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30Jun/21

GETS ANOTHER WOUNDED, HOMELESS MAN FROM CHICALIM HEALTH CENTRE

30.6.21 7pm IST
STREET PROVIDENCE TRUST,  GOA gets another wounded, homeless man from Chicalim Health Centre into our rehabilitation home.
☆ Dr Anil , the Incharge of Chicalim Health Centre , requested me to consider Mr Raju Naik as he has no place to go once discharged. 
Raju Naik as he says his name as well as the other records, has a wound for close to 30 years .
Alcohol and being on the streets has aggravated the wound that it requires amputation. 
I am not sure how else to treat and save that wound. 
Attached a 1 min video 👇
Still we will take him to GMC once detoxified for a second opinion and multiple tests and checks. 
He is now accommodated at Assnora , in our Covid isolation hut so as to avoid any risk to the other men.
Quite man with no complaints or trouble.
Feel disappointed looking at such cases coming to us daily. 
It's very difficult for a human being who is homeless and sick and wounded. 
Alcohol and tobacco is the only solution to kill the pain and agony. 
But that turns out to be a deadly cocktail which further worsens the entire health of such homeless people. 
It's the monsoon season and there are many out on the streets of Goa looking to get off the streets. 
We require your support and help to reach out to them .
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
29Jun/21

HAS BEEN FEEDING HUNDREDS IF NOT A FEW THOUSAND FAMILIES WITH DRY RATION

29.6.2021 7pm IST
FOOD BANK FOR THE POOR, SANGOLDA, GOA  has been feeding hundreds if not a few thousand families, dry ration during this 2nd wave .
We will be presenting you our different, trusted and hardworking volunteers who have been working quietly for last many years and more specifically in the last 2 months. 
Today we write about Sr Fatima & 500 kits of dry ration given out for June 21 by Sr.
♡♡ Sr Fatima , Superior General , FMCK.
Based in Old Goa .
We as the food bank have been associated with her in Old Goa from early 2018.
I approached Sr and requested her to provide dry ration to poor and needy families in and around old goa.
Basically , Sr has the Space to repack and the man power in the form of Nuns .
Besides she has been feeding quite a no of poor people through our fridge which is installed in her home in old goa 
pre pandemic March 2020.
She agreed and she started listing down the poorest of the poor. 
Her 2 min video is attached which explains it all.👇
Like bees to honey , so also the poor and needy reached Sr Fatima.
She identified both in equal ratio , Goans & migrants as our major benefactor had requested that dry ration during the pandemic should go to both. 
Sr & her team listed down names, addresses and other details and sent us.
We did a random background checking and most were verified to be poor. 
For the month of May 2021, we provided ration which amounted to 313 kits being distributed by Sr Fatina to 313 families. 
Seeing their commitment, service and paperwork, for June 2021 , we sent to 
Sr Fatima at old Goa, dry ration for 500 families as by now word spread and more poor people were at their door step. 
Sr Fatima and her team , took the challenge and repacked within 3 days all these 500 kits and with proper care, distrusted most of these kits in their convent at old Goa.
Both months, May & June 2021, Sr Fatima also sent few kits to Pompurba where the Fmck nuns run their school and Panjim , Pinedade Institute, where Fmck nuns are based. 
Both places again poor & needy were identified, listed down , we verified and ration was given. 
It's amazing feeling , we as the base along our volunteer, ie Sr Fatima and her team have reached out so many poor , homeless, hungry families during these 2 months. 
No chest thumping, no sensational promotion, no self glorification , no media coverage but only hard work and commitment to reach out to the poorest of the poor. 
You must watch the 2 min video 
We thank Sr Fatima & her nuns @ Old Goa for all the support given to serve the poor in the form of dry ration for May & June 21.
Not an easy task, believe me .
For 4 years I have been packing and repacking ration and its very tiring and difficult. 
If you would like to support us for july 2021, send me a whatsapp on 8380097564
We require your support and help to reach out to them .
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
28Jun/21

PICKS UP THIS WHEELCHAIR BOUND HOMELESS MAN , FROM CANDOLIM HEALTH CENTRE

28.6.2021 7pm IST
STREET PROVIDENCE TRUST, GOA, picks up this wheel chair bound Homeless man , from Candolim Health Centre, Mr Raju Das , from Tamil Nadu , who is too weak to stand & for close to 40 days was In the hospital in Candolim Health centre .
Raju met with an accident and was in Gmc, from there referred to Candolim for recovery being homeless without family. 
Dr Roshan , Incharge of Candolim Health Centre , requested us by May end to rehabilitate him. 
But he was really too weak. 
Kind enough of Dr Roshan to contact us to help Raju get a shelter home, else once discharged, he would end up on the streets on in some bus stop or on the road. 
We picked Raju on 27.6.21 and admitted him into home .
He is now accommodated at Assnora , in our Covid isolation hut ( which costed us 
rs 5 lacs ) so as to avoid any risk to the other men.
Raju has a wound on his right leg / ankle and its a chronic wound. 
Not sure what else he is suffering from but with a few months he will walk with a stick.
Attached a 1 min video. 👇
Alcoholic by nature and his 1 eye is dead.
Infact a few year back , he was staying with us for this same wound, got better and left to go the world. 
Now we have to restart the process from square one. 
But being a shelter home for the homeless, we can't refuse him shelter. 
He will not survive the monsoon without a place to stay. 
It's the monsoon season and there are many out on the streets of Goa looking to get off the streets. 
We require your support and help to reach out to them .
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
27Jun/21

PICKS THIS MIDDLE AGED, HEAVILY WOUNDED, HOMELESS MAN

27.6.2021 5pm IST
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STREET PROVIDENCE TRUST, GOA , picks this middle aged, heavily wounded, homeless man who can barely walk, just outside the CHICALIM HEALTH CENTRE.
Attached a 3 min video 👇
Russell as he says his name, has maggots and worms on both his legs. 
He was coming daily to the health center for dressing and then sleeping outside in the rain. 
I understand he is having a serious health issue, both physical and in the mind. 
Dr Anil , the Incharge of the Health center requests me to see the best we could do for him .
Very kind of Dr Anil to go out of his way to get in touch with us to help this homeless man .
We agree to rehabilitate Russell as that is the most important requirement to treat and look after Russell.
Our team drives to Chicalim on 26.6.21 and picks up Russell. 
He is now accommodated at Assnora , in our Covid isolation hut ( which costed us 
rs 5 lacs ) so as to avoid any risk to the other men.
From my little experience of last 4 years , Russell should be perfect in physical health in about 3 months from now. 
Its going to cost atleast Rs 50000 for hospital trips, medication, dressing and bandages , endless trips to hospitals for dressings and follow up , may be even a few xrays and blood tests, but we are committed to get Russell back to good health physically .
Kindly help us to raise this amount to treat Russell. 
For his mind he will be taken to IPHB Bambolim.
The number of homeless are increasing in Goa due to the lockdown, job loss, shut down In various business, pandemic and we are trying our level best to rehabilitate as many as possible. 
We are looking out for a big big place where we can look after about 100 to 200 men at one time .
We have the perfect and competent :
☆ Trustee's
☆ Staff 
☆ Back office team 
☆ Care givers 
☆ Volunteers 
☆ Cooks 
☆ Sanitary staff
Only thing missing is that big big place. 
At any point of time we have about 90 to 100 homeless street men & women in all our homes. 
We can comfortably look after a few hundred more homeless if we get that place in Goa.
It's the monsoon season and there are many out on the streets of Goa looking to get off the streets. 
We require your support and help to reach out to them .
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
25Jun/21

HELPS THIS HOMELESS STREET MAN TO GET BACK TO HIS FEET AGAIN AFTER BEING ON THE STREETS OF PANJIM

25.6.2021 7pm IST
STREET PROVIDENCE TRUST, GOA, helps this homeless street man to get back to his feet again after being on the streets of Panjim in one place from early Oct 20 to mid Feb 21 just outside KTC bus stand Panjim Goa .
Raju Yadav was literally rotting in filth , dirt , mess and foot with maggots infected and tied up with a plastic bag. 
The below link will tell you all 👇
Many many people requested me during Oct 20 to Feb 21 to pick him but he just refused , but we would feed him daily meals through our volunteer in panjim .
One day our Volunteer Dr spoke to him and convinced him to get off the streets on 26.2.2021.
He was very very weak and highly intoxicated with tobacco and chewing beetlenut. 
Detoxification took 1 week .
He had a dislocated hip bone which our volunteer Dr , fixed it back and he just could not walk for a pretty long time. 
Would use a walker. 
Slowly with nutrition, human touch, medication, exercise, etc he threw away the crutches and now walks perfectly fine. 
Thanks to all our care givers, ( who once a upon a time they too were in this state ) and our volunteer Doctor, we are able to handle such complicated and difficult assignments with ease and peace of mind. 
Attached a 3 min video of him then and
 now. 👇
The limp is still there. 
But over all he does all his personal chores like bathing, eating, going to the wash room , even some small work In the home. 
If not picked that day of 26.2.21 , you can conclude where he would have been during this entire 2nd wave. 
We have been picking homeless people right through both the waves and will keep picking homeless street people as all human life is important. 
Circumstances make one reach the streets and each street person is looking to get help to get off the streets. 
Sadly in Goa , there are not many shelter homes for such poor souls. 
We require more shelter homes to open up for homeless people 
We @ Street Providence feel happy that we were able to bring a smile on this young man face by reaching out to him during his suffering. 
You too can bring a smile to people on the streets of Goa by linking such people to us through Goa Police.
We don't pick or touch anyone homeless people directly without the Police .
It's the monsoon season and there are many out on the streets of Goa looking to get off the streets. 
We require your support and help to reach out to them .
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
24Jun/21

IS GRATEFUL TO THE GOVERNMENT OF GOA , FOR THE FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO ONE OF OUR SHELTER HOMES

24.6.2021 7 pm IST
STREET PROVIDENCE TRUST GOA is grateful to  the Government of Goa , for the financial support to one of our Shelter Homes for  homelesss street women. 
♡♡ Indebted to the Director of Women & Child Development ( DW&CD) ,  Mrs Deepali Naik , for implementing this scheme for women in distress.
Here I would like to mention that grants have been sanctioned for the second consecutive year to our Shelter Home for Women in Distress.
♡♡ Thanks to the staff of DW&CD, led by Social Welfare officer Ms Lynette Viegas, and team, including Ms Neha for conducting physical audit of our Shelter Home and guiding us through the procedures of completing the paper work.
☆ For the FY 2019-20, the Grant was released in August 2020.
☆ For the FY 2020 – 21, the Grant was released in June 2021.
This amounts pays for the rent of the Shelter Home, salary of  the care giver and for food and clothing of the women inmates. 
This kind of support from the Government department is what encourages STREET PROVIDENCE in our mission to end homelessness in Goa.
I am happy to say that this department has displayed sheer professionalism in disbursing the Grants and this is exhilarating. 
Our experience shows that compliance to rules and regulations of the Scheme ensures  Grants are released on time. 
Our  office team is very methodical  in  maintaining accounts and records and always prompt in providing necessary information required by the department.  
Based on our experience with DW&CD, we are now in the process of  applying for a grant under a different scheme for the second Shelter Home for  Women in Distress which has already begun functioning.
It is only a matter of time, paperwork and follow up. 
With the ongoing  pandemic , the number of  homeless especially people with disabilities is increasing .
The number of calls/requests to rescue the homeless from the streets have increased as compared to last year.
If any one knows of any central or state government schemes which our Shelter Homes can apply for, please let me know. 
If any NGO needs help in applying for the same  schemes  please get in touch with me .
Once again I thank all at DW&CD for all the support to our NGO as well as other NGOs who are working for the welfare of women & children in Goa .
God bless you all 
Donald Fernandes 
8380097564 / 7020314848
23Jun/21

HAVE SENT OUT YESTERDAY MORE THAN 20000 kgs ( 20 Tons ) OF DRY RATION

23.6.2021 7pm IST 
FOOD BANK FOR THE POOR , SANGOLDA AND STREET PROVIDENCE TRUST, GOA sent out yesterday more than 20000 kgs ( 20 Tons ) of 
dry ration through our Volunteers for 1600 poor families across Goa for June 2021.
Two pictures attached. 
This is where we gave :
☆ Old Goa – 5040 kgs
☆ Pilar – 1420 kgs
☆ Mapusa – 895 kgs

☆ Velim – 1202 kgs
☆ Curchorem – 900 kgs
☆ Sanguem -1200 kgs
☆ Sanvordem – 830 kgs
☆ Canacona – 700 kgs
☆ Margao – 785 kgs
☆ Cuncolim -1420 kgs
☆ Vasco – 1420 kgs
We also gave : 
☆ 250 families suffering from HIV – 4345 kgs.
☆ 50 families who are poor & blind – 695kgs 
These are the Volunteers who will now repack and redistribute in their areas :

♡ 1. Sr Fatima FMCK – Old Goa 
♡ 2. Fr Freddy SFX – Pilar
♡ 3. Adv Caroline – Mapusa
♡ 4. Elaine & Daniel – Velim
♡ 5. Akash Pednekar – Curchorem,                  Quepem & Sanguem.
♡ 6. Sharon – Canacona
♡ 7. John Baptist – Margao
♡ 8. Liezel Coutinho – Cuncolim 
♡ 9. Hassan Khan – Vasco 
Thanks to these 3 NGOs for repacking and redistributing to 250 poor HIV families :
♡ 1. Udant – Mrs Anita
♡ 2. Zindagi – Mr Mahesh
♡ 3. Presentation Society – Sr Deepti.
Also thank to the committee of NAB, (National Association for the Blind)
Mr Farmer ( Mr Mendonca) and team, for repacking and distributing to 50 poor BLIND families across Goa .
♡♡ Big thanks to our the benefactors namely :
♡ 1. A big FOUNDATION from INDIA ( who as per our understanding & agreement we can't publish ) who has donated funds for 1250 families for May , June & July 2021 
♡ 2. Many others who have donated generously 
♡♡ Thanks to Dundappa Ishwarappa Gadvi ( DIG) Corlim , who we buy for all out ration from , for the support, discounts, credit line and logistics right across Goa and pay by cheque only. 
We as a NGO are :
Non political with no political aspirations.
We serve the poor and needy without expecting anything back from them. 
For July 2021, we will try to give out 2000 kits of ration. 
What started many years ago with just 50 kits of ration has grown today to 1600 and its due to :
▪︎Consistency 
▪︎Commitment 
▪︎Benefactors 
▪︎Volunteers 
▪︎A desire to feel the poor without any expectations 
It's a very difficult task for the local volunteers to repack and redistribute the same at their cost and their time and I thank God for bringing such wonderful people into our life to feed thousands of poor hungry , marginalized people. 
We require your support and help to reach out to more poor and hungry families in Goa.
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
19Jun/21

APPRECIATES AND THANKS GMC , BAMBOLIM FOR ALL THE FREE MEDICAL SERVICES THEY PROVIDE THE HOMELESS STREET PEOPLE

19.6.2021  7pm IST
STREET PROVIDENCE TRUST GOA appreciates and thanks GMC , Bambolim for all the free medical services they provide the homeless street people, admitted through us in GMC .
For us as a shelter home which provides free rehabilitation for the street people, hospitalization is the most difficult part to take care off.
It's easy to request to us to pick the homeless, which we do , if the person is beyond repairs in our home then the trouble starts. 
Endless trips for check up,  blood tests , reports,  admission,  operations,  after care,  dressing, again follow up .
Add a dash of , a person with mental issues and hospitalization and that complicates the hospitalization. 
But our team headed by DOUGLAS PINTO is there with his boys , 50% are themselves homeless who do such wonderful service that even I at times would not like to do.
In short , it's the most difficult,  complicated, time consuming and a big drain to the mind and body. 
Our TEAM has no HOLIDAY as homeless people are sick or require medical assistance everyday.
Today as I write this post , we have 4 homeless men in GMC last 7 days. 
Attached 4 pictures 
☆ 1. Shambaji , who was picked up from the subway of GMC last week .
Before that he was seen in panjim city with issues to his Groin.
We took him to our home,  cleaned him and 2 days later admitted him in GMC.
Now much better. 
☆ 2. Ramesh picked from panjim,  3 days back,  very weak and malnourished ,  now diagnosed with TB.
He too is being stabilized at GMC after being cleant in our home. 
☆ 3. Steven picked from Navelim a few months back with a severe walking issue. 
Looks like a rod in his leg was the problem and was in terrible pain as that foot just could not be straight. 
Initially due to covid and the lockdown,  he could not be operated.
Now operated,  to be discharged tomorrow. 
☆ 4. Majid , found on the streets with mind beyond repairs,  broke his hand,  admitted and going to be operated. 
These men require follow-up and a care giver, else they will again reach the streets. 
The homeless boys , who we picked earlier & who are much better look after them as a care giver in hospitals and in our homes. 
Too many homeless on the streets in the rain and we are flooded with requests to pick, daily. 
But it's not possible. 
We have very few young men to look after the sick and old homeless people and that complicates our operation .
Douglas and his team is practically everyday in GMC or IPHB with these people either for treatment or medication. 
Most of them are housed at ASSNORA and one way trip is about 30 kms plus the entire day gone and they need to be picked from Assnora , brought to Bambolim and then dropped back to Assnora .
We are committed in our NGO to provide the best we can to these homeless people. 
The post may look like it's a complain but this is reality.
The homeless are increasing in Goa and most of us are looking the other side. 
Sad. 
We require your support and help to reach out to them .
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
17Jun/21

PRESENTS YOU MR. SILVAN, THIS ONCE HOMELESS

17.6.2021  7pm IST 
STREET PROVIDENCE TRUST GOA presents you, 
Mr Silvan, this once homeless , sick , wounded and abandoned man exactly 2 months back, now back to normal , completely healed and perfect .
Exactly on 14.4.2021 , we had picked Silvan just outside of GMC hospital,  Bambolim in a very sad and sorry state. 
Video attached of 3 min of him today and you will see the difference. 
Our post on 14.4.2021 when we picked him
👇 
Totally weak , dehydrated,  a 8 cm fresh wound just above his buttocks with maggots and worms , dazed and lost , was how we had picked him on that day. 
♡♡ Mrs Suzette Advani from Dona Paula had spotted him on that busy highway sitting just behind a traffic barrier. 
He was in that 1 spot, morning to night for close to 7 days .
She alerted me as well as the Goa Police, who in turn requested us to help and rehabilitate Silvan .
Mrs Suzette Advani has been donating monthly for his treatment which is very sweet of her .
We picked him and initially it was very difficult for our team to treat him as the wound was fresh and just above his buttocks making it very awkward for those cleaning the wound daily. 
But our Volunteer Doctor , showed the team how to do the dressing daily and slowly the team got over the awarkwardness and results started manifesting. 
The maggots and worms were treated and new flesh started appearing. 
Today Silvan is fit and fine .
Eats,  walks,  bathes , does and lives a normal life without anyone helping him .
Put on a little weight and his wound is completely healed with new skin.
If neglected and not picked up , he would have kicked the bucket as he was really weak and malnourished. 
Alot of our team members put in alot of effort in dressing and cleaning that big wound over the last 2 months. 
We @ Street Providence feel happy that we were able to bring a smile on this old man face by reaching out to him during his suffering. 
You too can bring a smile to people on the streets of Goa by linking such people to us through Goa Police.
We don't pick or touch anyone homeless people directly without the Police .
It's the monsoon season and there are many out on the streets of Goa looking to get off the streets. 
We require your support and help to reach out to them .
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
16Jun/21

THANKS TO CCRTV GOA

♡♡ Thanks to CCRTV GOA for hosting us . 
This 30 min interview , will tell you all about us , our past , our current projects and about our rehabilitation program. 
Incase you are our :
☆ Benefactor ,
☆ Well wisher ,
☆ Silent admirer,
☆ Volunteer, 
☆ Etc 
You should watch this interview . 
It will also be telecast on CCRTV daily till 20.6.2021