Pallium India Fundraiser Information
At Pallium India we strive to improve the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problems associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual.
Towards this goal, we are seeking your help to support the following causes.
- Vaccination Drive: Purchase 500 additional doses of COVID vaccine to administer the second dose of vaccination for the patients and families of Pallium India (Amount: $6000)
Vocational Training: Provide support and vocational training for 10 families who lost their job/ability to work due to chronic illness or Covid (Amount: $4000)
Details of these causes can be found below.
Pallium India is joining hands with a few other Charity organizations to raise funds for these causes. Here is how you can help contribute:
For outside India
For donations in INR
Donations made through the above link will enable you to watch Stephen Devassy Show online live on Oct 1 (US) 6:30PM PST or Oct 2 (India) 7:00AM IST. For details, see the GoFundMe/Milaap link
Pallium India Fundraiser Information
Vaccination Drive: Goal - Raise $6,000 for purchasing 500 additional doses of COVID vaccine to administer the second dose of vaccination for the patients and families of Pallium India
Since the Covid vaccine came to India, Pallium India has been trying to get our patients protected. This by no means is an easy job. We were presented with many obstacles, and most of them were inevitable. All concerned officials are desperately busy handling several times the workload than they had before February 2020. The formalities, quite understandably, could not be avoided.
Pallium India has finally got the approval as a vaccination center since the first week of August 2021. We are finally able to reach people in their homes with the vaccine. There are many challenges faced by our beneficiaries and their families. Few of them are listed below:
- Access to a vaccination centre
Govt. unable to provide vaccines at home
- Net connectivity issues for taking appointments
- Lack of vaccine availability
- Vulnerable population not being prioritized, especially bedridden patients
- Families from lower socio-economic status unable to go to private hospitals for vaccination.
At the moment, we have stock of 652 vaccines to continue providing vaccinations for new beneficiaries and to provide second dose as it becomes necessary over the next couple of month. We are anticipating a shortage of 500 vaccines for our beneficiaries and their families’ second dose.
Vocational Training: Goal - Raise $4,000 to provide support and vocational training for 10 families who lost their job/ability to work due to chronic illness or Covid
A total of 144 beneficiaries and their families have been supported through our vocational rehabilitation project. We have trained many of our beneficiaries in pen making, computing skills, cooking classes, umbrella making, soap making etc. The focus has been more on providing support for families at home based on their choice of vocation. The areas of support have been farming, livestock rearing, trade etc. to improve the quality of life of the family.
80% of caregivers world over are women. Women access healthcare less, and when they do, they are often denied it. Designed to counter gender inequity in healthcare, this project identifies women patients and caregivers and addresses their illness-related struggles along several parameters – socioeconomic, psychological, physical, mental and spiritual. Under the program Ujjwal, a holistic and systemic approach, is taken to strengthening existing support structures available to women, helping them access opportunities for empowerment and reducing stressors and barriers to their wellbeing. We provide medical and procedural support, vocational rehabilitation, support the educational needs of their children, assist with securing basic amenities like food, water and shelter and wherever possible, help them repair or rebuild or rent homes in safe neighborhoods.
The pandemic has increased the burden of these families, especially in terms of livelihood and basic needs. Vocational training and rehabilitation may be their only mode of livelihood.