Project Type: Health
Project Code: ITK0221
Background: Mrs. Sobiya is the mother of Nikan, 18-year-old sponsored teenager at our Tamil site in India.
In January of this year, Mrs. Sobiya suddenly began suffering from severe stomach pain. She was taken to the government hospital for treatment, but she was refused admission due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
She was then taken to the private hospital in Thanjavur and was admitted. The following day she had surgery to remove an abscess and was discharged two days later.
Mrs. Sobiya is a widow raising two children on her own. She works scheduling government provided school lunches and barely makes enough money to provide daily essentials for her family. Her oldest son, Nikan, is completing his first year of college in mechanical engineering and her younger son is in grade 10.
The sponsor site director has asked Chalice to cover the $882.04 hospital bill for the family. Mrs. Sobiya has no savings or extra funds to pay this cost and the stress of the debt is affecting her recovery.
Funding Request: $882.04
Please note that any donations that exceed the request will be used to fund other critical need emergencies that may arise.