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Help Dr. Abhijit Treat Beggars for Free

Dr. Abhijit Sonawane and his wife Dr. Manisha Sonawane are working together to bring medicine to the most deprived group of individuals in Pune, India. Under their organization, Soham Trust, these doctors for beggars treat individuals that do not have financial means for medical treatments. “We provide all the basic health care and investigations on [the] road itself to the elder beggars, who are abandoned by their families and who are begging just to survive in this world,” says Dr. Abhijit.

Every morning, Dr. Abhijit heads out to various locations such as temples, mosques and churches where a majority of homeless seniors assemble to seek donations. He carries with him two bags full of medicine, conducts check-ups, and provides free medicine to those that are in need. “To attain this objective, we daily visit to Mandir, Mosque and Church during 10:00-4:00pm and interact with beggars, carry out medical check-up and provide all other related medical services,” he says.


Dr. Abhijit not only assists with medical and emotional support, but also provides counselling to the homeless seniors so they can start their own businesses. “We create a relationship with them as their family member. Once we build the rapport with them, we start counselling and convincing them to leave this begging trade,” Dr. Abhijit says and adds, “We are proud to say that since April 2017, we have supported 49 elder beggars to leave the begging trade.” A total of 1100 homeless individuals registered with Dr. Abhijit are receiving medical support. “But, provision of health care is not our objective, our mission is to reach up to their heart.... by using this path.”
 

In addition, he says their goal is to make these individuals self-sufficient. A total of 160 cataract operations have been conducted by Dr. Abhijit and his wife. When medical care cannot be provided on the road, Dr. Abhijit relocates them to a public or private hospital.

Dr. Manisha Sonawane plays a crucial role in the operation of the organization. While Dr. Abhijit dedicates his daily routine to the service of those that are not financially independent, his wife operates a clinic where a majority of their financial support comes from. “People ask us, how we survive. The answer is, we have one small clinic which is run by my wife.” he says.


Dr. Abhijit and Dr. Manisha need your help to provide better medical care to their extended family of 1100 beggars. Funds are required for the following expenses:
- Cost of medicines disbursed for free everyday to the beggars
- Financial support to beggars to start working on their own once rehabilitated.
- Cost of surgeries for cataract patients
- Cost of shifting the really old beggars to paid old age homes.
- Cost of other medical diagnostics and surgeries which cannot be performed on the streets.

Your support will ensure Dr. Abhijit and Dr. Manisha can continue to provide free medical care to the beggars.
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31st July 2019

Dear Supporters,

I would like to thank all of you for the love and support.

I have 3 new updates:

1.Given tempo to a disabled beggar, modified this tempo as tea stall. He is running the same
2.Giving all education material to children of beggars
3.Another case a son of a beggar, begging at one point. He could not concentrate on work, as he has various issues in the Respiratory tract, as well as in the nose, due to which he can't breathe normally. Today consulted with Dr. Sushrut Deshmukh, well known ENT Surgeon. He has given medicines for 10 days and planned surgery after 10 days. Surgery depends upon various investigations, let's hope for the best!


Dr. Abhijit Sonawane


Dear Supporters,

I would like to thank all of you for the love and support.

I have 3 new updates:

1.Given tempo to a disabled beggar, modified this tempo as tea stall. He is running the same
2.Giving all education material to children of beggars
3.Another case a son of a beggar, begging at one point. He could not concentrate on work, as he has various issues in the Respiratory tract, as well as in the nose, due to which he can't breathe normally. Today consulted with Dr. Sushrut Deshmukh, well known ENT Surgeon. He has given medicines for 10 days and planned surgery after 10 days. Surgery depends upon various investigations, let's hope for the best!


Dr. Abhijit Sonawane

18th July 2019
Dear supporters,

There was one 65 year old lady with broken bones at Right Hip Joint....
Lying on the road since 5 years with tremendous pain....
Begging for "Death"...
Operative was critical due to other abnormal parameters of body...
Due to which doctors were not of view to operate her...
Finally took decision, signed hospital consent letter as Son...
Major operation done on 1st July 19, replaced Right Hip Joint completely...
On 8 July doctors made her to stand on her own... !
What a relief she must have received... ?
I first time saw a smile... Not smile... Loud laugh on her face after five years...!!!
Thank you for your good wishes !!!

Dr. Abhijit Sonawane

  
Dear supporters,

There was one 65 year old lady with broken bones at Right Hip Joint....
Lying on the road since 5 years with tremendous pain....
Begging for "Death"...
Operative was critical due to other abnormal parameters of body...
Due to which doctors were not of view to operate her...
Finally took decision, signed hospital consent letter as Son...
Major operation done on 1st July 19, replaced Right Hip Joint completely...
On 8 July doctors made her to stand on her own... !
What a relief she must have received... ?
I first time saw a smile... Not smile... Loud laugh on her face after five years...!!!
Thank you for your good wishes !!!

Dr. Abhijit Sonawane

  
30th June 2019
Dear Supporters,

This donation will be utilised to purchase medicines and other medical aids like Lumbar belt, knee caps, crape bandages etc. so as to  provide medical treatment to the elder destitutes those who are on roadside.

Rest of the funds, we use to carry out their eye operation, hospital charges for admission, blood / urine investigations, to provide artificial foot and other types of operations and treatments etc.

Part of the funds, we will also utilise, to make them self sustainable i.e. We help and support them to start a small scale businesses.

Also the funds will be utilised for education of school drop out children of beggars !

I thank you from bottom of my heart, on behalf of my family, who is living on road.

Our main objective is to make these people self sustainable not only financial but also at emotional and physical level.

Your help and support has  strengthened us and given a confidence that we are on right path !!!

Thanks for keeping faith !!!


Regards,

Dr. Abhijit Sonawane
DOCTOR FOR BEGGARS
Dear Supporters,

This donation will be utilised to purchase medicines and other medical aids like Lumbar belt, knee caps, crape bandages etc. so as to  provide medical treatment to the elder destitutes those who are on roadside.

Rest of the funds, we use to carry out their eye operation, hospital charges for admission, blood / urine investigations, to provide artificial foot and other types of operations and treatments etc.

Part of the funds, we will also utilise, to make them self sustainable i.e. We help and support them to start a small scale businesses.

Also the funds will be utilised for education of school drop out children of beggars !

I thank you from bottom of my heart, on behalf of my family, who is living on road.

Our main objective is to make these people self sustainable not only financial but also at emotional and physical level.

Your help and support has  strengthened us and given a confidence that we are on right path !!!

Thanks for keeping faith !!!


Regards,

Dr. Abhijit Sonawane
DOCTOR FOR BEGGARS
Rs.8,257 raised

Goal: Rs.30,000

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Beneficiary: Soham Trust info_outline
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