21.12.2021  5pm IST 
STREET PROVIDENCE TRUST GOA , yesterday  blessed and inaugurated our 6th home for homeless men @ Quepem . 
A home, big enough to hold 80 old, sick and men with disabilites . 
It was not easy to start this home. 
I saw this home some where in August 2021 , and was happy that this home would be a perfect place with our rehabilitation program. 
But my mind was playing tricks. 
Quepem is really far away from Sangolda . 
Besides the cost of upgrading it is about 
Rs 15 lacs . 
It's a pandemic , business is down,  etc . 
But something wonderful happened during 
Oct 4th to Oct 9. 
Bro Johnson  ( A Roman Catholic Preacher ) was conducting a 6 days retreat at Pune , and I attended all 6 days online besides downloading all the 6 days sessions on my phone. 
It was after this retreat  that I was inspired to go out of my comfort zone and do something in rural Goa . 
♡♡♡ Big thanks to numerous people starting with : 
♡ 1. SIMON , the owner of this building 
♡ 2. ORLANDO , who is our Volunteer who single handedly runs our Cavelossim home and who undertook all the work to get this home up and running .
♡ 3. AKASH PEDNEKAR , who has volunteered to be part of our organization and take full responsibility to look after these men & run this home as he is from Curchorem. 
♡ 4. To all the different people who worked and are still working to fix all the requirements of this home. 
♡♡♡Thanks to our benefactors who have sponsored rooms in memory of their loved ones :
♡ 1. Jean D'Souza 
♡ 2. Elvira
♡ 3. Gregory 
♡♡ Thanks to :
♡ 1. Ssvp Navelim who donated an amount for more than one room 
♡ 2. Goans For Goa UK , who donated a substantial amount which was very generous of them and as a thanks giving , the entire 2nd floor will have a no. of rooms with Goans for Goa on that floor . 
♡ 3. Numerous other benefactors . 
We are still having another 8 rooms to be sponsored , incase anyone wishes to help us out. 
♡♡♡ Thanks to Fr Lucio who blessed the start of the renovation work on 17.11.21. 
Yesterday  Fr Rocky , SFX , was kind enough to bless this home in Quepem. 
Also thanks to 2 senior citizens from our Margao food bank,  Uncle Joe &  Aunty Sophie for cutting the ribbon. 
They took the trouble of traveling all the way from Margao to Quepem . 
Its Christmas season followed by the New Year , and we are determined to get off the streets ( on priority basis ) our own Goans who may be in Alcohol, lonely,  sick , old   abandoned,  etc into our homes and share that moment of belonging and compassion with such poor people, provided we can look after them . 
Thats Christmas for me . 
Still quite a lot of small jobs left to complete In this home but we will accept men from the streets with immediate effect. 
Upgrading of a closed home is not an easy task as many many issues get left out until the problems are highlighted by those using the home . 
Once again it's a big thanks to 
Mr ORLANDO MESQUITA from Benaulim for taking alot of trouble during the last one month to get this home up and running . 
Attached a video of the Home .👇
Our NGO primary focus is rehabilitation of the homeless street people both men & ladies. 
Which we are doing last 4 years. 
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