Being identified with HIV in 2001 did not shatter Bindu and Prakash’s hopes of leading a happy family life. But, their happiness was short lived, when Prakash passed away leaving the responsibility of the household and three young children on Bindu. Having no support from relatives she struggled to fulfill the needs of the family. She gave into depression, which deteriorated her health condition and added to the woes of the family.
During one of his visits in the community, our community outreach worker identified Bindu’s condition and immediately admitted her in the Community Care Centre for HIV / AIDS patients. The outreach team ensured that Bindu and her children received appropriate medical & financial support, and connected her to a local NGO to provide her a livelihood activity. Bindu now is a proud owner of a goat farm (from one goat which the NGO gave her) which helps to support her financial needs. The NGO also provides Rs 450 for her children’s education per month. We see a new Bindu, confident, healthy and empowered who looks forward to a bright future for her and her family.