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A testament of perseverance and courage

On January 9, 2023, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With No Comments

“My life has been filled with challenges since childhood” states Neetu as she fights back tears and begins sharing her story “I belong to a big close-knit family of 4 sisters and 3 brothers including me.” “My parents were very hardworking, but my family had many financial constraints” states Neetu…

A Powerful Journey of Self-Acceptance

On December 14, 2022, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With Comments Off on A Powerful Journey of Self-Acceptance

When asked what her name means, *Ratna states with a shy smile that “it means a precious jewel”. She goes on to state that “often times people’s names reflect their qualities”. When asked how her name reflects her characteristics, she states after a thoughtful pause that “I have come to…

Joy Through Despair

On August 31, 2022, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With Comments Off on Joy Through Despair

As we enter Imran’s tiny house, he welcomes us, all smiles and happy to see us. He is 34 and from Meerut in UP. He came to Delhi in search of work 12 years ago. He had worked as a carpenter – a work he is unable to do anymore….

Shalom Delhi

On December 5, 2020, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With Comments Off on Shalom Delhi

Shalom Delhi is a Palliative care Unit of Emmanuel Hospital Association (EHA)-which is a federation of 20 hospitals and 42 community development projects in 14 states of North and North East India. EHA is committed to the transformation of communities with programs that invest in the health and well being…

Ritu’s Story

On December 5, 2020, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With Comments Off on Ritu’s Story

In a world where HIV illness has constantly plagued her family, fourteen-year-old *Ritu (an HIV positive adolescent) has chosen action over sorrow. After losing her father to HIV and seeing her younger brother and mother living with the illness, Ritu decided that she would be the one to put an…

“Hope”

On December 5, 2020, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With Comments Off on “Hope”

20-year-old Sneha* and her 14-year old brother Sunil* come from an impoverished home, both are a part of our adolescent program and have proved themselves to be very sincere and responsible in everything entrusted to them. Poverty is such a  part of their lives ,their parents Manohar* and Geeta* are…

Hope Couple

On December 5, 2020, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With Comments Off on Hope Couple

Prashant* and Jaya* are a gentle quiet couple that have hope they will be well again. They speak with determination and hope that they can beat this disease. They come from a village in Uttar Pradesh near Lucknow and while HIV positive their children are negative. They are now living…

“Let’s Make a Difference”

On October 16, 2015, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With Comments Off on “Let’s Make a Difference”

Dear Friends, What does HIV/AIDS look like on a day to day basis? What are the real-life images beyond the statistics that confront us? Having worked at Shalom for almost a decade, numerous images run through my mind. I think of the young woman recently widowed and weakened with illness,…