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Shabana, like any other mother, has her day start at 5 AM, and till midnight it is a tough toil of cooking, household chores, and her work. Over the last six years, she continued this hard work in spite of a frozen shoulder. Costly treatments resulted in a sacrifice of health in order to save for the education of children. However, after constant treatment for over 3 months at Barefoot acupuncture, Shabana is a happier person. Not only she found proper medical care right at her doorstep, but also it was well within her otherwise little budget. Barefoot Acupuncturists focuses its work on treating chronic pain, which is a major cause of reduced economic activity in these communities. Since 2008, Barefoot Acupuncturists has treated 4,500 beneficiaries through our four clinics that are set up in rural villages and urban slums. After chronic or acute pain, our range of treatments includes : paralysis and stroke recovery, digestive disorders, gynecological issues, stress and anxiety, hypertension. Our beneficiaries contribute a highly subsidized rate of INR 20 per treatment that gives them ownership of their own well being. If you believe health is a human right, DONATE or CHAMPION our cause: # INR 1800 ($ 30) will allow a grandmother to reach and use slum latrines on her own, giving back to her some independence and her dignity. # INR 3000 ($ 50) will enable the family breadwinner to go back to work and to prevent the family from falling into poverty. # INR 9000 ($ 150) will help a paralysed stroke patient to walk and talk again. Patient testimonial - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPd2yG84kxM Website: www.barefootacupuncturists.org Email: info@barefootacupuncturists.org In the news: The Wall Street Journal - http://blogs.wsj.com/indiarealtime/2013/04/07/acupuncture-for-indias-poor/ The Free Press Journal - http://freepressjournal.in/barefoot-slums-brings-pain-relief/ The Times of India - http://bit.ly/1kUQ73d

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Rs.42,988 raised

Goal: Rs.600,000

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Anonymous donated $34.48
Bernard
Bernard donated $100
Sanjeev
Sanjeev donated Rs.2,000
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david donated $100
Padmini
Padmini donated $34.48

What a fantastic, yet simple idea! Keep fighting the good fight.

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Anonymous donated $200