It’s amazing how little money can save a life, as little as £20!
Sales of jams and limoncello and profits made from community lunches at Holy Trinity Church have been instrumental in saving the lives of countless children such as Kissore and Deepa.
Deepa is 11. After Deepa was born there was a little brother, but he died shortly after. Her parents were tested and found to be HIV positive. No one thought to test Deepa as she looked so well. But later she was tested and diagnosed with TB and HIV and was given treatment for both. But Deepa was irregular in attending for tablets – she thought her skin problems were caused by the pills. Volunteers persuaded her and her mother to keep up the treatment. The assistance paid for bus fares and some prescribed medicines. She is doing well.
Kissore is a cheeky four-year- old and an orphan, but he is well cared for by a vounteer who took him under her wing. Here he is seen with his first month’s supply of tablets for HIV. The financial support was used for scans not available at the government hospital. He is fine now.