Project Goal: $282,192
Darpan and Jaina have been married for four years now and have a two and a half year old daughter named Bhoomi. Originally from Haryana, they have settled in Delhi for four years.
As a married couple they have a healthy relationship except for the occasional fights that take place when Darpan comes home drunk.
Recently, Jaina fell so ill that they thought she might not survive and they even had a feeling it could be a result of witchcraft or some evil magic. But she came to know about the real cause of her illness during her pregnancy when she had to undergo a caesarean section. She was required to take an HIV test which proved positive. Her husband took the test too and his result also came back positive. This came as a big blow to them. It took months for them to come to terms with the fact they have to live with the HIV infection.
It was through Jaina’s uncle that they came to know about Shalom. Shalom supports the family emotionally, through monthly visits, counseling and prayer. They love the visits and enjoy the love and care they receive.
Now they know their life could be short lived and is uncertain, yet they want a permanent house of their own which they say is their primary concern. They also want their life to be happy and to provide for their daughter’s basic needs.
This project provides a clinical care centre, volunteers and education to people living with HIV in Delhi and surrounding areas.