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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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11th September 2019
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your support. We have withdrawn funds and this donation will be utilized to purchase medicines and other medical aids like Lumbar belt, knee caps, crape bandages, etc. so as to provide medical treatment to the elder destitute those who are on the roadside.
The rest of the funds, we use to carry out their eye operation, hospital charges for admission, blood/urine test, to provide artificial foot and other types of operations and treatments, etc.
Part of the funds, we will also utilize, to make them self sustainable i.e. We help and support them to start small scale businesses. Also the funds will be utilized for education of school drop out children of beggars!



Also, I am sharing a video of Red sweater-wearing boy, earlier begging, who has undergone plastic surgery and got discharged last week only. But he is saying that he will serve other admitted beggars those who are helpless like him.
Though he himself under the recovery phase, he started providing his mankind services to other beggars, admitted by us, from yesterday...!
I am speechless !!!
Click here for video

I thank you from the bottom of my heart, on behalf of my family, who is living on the road.
Our main objective is to make these people self-sustainable not only financial but also at an emotional and physical level.
Your help and support have strengthened us and given confidence that we are on the right path !!!


Thanks for keeping the faith !!!

Regards,
*Dr. Abhijit Sonawane*
*DOCTOR FOR BEGGARS*
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your support. We have withdrawn funds and this donation will be utilized to purchase medicines and other medical aids like Lumbar belt, knee caps, crape bandages, etc. so as to provide medical treatment to the elder destitute those who are on the roadside.
The rest of the funds, we use to carry out their eye operation, hospital charges for admission, blood/urine test, to provide artificial foot and other types of operations and treatments, etc.
Part of the funds, we will also utilize, to make them self sustainable i.e. We help and support them to start small scale businesses. Also the funds will be utilized for education of school drop out children of beggars!



Also, I am sharing a video of Red sweater-wearing boy, earlier begging, who has undergone plastic surgery and got discharged last week only. But he is saying that he will serve other admitted beggars those who are helpless like him.
Though he himself under the recovery phase, he started providing his mankind services to other beggars, admitted by us, from yesterday...!
I am speechless !!!
Click here for video

I thank you from the bottom of my heart, on behalf of my family, who is living on the road.
Our main objective is to make these people self-sustainable not only financial but also at an emotional and physical level.
Your help and support have strengthened us and given confidence that we are on the right path !!!


Thanks for keeping the faith !!!

Regards,
*Dr. Abhijit Sonawane*
*DOCTOR FOR BEGGARS*
10th September 2019
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your love. We are taking counselling classes for them individually, for which we have linked up with another Institute. This inst. teaches various courses to them individually.

Also we have admitted three serious people in one hospital, we have paid the initial admission charges for them.
All three patients needs surgery, which are expensive.  

Withdrawn funds will be utilised for operation of these patients. We shall keep you posted.

Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your love. We are taking counselling classes for them individually, for which we have linked up with another Institute. This inst. teaches various courses to them individually.

Also we have admitted three serious people in one hospital, we have paid the initial admission charges for them.
All three patients needs surgery, which are expensive.  

Withdrawn funds will be utilised for operation of these patients. We shall keep you posted.

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

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Rs.664 raised

Goal: Rs.11,110

Beneficiary: Soham Trust info_outline
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