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June 2018 Update

“No matter how good or bad you think your life is, wake up each day and be thankful. Someone somewhere else if fighting to survive!”

Ashvattha Team came to know about a little girl, Bhanveesri, who is not even 2 years old and is fighting cancer to survive. We feel sorry for the little heart who should be spending her time playing with toys, instead is going through the painful process of chemo. It is not something such a little girl deserves.

This also raises the thought of how fortunate most of us are to have a memorable childhood, caring people around and comfortable life to live. We all have so many blessings in our lives and yet most of the time we fail to notice them or take them for granted. Being thankful and expressing gratitude are the most powerful tools for happiness. It adds a lot of positive emotions to life. Life is all about experiences the little moments and enjoying the little things around you. Just waking up in the morning and knowing all the people you love and care about are still alive and healthy is sufficient enough for any day to be a good day. Rest of all the little hurdles we face throughout the day are just experiences we gather in our life.

Ashvattha is grateful to all the amazing people who are changing the lives for hundreds of people, by being a part of our team. YOU are the reason behind many smiles each day. We are sure Baby Bhanveesri will recover soon and have a beautiful and bright childhood!

Here is her story…

Baby Bhanveesri, 1 year 7 months old, is suffering from Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. She was diagnosed with cancer when she was 3 months old. After 10 months of high dose chemo treatment and started maintenance. Unfortunately, after few months here disease relapsed. Doctors have planned for bone marrow transplantation which would cost around 40 Lakhs. We contacted the baby’s mother Jwalamukhi and talked to her about her condition. The parents spent every rupee that had on the baby’s help and are now requesting help from friends and family. Ashvattha Team met the family and donated a check of Rs:50,000. As the baby health is critical and all their resources exhausted, every single contribution counts. If you are willing to contribute more, please contact Jwalamukhi (Phone: 8106679226) or contact us. Appreciate all your help!

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April 2018 Update

Kindness is a wonderful way to let another struggling soul know that there is still love in this world!

The strongest people we meet in our lives do not have an easier life. They just have learned to create strength and happiness from dark places. It is true that every problem doesn’t have a simple and quick solution. But, if one is persistent enough, the solution will be found. It is these tough problems that makes a person strong, teaches life and helps shape a beautiful personality.

We may not be able to help solve every problem in every person’s life, but the least we could do is show compassion and love to those in need. It gives them strength to keep going forward with a hope for tomorrow.

Roma, is the 21-year-old girl who has been suffering with Rickets for the past few years. She is one tough soul fighting her own battle and struggling for life.  Team Ashvattha helped Roma a few times in the past. We have been in contact with her mother to know how she is recovering. Roma’s mother recently requested Ashvattha again for help with the treatment. Ashvattha decided to help this brave girl, one more time. All we could do for her is to show some compassion and help as much as we can. Our volunteers visited the girl and donated a check of Rs, 20.000. We hope she gains more strength and recovers soon!

We appreciate all our donors and volunteers, for their continuous support! Thank you!

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March 2018 Update

“Helping one person might not change the world, but it could change the world for one person!” – Gautama Buddha

Success stories are a proof that an organization is effective. On behalf of all the donors of Ashvattha we follow up on the donations we make, to make sure the amount we donated served it’s purpose. Especially, when the donation was for some medical purposes, we would like to know if the patient has recovered. It gives us a great satisfaction them recovering and also motivates us to help many more in need. Here is one such story from Ashvattha.

Ramesh from Sunipenta (near Srisailam), is the person who Ashvattha helped in 2014 when he met with an accident and had to undergo a Brain Surgery in NIMS Hospital. The surgery was successful but later Ramesh was completely bed ridden with paralyzed left leg and left hand. He was taken to Kerala for Ayurvedic Physiotherapy Treatment and his wife requested Ashvattha for help again in 2016. Team Ashvattha visited Ramesh personally and helped him for the treatment. He has been undergoing the treatment for a couple of years now and it is improving his condition. This year they again requested Ashvattha for help to continue the treatment. Volunteers from Ashvattha contacted them, took all the details and an amount of Rs.30,000 has been donated to Ramesh. We are very happy to see how he has recovered in the past 4 years. Ramesh sent a video thanking Ashvattha and we are very happy to share that video with you. Ramesh’s family also called Ashvattha to thank us personally. We are happy to hear from them and we wish Ramesh a speedy recovery.

For all the donors and volunteers of Ashvattha, this is the impact you have created. Thank you for your contributions!

Ramesh Thanking Ashvattha – Video

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February 2018 Update

“If you ate today, Thank a farmer!”

Not every family on this earth is lucky enough to have their basic needs fulfilled. Specially, with farming as the main occupation we see and hear about many families struggling to make their ends meet. It is hard enough for a farmer to feed his family, with all his sweat and blood. We can imagine how hard it would be to see his grown up son bed ridden and suffering with pain. We came to know about such family recently.

Sambasiva, a 22 year old from Rejerla Village – Khammam District, was suffering with a pain in abdomen and was diagnosed with Hepatitis B (Chronic HBV, a liver disease). Doctors suggested a surgery which cost nearly 1.5 Lakhs as soon as possible as that scenario would lead to Liver Cancer. Coming from a farming background, his family was not able to support for the operation and medical expenses. As soon as Ashvattha received the request, we reached out to the Sambasiva’s family in Khammam. We came to know that he was admitted in Hasini Hospitals in Vijayawada. One of our volunteer’s went all the way to Vijayawada to know the current status and donated a check of Rs.30,000 for the operation on the name of the hospital. Surgery was successful.

We came to know that Sambasiva completed his Diploma Civil Engineering. Hope he will recover soon and have a bright career to support his family and make his dreams come true.

We thank our volunteers for going that extra mile and donors for extending you helping hands to the people in need! We always treasure you!

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Our Volunteers

“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.” ~Elizabeth Andrew

Ashvattha is grateful to have wonderful volunteers like you. Your time, patience and dedication is what keeps us going and inspires us. You hold a special place in our heart for all the amazing things you do for Ashvattha. We can never Thank you enough!

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Happy 5th Anniversary Ashvattha

Yes, it has been 5 years since Ashvattha was started and time just flew by. It is always the people, that make an organization or a team successful. So, it is you who deserve an applause on this special occasion. “Happy Anniversary for all you who has been part of our journey and thank you all, from the bottom of our heart, for all the wonderful things you did so far and you continue to do.”

We have always celebrated Ashvattha’s anniversary with kids from various orphanages because it makes us happy to see their innocent and beautiful smiles. This year, we were planning to celebrate the anniversary in a different way to make it even more memorable for us and for the kids. All the team members put a lot of effort into pitching ideas, planning and executing the event.

Do you remember that day when you went out with your friends on an outing from school or a picnic with your family? The answer would be definitely be an YES for most of us. It would also bring a smile on your face as the memories start to pour out. It is those memories from our childhood that we cherish more and more as we grow up.

With that thought in mind, Team Ashvattha planned an outing for the kids of “Aaradya Foundation”. The event was planned on Jan 26th, on Ashvattha’s anniversary day. It was a one day trip, with both fun and educational activities. The day started of with picking up the kids from orphanage after the Republic Day flag hoisting. The kids were taken to Lumbini park in Hyderabad. The fun for kids started with the a boat ride in Hussain Sagar, alighting at The Buddha Statue followed by fun rides in the park, cake cutting and delicious lunch in the woods. While the morning was all fun, the afternoon turned out to be even more interesting and exciting. It was a trip to Birla Science Museum, where the children explored each an every thing, analyzing and visualizing the theories that they are learning in school. Later was the Birla Planetarium visit which was visually engaging. They watched a 3D movie for the first time in their lives and they loved the experience. Refreshments were served during the breaks to keep their energy going throughout the day. It is the volunteers who took care of the kids all day long and it was a rigorous efforts by all of them in all possible ways to ensure kids enjoy their day. The trip ended by dropping the kids back at the orphanage and the journey back home was worthwhile as the kids kept talking about the whole day among themselves. It is always interesting and fulfilling to sees the children talk with lot of happiness and excitement. This made the day for all the volunteers and Team Ashvattha.

We loved sharing this beautiful experience with kids and hope this visit to science museum and planetarium will plant a big dream in these little hearts. A big THANK YOU to the volunteers and staff of orphanage for ensuring the safety of children. And, Thank you donors who have been the back bone of this event. It is your support that made it possible. Last but not the least, we thank the Birla Management for giving the kids and volunteers a complementary visit to the Museum and Planetarium. We really appreciate all your help!

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January 2018 Update

“Cheers to a new year and another change for us to get it right” – Oprah Winfrey

Dear Donors and Volunteers of Ashvattha,

Hope you had a wonderful 2017 and beautiful memories to carry with you into 2018. All of you have been a great asset to Ashvattha in changing lives of many people in need. Thank you for all the things you do, to make the world a better place to live. We hope this year will bring you much more joy, happiness and many more memories into your lives.

We apologize for not sending updates for the past few months. We did not receive any requests which we could pursue for the last few months. We promise to do much better this year by proactively reaching out to people in need and helping them.

January Update:

Recently, Team Ashvattha have received a request from one of the family we helped a couple of times, in year 2014. Roma,a young girl with age 21 years, has been suffering with Rickets for the past 10 years. Roma’s father expired in 2006 leaving her mother to take care of the kids. Since then, her mother is struggling very hard to provide on-going treatment for her child and run the family. She approached Ashvattha again for help. Ashvattha volunteers contacted her to know the present situation of Roma is and the treatment details. Treatment is being provided by nature care doctors, which would cost about 6 Lakhs per year and should continue for 3 years.

After getting the details, Team Ashvattha decided to support the girl for a couple of months going forward. We donated an amount of Rs.20,000 for the month of January. We will follow up with Roma’s mother and provide support as need in future.

Roma had a beautiful smile on her face, when she was a kid. Someday, we hope time will bring back the same smile on her face.

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July 2017 Update

“Difficulties mastered are opportunities won” – Winston Churchill

In today’s world there are very few people who chase after their dreams to reach their goals. They find their way out of all the obstacles and prove that if one has the will power to do it, other things will just fall in place. Team Ashvattha came across one such girl who is striving to complete her education irrespective of her financial and social status.

Archana comes from a poor family living in Endapalli Village, Kareemnagar Disctrict. Her father works as a daily labour and mother is a homemaker. She completed her SSC from ZPHS, a government highschool in Endapally. With her marks in SSC she got a free seat for Intermediate in a private college and scored 97.3 percentage, which is quite extraordinary. Though she is very much interested in pursuing further education, her parents got her married as they cannot afford to pay for her higher education. Her husband is also in a similar financial state but they are all willing to let her pursue her dreams if she receives some financial support. With help of a volunteer Archana approached Team Ashvattha and requested for help. Our volunteers gathered more information talking to her and her family. She looks very committed to her goal and she is very dedicated. Ashvattha is always willing to help such people and we strongly believe in better education for a better tomorrow. Ashvattha volunteers visited her place and donated a check of Rs.30,000 to help her with tuition fee for one year. We are very happy to be able to contribute to her education and we wish her all the best. There is a lot to learn from Archana in terms of determination and strength to fight against all odds. Thank you Archana for inspiring us!

Team Ashvattha would like to thank all its volunteers and donors for making this possible.

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June 2017 Update

“Enjoy the little things in life because one day you’ll look back and realize…they were the big things!”

Do you remember the story “The new blue dress” from 8th standard in school? If you like to read it once more.. please checkout the story here: The New Blue Dress

It is short story were the teacher gifts a new blue dress to one of her poor students, and the happy face of the little girl in that dress changes the thinking of her family and all other families that live in her street. It is surprising how the smallest of the acts makes a huge difference. We never can predict how the little things we do for others change their lives forever.

As we keep grow old, we might stop appreciating little things in life, but seeing kids enjoy those moments definitely reminds us of our childhood. The smile on a child’s face wearing a new dress and showing it off to their friends and family… is priceless! Team Ashvattha decided to create that moment for all the children of Aaradya foundation. We decided to sponsor for new school uniforms to them which would make them happy and also be useful to them. Ashvattha volunteers visited the orphanage, talked to the kids and got a count of the uniforms they need. There are a total of 33 kids and each of them needed 2 sets of uniforms. Based on that we got estimates and donated a check of Rs.19,000 to the orphanage.

We are happy to see the kids wearing those uniforms and all ready for their schools. We are sure, this brings a smile on the face of every donor and member of Ashvattha. Thank you for making this happen!

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May 2017 Update

“Never get tired of doing little things for others.
Sometimes, those little things occupy the biggest part of their hearts!”

Let’s start with a short story this time….

One day, a father was teaching his son about God and he started telling how God loves us all and he treats us all equally. The kid was young enough to understand the suffering in the world and was not ready to accept the fact that God treats all human beings equally. He has seen people who are begging for food, sleeping on the foot paths and not even having good clothes to cover their body. With that pain and anger in his heart, he questioned his father on how this is considered to be equality when so many people are suffering in the world. His father was surprised by the anger on his son’s face but he also understood where those questions were coming from. He smiled at the kid and replied “It is good that you have compassion for people around you and you feel sorry for them. It will help you grow as a good human being. But, you also need to understand that they are not as unhappy as you think they are. A beggar is able to satisfy his hunger with whatever he earns for every meal, a person sleeping on the footpath is resting and dreaming as you do, a person wearing torn clothes is not as much concerned about his dress as you think. God might not have given equal money and luxury for all mankind, but He gave equal opportunists for every one to feel the happiness, share love and enjoy life. Once you start replacing your sympathy with love and respect, you will see the real strength of people and how happy they are. The world is more beautiful than you think it is.

This story reminds us to change our perception and see things in a more positive way. Like the man said, every small thing we are doing for the people around us should come out of love and respect. That is how we can build a strong and positive future for a better tomorrow. The day we are able to respect the strength of the disabled person, love an orphaned kid and be there for a person in need… will be the day we grow as human beings. In Ashvattha, our goal as a team has always been to move in that direction.

This month, as the schools started, Ashvattha team decided to help some kids with basic needs for schooling. We chose an orphanage with 33 kids in Medchal, Hyderabad: Caring Community for Children (Aaradya foundation).These children are   studying in various grades, starting from UKG to 10th standard. We took a list from the orphanage on what these kids need for one year of their schooling and as per the list we distributed stationary (pens, pencils, sharpers, erasers, scales, geometry boxes, pencil boxes), note books, school bags, lunch baskets, water bottles, a pair of black shoes and a pair of white shoes along with two pairs of socks. All these items amounted to a total of Rs.28,000A special ‘thank you’ to the team who put so much time and effort in purchasing all these items on a very short notice. This wouldn’t have been possible possible without your help!

It was an amazing feeling… talking to those kids, playing with them and getting to know them. It definitely took us back to our school days where the world was plain and simple and we just have to listen to classes, do our homework and play. For a moment, the kids made us forget all the complexities of the grown up world. We gave them just the basic things they need, but we believe we have learned even more important things from them. To love unconditionally, to live in today, to believe in tomorrow and to hope for a better future… their innocent and happy faces reminded us to appreciate and enjoy life even more. It is unbelievable how this equation works!

Thank you kids for reminding us the magic of a smile. And, thank you volunteers and donors for bringing smile on the faces of these kids.

We are happy to share that multiple newspapers have covered this news on Jun 18th in their district editions.

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