Category Archives: Updates

25Sep/21

REQUEST OUR SMALL AND MINUSCULE COMMUNITY SCATTERED AROUND THE WORLD TO SUPPORT OUR NGO AS WELL PLEDGE TO HELP EACH AND EVERY GOAN HOMELESS

25.9.2021  11 am IST 
Today in many parts of the world,  our Goan community celebrates ” World Goa Day ” started 30 years ago by Mr Rene Barretto from Vasco. 
World Goa day was instituted to mark the anniversary of August 20, 1992, when the Indian parliament formally accorded Konkani the status of a national language through the 71st amendment to the Eight Schedule of the Constitution of India. 
It's a time to celebrate across the World , wherever there is a goan community . 
As this message goes around , many associations will be starting their celebrations for the day. 
We @ Street Providence Goa , request our small and miniscule community scattered around the world to support our NGO as we pledge to help each and every goan homeless or Goans on the streets, to get a place to stay and a meal to eat. 
We are also pledging to work and help our poor goan people suffering from disabilities to get their disability certificate and UDID Cards done so that numerous government schemes can reach each and every goan home where there is a goan with disability. 
To rehabilitate our goan homeless both men & women , we are adding 3 more homes . 
Two homes , one for men able to hold 80 men & one for women to hold 20 women is getting ready. 
The third home which can hold another 100 men will take time. 
We require financial support to get these homes up as both the men homes put togther require a basic investment to upgrade close to rs 50 lacs. 
All the upcoming 3 homes are rented. 
Due to the pandemic,  the economy has slowed down and our poor goans who used to do small jobs have been jobless and are getting on the streets as families can't afford to look after them. 
The pandemic is causing alot of poor goan people to loose their mind as people with  disabilities are on the rise . 
There are very few or no shelter homes offering free rehabilitation to goans with mental disabilities. 
If one looks at IPHB Bambolim , one will observe that new wards/ builing are being constructed considering the cases are increasing. 
But shelter homes or mid way homes are a far dream . 
We intend to bridge that Gap and that's the reason we are starting these 3 big homes to take in another 200 poor goans who will be either homeless or suffering from mental disability . 
Yes we will be applying for government grants but that is not 100% assured. 
If our goans abroad can contribute monthly, a fixed amount either through the respective associations or individually then we will be able to look after each and every goan homeless on the streets. 
We don't have FCRA  facility for foreign funding, so donations only through an Indian bank . 
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 . 
FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA 
Twitter : @streetproviden1 
AND
As usual strictly no calling , only thru WhatsApp on 8380097564
God bless you 
Donald Fernandes 
8380097564 / 7020314848
21Sep/21

TODAY WE PRESENT YOU ONE GOAN MAN FROM MAPUSA, GOA.

21.9.2021  7pm IST 
STREET PROVIDENCE TRUST GOA picks homeless people ( with or without disabilities ) from the streets and rehabilitates them within our homes in Goa . 
Today we present you one Goan Man from Mapusa, Goa. 
If you ever lived in Mapusa you will have seen and known this man Mr Siddhu. 
Picture attached along with 1 min video.. 👇
He is from Duler and Is the owner of a very big business in that locality. 
But for many years he used to roam around the city with bare minimum clothes or even no clothes. 
Never spoke much and never fought or was ever  violent but always walking around the city so much so that he got a tan on his body. 
Today that Tan has disappeared and he now has a much fairer completion. 
Early Jan 2019, he was brought to our home,  by the Mapusa Police after A youth Miss Jennifer from Moira decided to help him by getting him off his agony and troubles. 
Miss Jennifer called me and we agreed to help him and with the help of the Police his admission was done . 
First 9 months Siddhu gave us alot of trouble especially with his toilet habits. 
He was not used to staying in a home . 
Eating,  sleeping, talking, bathing,  etc was a problem. 
Slowly with medication,  food , company of other men he started getting back his senses. 
Today he is much much improved. 
I say about 80% improved. 
He now bathes , uses the washroom , eats by himself properly,  sleeps peacefully,  replies when asked questions , co operates with the fellow men, takes his medication faithfully, but quite. 
He has no living member from his family in this world as I am given to understand. 
If anyone knows him or his relatives please let me know. 
He is ready to go home incase he has one such home and some one to give him his medication and daily food . 
Many times he was admitted into the IPHB and once treated , he was discharged and then the same story . 
Looking after the homeless ( with or without disabilites)  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 . 
FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA 
Twitter : @streetproviden1 
AND
As usual strictly no calling , only thru WhatsApp on 8380097564. 
God bless you 
Donald Fernandes 
8380097564 / 7020314848
17Sep/21

TAKES OFF THE STREETS 2 GOAN HOMELESS MEN, ONE ELDERLY MAN & ONE YOUTH.

17.9.2021   7pm IST 
STREET PROVIDENCE TRUST GOA takes off the streets 2 Goan homeless men, one elderly man & one youth. 
☆ 1. Hanumant Chanekar is from Raia , Salcette as he says, elderly Goan man and is using a stick to move around. 
One month back late night he was picked up by the police / reached the Police @ Mapusa Police Station all tired, sick, stressed & lonely. 
We requested Mapusa Police to kindly admitt him for a few days into the hospital which they did and did not shoo him / drive him away . 
District Hospital Mapusa did a good job by treating him for a month. 
See his picture , before and after 1 month. 
Two days ago I am given to understand that he decided to leave the hospital and started wandering. 
Bang , he was picked up by Colvale Police station on the highway wandering along. 
We took him in today. 
Incase any one recognises  him and his family , pls let me know through whatsapp only on 8380097564 . 
We have experienced great understanding and compassion between personal of Colvale & Mapusa Police Station especially regarding goan homeless people. 
☆ 2. A Young goan boy from Alto Dabolim , walks for over 75 days around Goa searching for place to stay. 
Comes from a family but his parents and his brother don't want him at home. 
For over 3 years he was in another home . 
But not sure why he left by end June 21. 
He is a bit aggressive and is slightly complicated. 
Speaks good English. 
He approached many police stations but most of them did not entertain him as I assume he has some past history which all stations are aware off. 
10 days back he called me. 
We took him in and he slept for like 7 days non stop . 
Can't image how , where and how many kms he walked in 75 days searching for help . 
He says he slept at bus stops , road side, gardens,  etc  . 
At times he eat nothing for 2 to 3 days and this was all during the rains . 
Strong man . 
Anyway he is now relaxed and back to doing some basic work. 
But still weak and exhausted. 
We know his family but we can't do much . 
Only prayers and blessings upon his family . 
We as an NGO are there helping the homeless street people in Goa 24*7, 365 days , last 4 years. 
We also pick abandoned people from hospitals and health centres . 
Our services are free of charge for the homeless and the street people. 
Everyday we are flooded with such requests and we always try to help . 
Some cases require only Police intervention especially when one is on the streets and is unknown as legal paperwork is very important. 
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 . 
FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA 
Twitter : @streetproviden1 
AND
As usual strictly no calling , only thru WhatsApp on 8380097564. 
God bless you 
Donald Fernandes 
8380097564 / 7020314848
15Sep/21

EVERYDAY OCCUPIED WITH HELPING HOMELESS STREET PEOPLE AND POOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITES

14.9.21  7pm IST 
STREET PROVIDENCE TRUST GOA is everyday occupied with helping homeless street people and poor people with disabilites get help. 
Too many requests daily and we always try to accommodate all requests with priority given to our local Goans . 
♡♡ Big thanks today especially to Dr Mary from IPHB for some wonderful support. 
Today we admitted one goan man into our shelter home from IPHB & we assisted another Goan man to get admission into IPHB. 
☆ 1. A couple of months back,  I received a call from Mr.Jude explaining how this goan man has gone beserck and breaking things in the home. 
With support from Colva police, Jude managed to get the man to IPHB and Dr Mary was of great help in admitting and treating him . 
Today he was discharged by his relatives and with an affidavit signed by his mother we transfered him straight to our home. 
Attached his picture . 
Must appreciate Mr Jude for taking alot of trouble in the last few months with this man . 
His mother is really old & sick and his sister is also sick . 
This 45 year old man without medication is a terrible and dangerous person as he breaks things , shouts , abuses , etc . 
☆ 2. Few weeks ago received a call from a 75 year old man based in Mumbai  crying that his brother is on the streets of Vasco in a mental state pls help. 
A chronic case of mental issues,  coupled with being not married if I heard right . 
Used to stay with his sister aged 72 years but he started pasting her up and becoming difficult to handle. 
For over a year he was sleeping outside the church as Hassan used to provide him some meal . 
This matter took about 10 days to get off the streets but I completed the promise I made to the brother that we will help. 
♡♡ Thanks to Vasco Police station for providing mam power , along with Hassan our volunteer from Vasco , he was today  brought to IPHB where he has been before. 
Dr Mary today was on duty and understood and provided compassion by admitting him into the IPHB. 
Once treated his sister and brother will directly admitt him into our shelter home for rehabilitation instead of reaching the streets again . 
Good service today at IPHB which is all that is required and i pray for . 
When ever we commit to any Doctor in any Government hospital, that any homeless or street patient brought or recommended by us for treatment will be rehabilitated later in our home , It will be honoured and implemented. 
No Doctor in any Government hospital in Goa should any time feel that Street Providence will abandon the patient brought for treatment by us and not take them back to our shelter home . 
The day this Trust is experienced by all of us,  alot of homeless street people and people with mental disabilities can be taken off the streets and given a second chance to restart their lives. 
We are ready to assist such goan homeless people who suffer from mental disabilites either to get treatment or once treated to get to our rehabilitation home on case to case basis. 
At times the family just cant manage and these people reach the streets. 
I thank God for giving me an opportunity to help so many people who I don't know and at times don't meet as all formalities and documentation is taken care by various volunteers and staff . 
Too many such requests. 
Not sure how many we can accommodate but we will try to help as many as possible. 
Space is a big constraint. 
Providing that little relief to the family members and bringing smiles to their faces  is what makes us go forward in rehabilitating the goan people with mental disabilities. 
Otherwise the alternative is the streets. 
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 . 
FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA 
Twitter : @streetproviden1 
AND
As usual strictly no calling , only thru WhatsApp on 8380097564. 
God bless you 
Donald Fernandes 
8380097564 / 7020314848
13Sep/21

PICKS A GOAN MAN TODAY PRACTICALLY FROM THE STREETS

13.9.2021  7pm IST 
STREET PROVIDENCE TRUST GOA , picks a goan man today practically from the streets , highly diabetic, on the verge of depression, highly stressed as his parents and his wife & children have disowned him. 
But none to blame at the moment as we don't know who is telling the truth. 
♡♡ Thanks to :
☆ 1.  A Parish Priest who opened his doors for few days and allowed this man to stay in the church premises. 
☆ 2. A restaurant owner, who gave him my number to get help  ( where he was working last few months and the owner found him slipping into depression & loosing weight and keeping aloof )
☆ 3. Orlando our volunteer from Benaulim,  who  met him , assured him of help, took him for a medical check up , got him to a notary where he self declared that he is disowned and homeless as he had his documents and identification. 
The goan man is educated in UK and his father was a CHIEF ENGINEER on the ship. 
But looks like there are many other issues. 
If this person did not get help soon , he would turn to a vagabond moving around endlessly as he already is turning crazy. 
Looks like he has lost alot of weight,  grown a beard , blood pressure quite high and thinking all the time but talking a bit of sense at the moment. 
Desperate to get a place to stay and food to eat . 
He knows he won't make it if he does not get off the streets. 
The way he was talking to me on the phone,  I sensed his desire to start afresh his life and come back to his normal life . 
We will take him to a good Doctor for treatment as well as to the IPHB as he requires to cool his mind . 
Feel bit disappointed that inspite of being the only son and having a family yet no one wants him . 
But like I said in the beginning,  thanks to the Priest and the restaurant owner for trying to help him. 
Thanks to Spirit of God , for inspiring him to call me and ask for help. 
Usually such educated people feel ashamed to call and just wander on in life and loose their mind . 
Everyday we are flooded with such requests and we always try to help . 
Some cases require only Police intervention especially when one is on the streets and is unknown as legal paperwork is very important. 
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 . 

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA 
Twitter : @streetproviden1 
AND
As usual strictly no calling , only thru WhatsApp on 8380097564. 
God bless you 
Donald Fernandes 
8380097564 / 7020314848
09Sep/21

GETS HELP TO AN EDUCATED MIDDLE AGED MAN, LIVING ON THE STREETS OF GOA .

8.9.2021  9pm IST 
STREET PROVIDENCE TRUST GOA gets help to an educated  middle aged Man, living on the streets of Goa . 
Man is mentally challenged , & we admitted him for treatment into IPHB, Bambolim , once okay will be admitted into our shelter home. 
This man was born and brought up in Goa from 1970. 
▪︎1. Name, Ashutosh Ghosh 
▪︎2. Parents, Dr. Ghosh former HOD, Radiology dept GMC circa 1970s;  mother Dr. Mrs. Ghosh, former lecturer in Physiology, GMC 
▪︎3. Ashutosh, ex-student of Sharada Mandir , has an older sister, whereabouts not known.
▪︎4. Ashutosh is schizophrenic, as confirmed by Dr. Nina , psychiatrist, who remembers him from her visits to Kripa Foundation, where he was being treated.  
▪︎5. Apparently while in service, Dr. Ghosh  took ill, and was taken to AIIMS , New Delhi for a gall bladder surgery, where he passed away. His doctor colleague does not remember the year. 
▪︎6. Subsequently, Dr. Mrs. Ghosh, returned to her teaching post in GMC. 
▪︎7. They are known to have been residing in government quarters, Altinho until 1976. 
▪︎8. We also know that a kind lady in the vicinity of Jogger's park, was mothering him for a while. 
Few days back , Mr Arnold Lobo , Altinho requested me to help Ashutosh to get off the streets. 
Big help from Panjim Police station,  especially Psi Mr Girandra Naik and his team to get this man . 
Few weeks back this man smashed the windshields of a few cars in Altinho area . 
1st time in the last 4 years , after handing 450 + cases , I faced so many technical obstacles in helping this man . 
But being a son of Doctiors made me go out and help him myself else our team members carry out the work . 
I gave respect to his late parents being Doctors. 
Yesterday from 9 am to 9 pm I was totally with this matter . 
Held my cool and my patience which I am really short off. 
Thanks to Mr Yogendra Shirodkar , from Impact car accessories,  Panjim for co ordinating with me yesterday the entire day to locate Ashutosh. 
Mr Ashutosh has been for many many years living a very sad life . 
Recently he has been living on the staircase on 1st floor of Circuit house Panjim . 
If any one is aware of his family background,  any living relatives or any other info , pls whatsapp me ONLY on 8380097564. 
Since his parents were both DOCTORS working for the Government of Goa , this middle aged man should be ENTITLED (  if not ) to his late parents PENSION, so that he can be looked after and he can live more decently . 
I am aware his late parents were teachers to alot of the current Doctors and I hope the GMC Doctors come forward to help this man . 
We are getting alot of calls for such cases on the streets of Goa and we really thank Goa Police @ all Police stations for supporting us in getting such people of the streets of Goa . 
Just like Goa Police helps us in dealing with homeless street people , in the same way we expect GMC & IPHB to support us and give us a little more extra treatment & more special facilities. 
Its really tough dealing with both these institutes as they really don't care about us and our requests at times. 
Going forward , if both IPHB & GMC can't give us any additional facilities, like Goa Police does , we will be forced to stop picking people from the streets and that will be another issue , both on the streets and for the street people . 
I understand the medical fraternity is overburdened in the last 2 years . 
But so is the Goa Police. 
Yet the support of the Goa Police towards the homeless is getting better year by year . 
No one asked us to pick people from the streets. 
I saw many years ago there was a demand for shelter for the homeless and I started an NGO called Street Providence. 
Already the big cities in Goa are having issues with homeless on the streets which day by day is increasing . 
None of these people on the streets are my relatives or friends yet both these institutes are just not like Goa Police personnel. 
Inspite of the economic situation getting worse , we are struggling to survive , but that does not stop us from picking up the homeless from the streets. 
I can't say anything about the future . 
If you know any such genuine cases requiring help, please let us know. 
We will help if we can,  Subject to “case to case basis” and only if the person is homeless. 
Priority is for our Niz Goenkars 1st, as medical bills of non goans are an issue at the hospitals as they don't have local address proof. 
As of this post , we need to find family and relatives of Ashutosh Ghosh. 
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 . 
FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA 
Twitter : @streetproviden1 
AND
As usual strictly no calling , only thru WhatsApp on 8380097564. 
God bless you 
Donald Fernandes 
8380097564 / 7020314848
04Sep/21

GETS A GOAN MIDDLE AGED MAN FROM MAPUSA INTO OUR HOME

4.9.2021  7pm IST 
STREET PROVIDENCE TRUST GOA gets a Goan middle aged man from Mapusa into our home as he is suffering from mental disability for close to 20+ years is just roaming on the streets of Mapusa. 
This middle aged man has a brother and both have gone haywire many years back due to substance abuse . 
Their late parents were very educated. 
Father was an engineer and mother was a teacher. 
But both sons went out of control. 
For many years now , like say 20+ years,  there are just roaming around aimlessly,  eating if some one gave something or just trying to get something by begging. 
Last year , Sapnesh was insisting that we help them but they have a home which they themselves have ransacked and destroyed. 
And some how we did not follow up on these 2 goan brothers as the 1st lockdown started. 
These boys are blessed as their 78 year old aunt who stays in south Goa has been trying her level best to help them after the death of their parents. 
Few weeks back,  this old aunt , admitted this young man into IPHB for treatment. 
The Dr @ IPHB felt considerate for this goan man and recommended that he be rehabilitated and kept at our home else if not looked after and given daily medicine,  will be back to where he has been. 
We were contacted by the aunt but as we are the service providers , we requested Mr Prashant Walke to help the aunt with the formalities. 
Mr Prashant knowing their sad story and being from the same locality,  immediately swung into action, got all the required paper work done, along with their elderly aunt and straight from IPHB we accepted this man into our home about 10 days back. 
Attached a picture of Mr Prashant Walke and that goan man . 
Quite and sober man . 
If need be , if approached we might even accept the other brother as it's really sad and pitiful to see how these 2 goan men are living . 
We are now focusing more on goan people who are on the streets and abandoned as things are getting bad for our own fellow goans. 
The pandemic , coupled with increase in inflation and unemployment is causing goan men & women to reach the streets as families are finding it difficult to look after them. 
Everyday we are approached to help such goan people with mental disabilities and we try our level best to get them 1st admitted into IPHB for treatment and then we can consider for admission into our home if the family is not agreeing to take then home. 
Close to 10 such people are in IPHB who we have admitted of which 7 are goans undergoing treatment and once discharged will have to be admitted by us into our homes or they will again reach the streets and live a pitiful life . 
Coming week we are assisting close to 5 goans who are in need of treatment to get admitted into IPHB. 
As of date our shelter homes are absolutely free with no charges . 
It's getting really really expensive to take care of 100+ such people with all sort of sickness and disabilities. 
But I call it COMPASSION . 
We will sail through these difficult times. 
Nothing is permanent. 
It's a test which I have to pass. 
If you know such homeless Goan men who might require help and a chance to start life again then you can whatsapp me on 8380097564. 
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 . 
FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA 
Twitter : @streetproviden1 
AND
As usual strictly no calling , only thru WhatsApp on 8380097564. 
God bless you 
Donald Fernandes 
8380097564 / 7020314848
03Sep/21

DISPATCHES Rs 60000 + WORTH NEW NOTE BOOKS & STATIONARY FOR 150+ CHILDREN

3.9.2021  7pm IST 
STREET PROVIDENCE TRUST GOA dispatches Rs 60000 + worth New Note Books & stationary for 150+ children who were affected by the floods In interior parts of Goa . 
Our 5th trip to the flood affected areas of Goa had food stuff and note books . 
In the last 1 month, we have quietly managed to survey through Akash & his team , 3 schools in the flood affected areas of Goa  with close to 150+ children who required new note books . 
♡♡ Thanks to our sponsors :
☆ 1. Goans4Goa,  Uk,  who donated books & stationary worth Rs 54000 &
☆ 2. Mr Abbas Rishtey , Bicholim who donated books and stationary worth Rs 6000 + 
We covered 3 schools situated In :
▪︎1. DABAL
▪︎2. CURCHOREM
▪︎3. QUEPEM 
We are not posting any pictures of the beneficiary. 
♡♡ Thanks to our Hard working Volunteers headed by Mr Akash Pednekar and his team for continously working in these areas,  representing us for so many projects . 
In Dabal village , Sr Flory is doing a great job by redistributing dry ration to many poor families in and around her school which we sent in this trip . 
We have also promised dry ration to 63 poor goan families in Khandepar,  Ponda , who were badly affected in the floods and for August 21 ,  we had sent them. 
Will be sending Dry ration kits for these 63 families for Sept & Oct also . 
For those who are unaware of our activities,  we primary are a NGO looking after 100+ homeless street people , both men & women with focus on local homeless goans, in our shelter homes , suffering from Hiv ( only men ) , all types of disabilities, and other sicknesses. 
We also run an organized Food Bank in Goa where we collect food and feed the hungry across Goa. 
We also distribute dry ration to :
☆ Hiv infected families, 
☆ Blind poor families, 
☆ Our local goan families across different parts of Goa. 
We run different programs for the poor and disabled from time to time. 
We also started a small plants nursery to engage  the  men in our homes but within 3 days all our plants got sold out . 
We operate strictly through Social Media only . 
None of us at our NGO are involved with Politics and elections. 
We believe in COMPASSION only . 
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 . 
FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA 
 https://m.facebook.com/Facebook foodbankforthepoor/ 
Twitter : @streetproviden1 
AND
As usual strictly no calling , only thru WhatsApp on 8380097564. 
God bless you 
Donald Fernandes 
8380097564 / 7020314848
01Sep/21

TODAY WE PRESENT YOU A MIDDLE AGED GOAN MAN BUT BORN IN MUMBAI, MR. WALTER

1.9.2021  11am IST 
STREET PROVIDENCE TRUST GOA is committed to rehabilitating the homeless In Goa who are either in Alcohol or are suffering from disabilities, with focus more on our local goans. 
Today we present you a middle aged goan man but born in Mumbai. 
☆ Mr Walter, is educated but due to so many reasons including wrong habitshas been wandering around . 
I personally have gone atlesst twice to the streets to convince Walter to get off the streets in the last 3 years but after getting alright, he wishes to leave the home and reaches again the streets . 
Good man, but wants his freedom which most of the times back fires and we have to start the process from scratch again and again . 
Anyway in Oct 2020 , Walter ( along with Surya who we wrote about 4 days ago ) was in terrible state on the streets. 
Body full of scabbies , weak about 25 kgs in weight , totally undernourished, dazzed and wobbly in the head, lots of wounds. 
Napolean our volunteer got him off the streets by convincing him that he will not make it in the next week if he does not reach a home. 
Watch the 3 min video. 👇
We agreed to accept Walter. 
Today,  Walter is a perfect and responsible man. 
He had some rod In his shoulder which we sorted out through an operation . 
All rounder,  can cook for 40 men at one time,  bathes the old and infirmed men in the home , and disperses medicines which is prescribed for about 30 mentally challenged men in the home . 
Bathes the men who are incapicated,  changes their clothes , feeds the men , etc. 
Reads and writes English fluently as he is educated Upto 12th Std . 
Walter understands that the pandemic is creating issues for all homeless people and he has been blessed to be in a home . 
We have our issues but I keep reminding him that if he is alive today he needs to thank God. 
The issue with alcoholic people is this : 
Moment they get their strength back in a few months they feel they can face the world . 
They go to the world and meet their old friends and redevelop their old habits . 
These old habits get them back to where they were before. 
To get off Alcohol completely when one has been into it for years,  one needs to have a strong will power and should be able to face the world with the right friends and right environment. 
Detoxifying and counseling such people in the initial months requires alot of time , patience and effort. 
We feel happy when we see the labour of our hard work bearing fruits . 
Our caregivers are the backbone of our rehabilitation homes. 
It's getting really tuff Managing close to 100 homeless people with the pandemic creating alot of economic issues. 
If you know such homeless Goan men who might require help and a chance to start life again then you can whatsapp me on 8380097564. 
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. 
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Donald Fernandes 
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28Aug/21

TODAY PRESENTS YOU ONE GOAN MAN TOTALLY TRANSFORMED IN OUR SHELTER HOME.

27.8.2021  7pm IST 
STREET PROVIDENCE TRUST GOA , working towards the rehabilitation of alcoholic & homeless street people in Goa for the last 4 years , today presents you one goan man totally transformed in our shelter home. 
☆ Surya Chari , 60 + years,  Goan man , but got terribly lost due to alcohol . 
Has a family he says. 
Stayed with us almost 3 times in the last 4 years 
but that urge took him back to the streets. 
Last year, Oct 2020 , was so bad,  that his entire body was in Scabbies , dehydrated,  hungry and waiting to kick the bucket. 
♡♡ Thanks to Napolean Fernandes our Volunteer from Mapusa who took alot of trouble to convince Surya to get off the streets and convince me to give Surya another chance . 
Surya was really bad,  unclean, stinking and very very weak . 
If not picked in time from the streets , he would have not been around today . 
Photo attached of him that day in Oct 2020. 
Got him all cleant, medication & nourishment and back into shape . 
He does not have one eye . 
Its totally lost. Dead eye . Can't be fixed . 
Other eye had cataract which is much natural when u r on the streets. 
♡♡ Thank to Rotary Club of Mapuca for undertaking the cataract operation,  today Surya can see perfectly fine with one eye only . 
Got him a good pair of Spectacles and today Surya and Mario ( the man who we uploaded yesterday,  who lost his one leg and  who could not see in both eyes ) are cooking in one of the homes for 15 men all 3 meals. 
Attached a 2 min video of Surya cooking and talking in konkani as of today . 👇
We all took alot of trouble in speaking,  counseling,  showing Surya the reality,  that he needs to decide once and for all what he wants in life . 
I have observed in the last 4 years of the operation,  the younger men from other states ask for help,  but once they get their strength back say in 4 to 5 months , they go back to the streets as they feel they can earn money but end up living a miserable life resulting in death due to alcohol & tobacco. 
Whereas the elderly men and our Goan men some what stay back. 
Our focus is now more on Goan homeless men and men with disabilites  as there are too many migrants coming to Goa for work or sightseeing , getting into drugs and alcohol and then ending up on the streets. 
Even after helping them they refuse to go back home but again end up drinking on the streets. 
Its very frustrating and demoralizing for me when I see them back. 
Like Surya we have about 80 such more men all from the streets and 20 women who are all old and abandoned, who today are alive and active . 
Most if them are mentally challenged and on medication . 
They have a place to stay and warm food to eat. 
Watch the video and also see his picture when we picked him in Oct 2020. 
Huge difference. 
If you know such homeless Goan men who might require help and a chance to start life again then you can whatsapp me on 8380097564. 
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 . 
FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA 
Twitter : @streetproviden1 
AND
As usual strictly no calling , only thru WhatsApp on 8380097564. 
God bless you 
Donald Fernandes 
8380097564 / 7020314848