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Project Description

Region: Asia

Country: India

Location: Kollam

Total Budget: $36,000

Area of Focus: Disease prevention and treatment

Project Overview

Our project is to give free Haemodialysis to chronic kidney disease patients in End stage renal disease(ESRD), who have no other option but to undergo haemodialysis until they get a renal transplantation. A large number of patients are now requiring haemodialysis. Since the dialysis facilities in government hospitals are limited and far less than what is actually needed, a large number of patients are forced to do dialysis at private hospitals.

They have to spend an amount ranging from INR 900 to 2000 per dialysis alone. Usually a patient requires 2-3 dialysis every week. The cost for medicine, travel to dialysis centres etc are additional. On an average a dialysis patient has to spend INR 15,000 per month for the treatment. In many cases the affected person is the sole bread earning member, which adds to the economic burden of the family. The rate of discontinuation of patients undergoing dialysis in a period of 12 months is 18%, the main reason of which is financial crunch.

Our project is designed to provide four dialysis machines to a private hospital to provide dialysis to ESRD patients. It will be made mandatory that a fixed number of dialysis per week is to be given totally free of cost by the hospital to the poor patients who belong to the low socio economic status of the society. Our club with the help from our members and local authorities will select the beneficiaries. As already stated, patients from this category tend to stop dialysis due to financial reasons and they die due to this.

Our project will help the patient and a family to have a healthy life as they get proper treatment free of cost.

The project is intended to be completed in 60 days once the international partner is identified and the project funds will be utilized only for the purpose of purchase of dialysis machines, for setting up dialysis ICU beds and for the additional extended warranty of the machines.

Primary Host Partner

District: 3211

Rotary Club of: Tangasseri Quilon

Primary Contact: Lester Fernandez

Email: f.lester70@gmail.com

Primary International Partner

District: 9212

Rotary Club of: Addis Ababa-West

Primary Contact: Sharon Ann Ashton

Email: ashton.sharon@yahoo.com

Project Status

Need $12,800
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Project listed for the 2021-22 Rotary Year.

The TRF Grant application number is #36000.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





District 3211 DDF





Addis Ababa-West (9212)





Remaining Amount to Raise

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Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation






Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

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History Log Entries


System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.


System Entry

System Entry: Pledge of $7,000 DDF by lester fernandez of the Rotary Club of tangasseri quilon, District 3211.


System Entry

System Entry: Pledge of $7,000 by Sharon Ann Ashton of the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa-West, District 9212.

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