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£635raised of £2,000 target by 19 supporters

    Weʼve raised £635 to Help pay the medical bills for Indira and Marimuthu

    Location
    Nilakottai, Tamil Nadu, India
    Time left
    Funded on Friday, 5th May 2017

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    Story

    Indira was suffering from constant headaches. Tests revealed that she has TB that has infected her brain. she needed urgent radical surgery, the Ilam (the children's home where she lives) paid for the surgery but she has ongoing medical costs. Her father is an unreliable alcoholic and her mother who works as a construction labourer is very poor and does what she can to find the money to pay for the medication that Indira needs, but there is no way she can afford to pay all the costs.

    Marimuthu fell into a disused well when he was attempting to fix the pump to water the plants at the Illam. He is very lucky to be alive. He has spent more than a month in various hospitals. There is no NHS equivalent or free health care in India. The hospital bills for his treatment are an enormous expense that can't really be borne by a poor Indian family.

    Marimuthu and Indira's medical bills are very expensive in this part of India, where £10 is nearly a months salary and most of this will be taken up in one child's medical costs. For us outside of India the exchange rate and our incomes mean this is a tiny amount of money for us to find.

    How can you help?

    Could you give up the price of 2 cups of coffee a month (London prices) to give these two families some assistance to pay for the medical bills for their children.

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    • Mo Greig

      Mo Greig

      3 months ago

      Mo Greig

      Yesterday Indira went for post surgery check up. She is doing really well.

      Share this update to help us raise more

    3 months ago

    Mo Greig started crowdfunding

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    Supporters

    19

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 5, 2017

    • Paul Ryan

      Paul Ryan

      May 5, 2017

      £10.00

    • Ilya Fisher

      Ilya Fisher

      Apr 9, 2017

      £50.00

    • Maria Falconer

      Maria Falconer

      Apr 9, 2017

      Every little helps 😀

      £30.00

    • Jonathan Goldberg

      Jonathan Goldberg

      Apr 9, 2017

      Loved some of the kids' pictures you showed.

      £10.00

    • EliZABETH BROWN

      EliZABETH BROWN

      Apr 8, 2017

      Good luck with raising the money Mo. I will try and make people aware of your blog and the fund raising.

      £50.00

    • Peter Nahum

      Peter Nahum

      Apr 7, 2017

      Thank you for all your work

      £100.00

    About the fundraiser
    Mo Greig

    Mo Greig

    Nilakottai, Tamil Nadu, India

    I am a London based photographer. I spent 6 weeks working with the children of the Illam teaching them photography to enable them to tell their own stories.

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