INDUZ wrote -
Build a Resource Center for HIV infected children of Roo village in Kenya, one of the poorest region that has the highest % of HIV infection among children. The resource center will house a library, arts therapy center and a counseling center.
Furniture and shelves will be all part of this construction effort. The cost to build is from $6000-7500 using local materials.
Our children, Alisha and Prisha Grewal and Gia & Rhea Mitra are travelling to Kenya in August to build a resource center for the children of Roo. They need your support & blessings!
You can make a huge difference in their lives through your contributions and helping achieve the fundraising target.
Please join the Luncheon Fundraiser: July 11th Saturday 12 Noon @
Aroma Cuisine of India
3418 Village Dr, Castro Valley, California 94546
If you are unable to attend, you can support by donating any amount either via crowdrise or directly donating via www.induz.org
All donation are tex exempt, Induz is a 501(c)(3)non-profit focused in improving the lives of underprivileged children.
Read the 2 case studies below for Building The Resource Center in Kenya:
(See pictures of Thomas with his grandmother, Thomas's house, Evelyne with her 2 chiildren, Talia is Evelyn's 2 year old daughter)
BRING A SMILE ON THOMAS'S FACE
Case Study 1 ##
Meet Thomas, a 13 year old sixth grader. He was born HIV positive. His mother died from HIV-related complications while he was very young. Thomas is a rare long-term survivor of HIV as most children born with this virus do not live into their teenage years.
His father remarried and he has a strained relationship with his stepmother because of his HIV status. He now lives with his elderly grandmother who struggles to make ends meet. Despite the multiple challenges that he has had to face, he is able to force a smile.
He is now part of a local CBO that brings HIV positive adolescents together. This initiative is hoping to improve adherence to anti-HIV medication and disclosure rates amongst this vulnerable population while having fun in the process.
You CAN bring happiness and joy in their lives through your support and donation.
There are many more children like Thomas, including pregnant teenage girls.
Case Study 2 ## BRING A SMILE ON EVELYNE'S FACE
Meet Evelyne, a 14 year old teenage mom who was born HIV positive. She lost her mother when she was 11 and life took a downward spiral from that point on.
Her father remarried and she had a strained relationship with her stepmother. She left home and ended up in an abusive early marriage at the age of 12. She has two children aged 1 and 2. The youngest child turned out to be HIV+ too and has recently been diagnosed with tuberculosis. She makes a living from doing odd menial jobs.
Despite the multiple challenges and hardships that she has had to face, she is able to force a smile and love her children. She is now part of a local CBO that brings HIV positive adolescents together.