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Restoring Dignity to the Elderly

Senior citizens who are poor and live alone or with dependent children find themselves vulnerable, powerless and are often neglected by their own family and grown up children. These senior citizens are too old or physically weak and thus unable to find work. They are forced to beg, and are often...

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Hope for the Elderly

Kannathaal, a 73-year-old widow, has been affected by Leprosy for the past 40 years. After she was diagnosed with Leprosy, her only son abandoned her, fearing that he might contract it. Alone, she lives very meagerly on a minimal pension provided by the government. Her hands were most affected by...

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From Depression to Hope

Manikandan is in 7th grade and lives with his father. After his mother committed suicide a couple of years ago, Manikandan lived in a state of complete sadness and misery.  He wouldn’t eat and he stopped speaking with others, instead retreating to his own depressed world. His father and...

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A Ray of Hope for Pavadharini

Pavadharini is 11 years old.   When she came to one of Tripura Foundation’s Hope Learning Centers, she shared her story in a voice that was barely loud enough for us to hear. She shared that her mother committed suicide when she was just 7 years old.  Pavadharini was left with her father,...

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The Passing of a Hope Hero

A few months ago, we shared the story of Sabreesh, one of Tripura Foundation’s Hope Learning Center students and a 2014 Hope Hero awardee. Sabreesh suffered from a rare blood disorder and other health issues that often left him weak, and ultimately shortened his life.  Our hearts are heavy at the...

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