Please help support Dayspring Children's Home during these difficult COVID19 times.
Who We Are:
Blossom Trust is a registered grassroots NGO based in the District of Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India. Established by Blossom Trust in 2007, Dayspring Home is a designated children’s home, providing care and support to vulnerable children. The children who come to Dayspring are often affected and/or infected by HIV/AIDs or TB, meaning that they have been orphaned by the disease, were rejected by their families, or can no longer be supported by their infected parent(s). Other children come from poverty, with families unable to support them.
Dayspring Home currently cares for 22 children, providing shelter, food, education and medical care for the children's physical and mental well-being. Overall, providing for the children at Dayspring is Blossom Trust’s utmost priority.
Why We Need Your Help:
In times as critical as these, we depend on private donations to keep Dayspring Home running and your contribution will make an immense impact on our children!
Currently, the effects of COVID19 within the local community are becoming very apparent, and food security is a serious issue. Not only is the food availability shrinking fast, prices are becoming staggeringly high. We fear that the local food crisis will continue and potentially even worsen, so by raising funds Blossom Trust aims to mitigate this threat and ensure food security and shelter for our children in these difficult times.
The next six months will be a very challenging period for Dayspring Home. Therefore, we are seeking your generous help to mitigate this crisis.
What We Plan to Fund:
We are seeking support in two particular ways. The COVID19 pandemic is proving to be a significant financial challenge for Dayspring. Therefore, firstly and most importantly, we are seeking immediate, short-term support to keep dayspring running, providing food and shelter for our vulnerable children in the upcoming 6 months, which amounts to € 2943.
Currently, our food costs for all children at Dayspring for one month are approximately 20,000 Rupees. However, food prices are already rapidly increasing, and so we are estimating our monthly food costs to rise to 30,000 Rupees (€366). We also must cover our running costs and medical costs, as shown below.
Secondly, due to supply shortages, we expect it will become increasingly difficult to purchase food from local shops. Therefore, we are hoping to improve long-term food sustainability and security at Dayspring, by increasing the crops we grow ourselves. Dayspring Farm is the agricultural plot on our land, where crops are grown to provide nutritional produce at Dayspring.
We currently have land capacity to increase our yield of crops, however resource constraints and the challenges posed by high temperatures and water shortages have limited us in doing this. We estimate that to pursue this valuable goal of increasing our crop yield, we must raise 177,000 Rupees (€ 2160). This amount would fund all aspects of this project including preparation of the land, seeds, and irrigation materials to improve water supply. Such a project will have a significant impact on the sustainability of the Dayspring Home, particularly in these uncertain times.
Breakdown of our fundraising goal:
Objective 1 (Short-term): 6 months Dayspring Home running costs - € 2943
Objective 2 (Long-term): Improving food security at Dayspring - € 2160
Total Goal: €5103
Please support us in investing in our children’s safety, security and wellbeing during this humanitarian crisis.
Thank you for your support from all at Dayspring!
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