We have many stories to tell but I will mention just one. Sushant Yadav(Name changed) was a runaway from home came to Mumbai around 10 years back, a friend brought him , he got saved, was discipled, got a family and today he is in the taking good care of his family and is even able to support other destitute families.
Now about us : This origination was initiated by Mr.Vinny Varghese and Mrs.Mini Varghese in the year 2002.Initially they were organizing prayers and social meetings weekly once at their residence with family and friends.
During their social meetings they pondered over the problems in and around their residency .They found problems like HIV affected and infected people,old and sick, abandoned by their families living in nearby slums without medical care. Initially they started helping by taking them to hospital and getting medicines from government hospitals.
It was found that they were financially very weak and there is no food in their house. Sahaara Sangati started supplying monthly ration.The wise counsel and timely help in kind was very supportive to the family members and slowly the elder family members started working and earning.
They were able to fight the disease,the stigma & the poverty, and provide children education.Slowly they became independent and Sahaara Sangati diverted the monthly ration to other needy and infected people.
Today, directly or indirectly Sahaara Sangati reaches out to around 150 members of HIV infected and affected people, and have 50 members registered for counseling and care. Thus solving this social problem from the root cause.
Also street children and runaways from homes were referred by other organizations found their way into Sahaara Sangati and found a place to grow and enrich their lives.
Now many of the beneficiaries have grown in wisdom and stature and also hold positions as trustees in the Board.
In 2011 the members with help of other like-minded friends registered the trust and in year 2016 received 80G certification also.