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   India - Calcutta

Saving Little Hearts


To provide heart surgeries for children (0 to 14 years) from poor income families. Thousands of children in India and neighboring countries are born with a hole in the heart and unless this anomaly is addressed through surgery the child cannot live beyond a few years. Surgery however can ensure a healthy and long life to the child. The fear of loss of life of the children plunge the poor family into darkness and the only ray of hope is surgery which is beyond the capacity of these poor families. The cost of surgery is $ 2000 to $ 3000 depending on the complication whereas the average income of such families is about $ 50 70 per month. Surgery therefore, is impossible for them without help from us. We have negotiated with hospitals to bring down the cost of surgery to Rs (INR) 50,000/- equivalent to $ 1000 per patient. The project envisages heart surgeries for 51 children over a period of 12 15 months.

Primary Host Partner in the Project Country

Club: Calcutta Mahanagar

District: 3291

Primary Contact: Rita Jhawar


Check all projects from: [District 3291] [Calcutta Mahanagar Rotary Club] [Rita Jhawar]

Primary International Partner Outside the Project Country

Club: Woodstock-Oxford

District: 7080

Primary Contact: PDG Doug Vincent


Check all projects from: [District 7080] [Woodstock-Oxford Rotary Club] [PDG Doug Vincent]

Proposed Financing

Primary Host Sponsor Rotary Club/District

Rotary Club of Calcutta Mahanagar


Primary International Sponsor Rotary Club/District

Rotary Club of Woodstock-Oxford


District 7080 DDF


Amount requested from the Rotary Foundation




Status and Progress Information


This project is completed. Project listed for the 2012-13 Rotary Year.

The Matching Grant application number from TRF is #79722.

We are looking for an international partner/s who will together contribute DDF $12500 or cash of $25000 to enable a total project financing of $50000 (includes funds requested from TRF).

<19-Sep-12> System Entry
Creation of project page.

<13-Feb-13> System Entry
Pledge of $8,300 with $6,275.25 DDF by PDG Doug Vincent of the Rotary Club of Woodstock-Oxford, District 7080.

<3-Apr-13> System Entry
Grant paperwork sent to The Rotary Foundation.

<3-Apr-13> by Sushmita Dasgupta
Project paperwork sent to Ms Agne Jankaustkaite on 30-03-13. Receipt confirmed by her.

<2-May-13> System Entry
TRF Grant Number assigned: 79,722.

<4-Sep-13> System Entry
Grant approved by The Rotary Foundation.

<2-Oct-14> System Entry
Grant status changed to "Completed".