8.10.2021  10am IST 
STREET PROVIDENCE TRUST GOA , today presents you Mr Fakhira ( also known as Christmas Father ) from Panjim , once along time back heavily into depression and today quite back to being a normal man . 
It's over 3 years that , we rescued this man from the City of Panjim . 
Anyone and everyone who stays in Panjim , travels to Panjim or works in Panjim has surely seen him . 
Attached a picture of him . 
A huge man , quite in nature but depression overtook him big time . 
Would be found sitting in various places in unclean environment across the city . 
It took us alot of effort to first get him off the streets which was not very easy as he just refused help . 
But slowly we got his confidence and we managed 3 years back to get him into our home. 
Never did we admitted him into any hospital or the IPHB but he was given medication daily which the Dr @ IPHB prescribed and it was seen that he took the medication. 
Today Mr Fakhira is much much improved. 
It's all due to our team members and something called TEAM WORK . 
@ Street Providence, it's  is all about team work and not one man show. 
We call this team work COMPASSION . 
Attached a small video which is in konkani but it shows you his reflexes to the questions asked. 👇
Grown a bit old , lost many kgs , cool , does his own stuff plus does work in the home to keep him in good shape. 
Still requires another 1 year of rehabilitation till he can manage on his own . 
We can't keep him permanently with us . 
He will need to go back to the World so that he lives his life . 
This big man has been a big source of encouragement to me and my team . 
Getting him help makes us believe that anyone in depression can be helped no matter their size or shape. 
Although he is not originally Goan yet we feel proud to have helped him and many more like him who are daily brought off the streets and into our homes. 
In the last 4 years , we have moved from feeding the hungry on the streets as a food bank to rehabilitating these homeless people in our own homes to now getting these homes run and operated by these once same homeless people who have recovered from depression, alcohol and substance abuse . 
We are now focusing heavily on picking homeless and mentally challenged goans from the streets, bus stops , hospitals etc who are abandoned and require that second chance to start life again . 
Looking after the homeless is not a joke as it's a serious commitment and service , where you don't know at times how to proceed,  where the funds will come, where you will get care givers for this service,  etc . 
The most complicated and difficult mission in today fast life . 
If you know any such goan people ( 1st priority) either on the streets or in depression or mentally unsound mind or just abandoned , do let me know only thru WHATSAPP on 8380097564. 
No calling please 
We will study the matter and surely help if we can , but on case to case basis 
We require your support and help to reach out to them who are HELPLESS & homeless. 
Support us in whatever way you can. 
Donate generously to our NGO. 
We offer you 50% exemption under 80G on your donations. 
Donations only through cheque /NEFT along with your pan card copy . 
Twitter : @streetproviden1 
As usual strictly no calling , only thru WhatsApp on 8380097564. 
God bless you 
Donald Fernandes 
8380097564 / 7020314848