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Help Dr. Abhijit Treat Beggars for Free

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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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24th February 2020
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your support and hearty donations. We have come this far because of you all.
Conducted eye check up and cataract operation for 8 elderly women, though they has family no one came forward to help.  If they had not received help on time they would have lost their eye sight forever.
"All physical efforts are mine but this would not been done without funds ! These unds are yours !
Salute you !!!"

Also, there are 40 people at Bhavani Peth Pune area, who have eye related issues. We will investigate and operate all of them in phase-wise manner. First batch is formed, taking appropriate actions from tomorrow.
One young person tried to commit suicide. Attempt failed but broken both legs.He has promised that he will start working, if operated. We will move him for operation soon!

One disabled person is now working in parking area as helper.
Struggling with life !If he receives one wheelchair, his life may become slightly easier.Giving one wheelchair to him, in next week.




Best Regards,
Dr. Abhijit Sonawane 
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your support and hearty donations. We have come this far because of you all.
Conducted eye check up and cataract operation for 8 elderly women, though they has family no one came forward to help.  If they had not received help on time they would have lost their eye sight forever.
"All physical efforts are mine but this would not been done without funds ! These unds are yours !
Salute you !!!"

Also, there are 40 people at Bhavani Peth Pune area, who have eye related issues. We will investigate and operate all of them in phase-wise manner. First batch is formed, taking appropriate actions from tomorrow.
One young person tried to commit suicide. Attempt failed but broken both legs.He has promised that he will start working, if operated. We will move him for operation soon!

One disabled person is now working in parking area as helper.
Struggling with life !If he receives one wheelchair, his life may become slightly easier.Giving one wheelchair to him, in next week.




Best Regards,
Dr. Abhijit Sonawane 
24th November 2019
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your support. Here's an update on the progress:

Work Done

1. Done 2 major operations
2, Given medical services to 400 patients
3. Given medical aid to 350 patients
4. Given four handcarts to beggars start business
5. Given 2 modified wheelchairs to beggars to start business
6. Build shelter for destitute

Proposed

1. To start a centre where beggars would learn various skills and start their own business.
2. Rehabilitation 
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your support. Here's an update on the progress:

Work Done

1. Done 2 major operations
2, Given medical services to 400 patients
3. Given medical aid to 350 patients
4. Given four handcarts to beggars start business
5. Given 2 modified wheelchairs to beggars to start business
6. Build shelter for destitute

Proposed

1. To start a centre where beggars would learn various skills and start their own business.
2. Rehabilitation 
3rd October 2019
Dear Supporters,

Here are a few updates:

1.  One lady having severe gyanec problem, would die - if not operated !

We admitted her and operated in month of September. Now living happily without any complications !

2. Another elder beggar - Septic wound at foot.

We are conducting plastic surgery / skin grafting to this बाबा...!

3. Eye operation will be conducted on 5 Oct.

4. Treatment and medical aids like lumbar belt, knee cap, neck belt, crutches, walkers etc.  given around 400 beggars on road itself,  in month of Sept.

4. There are two disabled beggars - Both have hobby of paintings - We grabbed the opportunity and made this hobby into profession.

Both have started painting / drawing professionally,..

We are organising painting exhibition durring 15- 22 October at Art Gallery of Pune.

Trying to push them forward as Artists,... !

Dr. Abhijit Sonawane
DOCTOR FOR BEGGARS
Dear Supporters,

Here are a few updates:

1.  One lady having severe gyanec problem, would die - if not operated !

We admitted her and operated in month of September. Now living happily without any complications !

2. Another elder beggar - Septic wound at foot.

We are conducting plastic surgery / skin grafting to this बाबा...!

3. Eye operation will be conducted on 5 Oct.

4. Treatment and medical aids like lumbar belt, knee cap, neck belt, crutches, walkers etc.  given around 400 beggars on road itself,  in month of Sept.

4. There are two disabled beggars - Both have hobby of paintings - We grabbed the opportunity and made this hobby into profession.

Both have started painting / drawing professionally,..

We are organising painting exhibition durring 15- 22 October at Art Gallery of Pune.

Trying to push them forward as Artists,... !

Dr. Abhijit Sonawane
DOCTOR FOR BEGGARS
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Rs.31,500 raised

Goal: Rs.30,000

Beneficiary: Soham Trust info_outline
Only INR donations accepted
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Supporters (5)

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Anonymous donated Rs.2,500
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Anonymous donated Rs.500
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Ayaansh donated Rs.1,000
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Rushabh donated Rs.25,000

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Rishmeen donated Rs.2,500

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