We would like to draw your kind attention that Saigram Charitable Trust, a non-profit organization in Coimbatore, India, has been serving the rural society and supporting the noble causes since 2005. The trust aims to eradicate poverty and create prosperous communities through genuine people participation at all levels of decision-making processes. Our Trust has its registered office at Annanagar, Samichettipalayam North Gudalur Panchayat, Coimbatore district, 4 km from Periyanaikanpalayam town, which is about 20 Km from Coimbatore. The Trust is located in a calm and picturesque part of the western Ghats in the ecologically significant Nilgiris Biosphere Reserve.
Under the able guidance of its founder Mrs Nagalakshmi and Chairman & Managing Trustee Mr K Raveendran, the Trust’s activities have grown year on year. The support that its trustees, advisors and panel of experts’ render has helped it in its spectacular growth as a reputed charitable organization. Some of the programs that Saigram Trust is associated with include
education of rural children
agriculture and allied livelihood support
meditation and vocational training
Supporting the weaker section of the society.
A quarter of women of reproductive age in India are undernourished, with a body mass index (BMI) of less than 18.5 kg/m (Source: NFHS 4 2015-16). It is well known that an undernourished mother inevitably gives birth to an undernourished baby, perpetuating an intergenerational cycle of undernutrition. Children of malnourished women are more likely to face cognitive impairments, short stature, lower resistance to infections, and a higher risk of disease and death throughout their lives.
Malnutrition in women is related to poverty, lack of development, lack of awareness and illiteracy in these downtrodden villages. In a recent study, percentage wise malnourished females are 25.2% as compared to males (20.2%). A wide variety of development actions are needed to improve their food security and nutrition of women. Common micronutrient deficiencies include a lack of iron, iodine, and vitamin A.
The Saigram Charitable Trust, Sai Gramam, Gudalur, is planning to concentrate more on the plight of poor womenfolk, in which we plan the girl children ranging from 09 years to 19 years be identified and provide them nutrition rich food, education and necessary medicine and supplements till they attain the age of 20. Our proposed service will be beneficial for 200 children so identified.
The approximate expenditure per child per month is calculated as 8849.The breakdown is as follows:
Food : Per day Rs. 150.00 = 10,950,000.00
Sanitary napkins : 14 per month per child = 120.00 = 288,000.00
Health supplement : Per child per day 100.00 = 7,300,000.00
Doctor Consultation: Allopathy : Rs. 100 per child 100.00 = 480,000.00
(Monthly twice) Ayurveda : Rs.100 per child 100.00 = 480,000.00
Psychologist-100 per child 100.00 = 480,000.00
Dresses Rs 500(Yearly thrice ) 500.00 = 300,000.00
CBC Rs. 200 per month per child 200.00 = 960,000.00
TOTAL = 21,238,000.00
Per year per child expenditure = 106,190.00
Per month per child expenditure = 8849.00
Awareness camps/classes and lectures – As per the speaker
In the present situation, we are running short of resources for the above noble cause and hence approaching your goodness for a kind gesture. The Ayurveda facilities are available in our sister concern M/S Saigram Ayurveda Hospital and Research institute.
A combined effort of our hospital and the kind contributions would be a definite step in rehabilitating the girl children.The contributions to our trust are exempted from income tax under section 80G & 12AA.
Your generosity and kind-heartedness will go a long way in addressing the concern of the natives of this village.