical help in this area in the year 2018 to provide free check-ups like Blood pressure and sugar tests and supporting the needy with basic medication.

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

 Request for a sewing project - Auto nagar, Vijayawada

Got a request from Auto nagar area, Vijayawada for a sewing class.

Slum area with around 35 families living by the side of the road with temporary shelters. Majority of them are waste pickers. Both men and women go out to collect waste, some are rickshaw pullers and a few are house helpers.

Some of the children go to Government schools and a few grown up children are going along with parents for rag picking. School drop outs and early marriages are quite common here.

The sewing instructor  who is managing the sewing projects in Vijayawada came to know that some of the women are interested to learn stitching in this area so she wants to help them with a tailoring class. First group starts with around 4 women and the course will be for 6 to 7 months and after finishing the class we would help them with a sewing machine and a tool kit so that they can start working as soon as they finish their class.  Depending on the need we would like to continue helping more women in this area.

Saturday, June 8, 2024


The present group of women who started their tailoring class in July-2023 is about to finish their training. In order to support them in start working as soon as their finish the class, Shoshana distributed sewing machines and tool kits to all the women who are in the group.

Anil, one of the members of Community Development Society along with the instructor Mrs. Santhamma handed over the machines to the ladies.

I thank all the donors for making a difference in the lives of these young women and their families. Appreciate your continuous support.

Friday, April 26, 2024

 Distribution of Sewing Machines - Chenchula colony, Gannavaram.

Shoshana sewing project at Gannavaram for Chenchula community women. There are around 500 families living in this area. Their main occupation is rag picking, fishing, selling plastic stuff, begging etc

Women are illiterates and usually have child marriages. Children never enrolled in school and they go along with their parents for rag picking. In order to give them an alternate living source, Shoshana started sewing project in November-2021 with the intention of giving free sewing classes to women  those who are interested in learning stitching.

So far around 20 women got trained in sewing at our project and each one of them got a sewing machine and a certificate after finishing their training so that they could work in a tailoring shop or at least stitch clothes for their families.

On behalf of all the beneficiaries, I thank all the donors who made it possible in giving a life time opportunity for these women.

Monday, April 8, 2024


Started especially for the tribal community women who migrated to Pandaripuram, Chilakaluripet from northern region of Andhra Pradesh in search of work. They were generally building and road construction coolies, rickshaw pullers, daily workers in a tobacco company etc. They used in live in roadside small temporary shelters later Government provided them with basic housing.

In order to give the women an alternate living source, Shoshana started a sewing centre in this area in the year 2006. Since then more than 400 women got both tailoring and embroidery training at the sewing centre. Majority of them are working and helping themselves and their families.

This is possible only with the continuous support from many of the German friends and local societies are also going hand in hand with them.

Besides the regular sewing class, these women also asked for the basic embroidery class.

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

 Shoshana Medical Centre, Ramapuram

First aid help at Fishermen community, Ramapuram. Started in 2005 after the tsunami. Many people lost their boats, nets and other equipment which are necessary for their livelihood. Even some lost their lives. Shoshana helped them with fishing nets etc. The area was so backward back then.  In order to have a long time help for the people there, Shoshana started medical help since they had no medical access.

Shoshana has been giving medical help to people since then. Its almost 20 yrs now. Still we are consistent in helping the people with free medication along with B.P and Sugar check ups.

Friday, February 23, 2024

 Distribution of Sewing machines at Shoshana Sewing Project, Giripuram, Vijayawada.

Shoshana distributed  sewing machines to seven needy women at Shoshana sewing centre, Giripuram, Vijayawada.

These seven beneficiaries are training at Shoshana sewing centre for the last seven months. Still three months more to finish their course. This program is about providing employment to these women,  there will be a source of income, they can handle their own expenses, can take care of themselves and their families.

While the tailoring course is going on, the women are motivated to take full advantage of the free classes and to be self employed by the time they finish the course. To make the process easy, Shoshana has been providing sewing machines and necessary tool kits  to the women while doing the training so that they can practice more at home and also earn some money while they are still learning.

On behalf of all the beneficiaries my heartful thanks to all the donors who made it possible.

 CDS-Shoshana Medical Centre - Dasaripalem-Guntur Would like to share a few pics showing the surroundings of Dasari palem and the area where...