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Weʼre raising £500 to assist those living in impoverished conditions in Cape Town, particularly the elderly, children and those affected by HIV/Aids and TB

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Whilst living in Cape Town we have had the privilege of volunteering at the Ananda Ashram Centre, who provide charitable support to those in poverty. We help to make sandwiches to feed HIV/Aids sufferers at the local clinics because they cannot take their life saving medicine without food, which many cannot afford. This is just one of the charitable services that they offer as part of the Ananda Kutir Outreach Project, which commenced in 1984. It is run solely by volunteers and aims to assist those living in impoverished conditions in Cape Town, particularly the elderly, children and those affected by TB and HIV/AIDS by providing the following:-

Nutrition to enhance the body’s immunity, teaching practical lifestyle skills, acting as a collection point for clothing, blankets and household items which are distributed regularly to those in need, and providing disaster relief

We are raising money for this amazing cause so that the project may be able to reach out to even more people in need. Please donate whatever you can - any contribution, no matter how large or small, will make a difference in someone's life. If you would like to read more detailed information on the work of the Ananda Outreach Project please see below.

Thank you x

http://anandakutir.org.za/outreach/

TB affects us all

On the 23rd April 1993 the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared TB a global crisis. In 2004 almost 15 million people were living with TB and the number is rising annually. The greatest increase in TB incidence worldwide is in the Western Cape of South Africa.

With HIV/AIDS now being experienced on global proportions many TB sufferers also contract HIV. A strong immune system can fight off the TB bacillus and HIV virus.

Since 1984 the Ananda Kutir Outreach Project has been reaching out to the disadvantaged communities of Cape Town by providing the following:

Food Deliveries - food is prepared by volunteers at the ashram and delivered every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday to TB and HIV/AIDS clinics in disadvantaged communities of Cape Town. In addition food parcels, prepared by volunteers in their homes, are distributed to HIV/AIDS patients.

School Feeding - volunteers prepare sandwiches once a week at their homes for distribution to school children.

Learning through yoga - literature containing simple yoga breathing and lifestyle instructions are distributed to the patients

Clothing Distribution - the Ashrama is a depot for clothing, blankets, toys and domestic items in good condition. These are distributed among the needy.

Christmas Food Parcels - annually special hampers as well as toys are donated to TB and HIV patients and their families.

The Ashram also assists disadvantaged persons to improve their situation.

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    • Carol Harris

      Carol Harris

      Oct 25, 2017

      Well done. See you soon. C & C xx

      £25.00

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      Vic

      Oct 23, 2017

      £5.00

    • Callum

      Callum

      Oct 23, 2017

      Such an amazing thing to help with! Stay awesome! :)

      £10.00

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