Street Providence Trust, Goa presents a new project: POGO Rations.

For over 3 years Street Providence has been running many projects for the poor, homeless, marginalized, HIV + and the sick, etc .

However, during the past 3 years, we met numerous poor ethnic Goans living in pathetic conditions, lacking basic nutrition. They had no education, hence were unable to get jobs. Due to lack of jobs, the younger generation moved away, leaving the old and aged to fend for themselves.

Abandoned by their loved ones these old Goan men and women had no one to hear their woes and fell into abject poverty.

We at STREET PROVIDENCE were moved by their plight and decided to step in and provide dry rations every month.

Rations for POGO ( Person of Goan Origin ) was thus started.

We now raise support for these rations online .

Each Ration kit contains the following

  • Rice – 5 kg
  • Sugar – 2 kg
  • Masoor dal – 1 kg
  • Vatana – 1 kg
  • Atta – 5 kgs
  • Tea powder – 500 gms
  • Cooking oil – 1 pkt
  • Salt – 1 kg
  • Haldi powder – 1 pkt
  • Chilli powder – 1 pkt

As of date we are providing close to 500 dry ration kits every month.

( 250 POGO rations and 250 to HIV included) across various pockets of Goa

The cost of each ration kit is Rs. 1,000/- (logistics included)

Calling all Goans across the World, India & Goa – If you know of any relative, friend, neighbour, or acquaintance, trying hard to put 2 meals on the table for the family, please come forward and support them.

Get in touch with STREET PROVIDENCE, identify the family who you would like to help or allow us to choose the beneficiary.

You will be updated monthly about your contribution in the form of dry rations towards this family OR you can also directly go every month and personally hand over this ration kit.

Presently STREET PROVIDENCE is distributing monthly dry rations to the following villages:

  • Canacona – covering Mashem , Loliem , Agonda. 25 families
  • Velim – covering Ambelim , Velim , Chinchinim . 25 families
  • Ugem
  • Sanguem
  • Curchorem
  • Quepem
  • Porvorim
  • Mapusa

A form with data of the POGO families is compiled to enable systematic distribution. In addition to this, the following will also be provided whenever needed:

  • House hold equipment
  • Health equipment
  • Cutlery, crockery , utensils
  • Electrical & electronic equipment
  • Electricity Bills, school/college fees & purchase of spectacles etc.

We humbly request each middle class and well to do family from Goa to adopt such poor ethnic Goans or POGO. Your contribution can be monthly (preferred) or yearly, in kind, cheque or NEFT.

Your benefit:

  1. 50% income tax exemption u/s 80-G
  2. 100% blessing from the poor
  3. You can be a proud benefactor of POGO
  4. A perfect example of Goem, Goemkar, Goemkarponn.

We at STREET PROVIDENCE operate strictly by the principle of “AGAPE”. We are not involved in politics and are not looking forward to contesting elections.