Help Trans Activist Fight Chronic Illness And Homelessness

Chand (Bappa da) is a trans activist who is one of the pioneers of the LGBTQ movement in Kolkata. In the past she has been known to lend out her previously owned home to community NGOs which were starting out, the first pride march also started from her rooms. However due to some very difficult years she is now homeless and ill. Recently Bappa da suffered a stroke which paralysed her left side. While she is regaining functionality gradually she needs a fulltime attendant; regular physiotherapy, medication and food. All of these add up to an exhorbidant amount which she cannot afford. She is also temporarily staying at an LGBT space in the city, but eventually will have to be moved to a rented space.

Her expenses include:
fulltime attendant: 600/day = 18000/month
Physiotherapy: 300/day = 9000/month
Medicines: 250/day = 7500/month
Miscellaneous costs (food  and bills) = 6000/month
Rent: 5000/month (minimum)

Total :  Rs 44500/month
Estimate: approximately Rs 4,50,000 a year until her recovery. The amount we have requested will ensure at least 2 such years of certainty for her. 

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9th August 2017
Hello Everyone,

Thank you so much for your kindness and contributions. While we are far off from our ultimate goal of sustaining Chand for a considerable portion of her life. We will manage to clear some of our pending bills taken on credit and with loans from friends. We are attaching some of these documents do get back to us if you have any other queries. If anyone wishes to speak to Chand via skype, we would be happy to connect and you, and she would love to thank you in person. Apart from these bills, a lot of trans community members stepped up and contributed their time and efforts despite being unemployed themselves and Chand will give them a small token amount as well. I am attaching some of the bills that this will go towards.

Upasana on behalf of Samabhabona BDS
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raised of Rs.1,000,000 goal

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Supporters (23)

Anonymous donated Rs.500
10 months ago
Sandhya donated US $25
11 months ago

sending love, thank you for all you have done + continue to do

Anonymous donated Rs.500
11 months ago

God is always with you

Soumadri donated Rs.2,500
12 months ago
Anonymous donated Rs.500
12 months ago
Anonymous donated Rs.1,000
12 months ago