What we have achieved so far

Project Hope



Project Hope is a community based project to care and help the poor, carry out educational programmes, help orphans and widows and the HIV/AIDS affected.  Its major effort is to move families beyond homelessness and poverty.  It provides low income men, women and children access to education, jobs, housing and emergency services.  The following are the activities undertaken by the Project from the  FCRA funds:


  1. Weekly Medical Camp: A weekly medical camp is held at a slum in Borivali. Medication is provided for the sick. Those needing specialised care are directed to the hospitals.  Special cases requiring financial support are scrutinised for which thereafter financial assistance is provided.


  1. Empowering Programme: The empowering programme aims and assists people to start generating income and to stand on their own feet. An initial financial assistance is provided to the individual.  Once the individual starts earning, he/she starts to pay back the advance amount.  This builds and helps their self-esteem.


  1. Support Programme: The support programme aims at assisting people who need help financially but are in no position to pay back. One time assistance is provided in cases such as emergencies or in case of calamities.


  1. Educational Assistance: Project Hope offers educational assistance for fees, books and other related expenses. Funds are also used wherein the children may be orphans and cannot rely on any other payment for fees.


  1. Empowerment: Empowerment is a programme run by Project Hope that aims to relieve those with a heavy financial burden by giving them small interest free loans.


  1. HIV and Aids Assistance: Project Hope provides financial assistance to people and families affected by AIDS or other similar deadly viruses. It also provides help to the families in case of loss or death of the earning member.


  1. Children Work: There is a team that provides food for the homeless on a weekly basis. This along with other local donations such as clothing is provided to meet their needs. This team also looks into cases where some may be adopted into foster homes.




Some of the key achievements have been:


  1. Weekly Medical Camp: Over 1000s of people are treated yearly by the weekly medical camp. 1,111 people were treated in the year 2016.


  1. Empowering Programme: Individuals were financially assisted with short grants, after which they are now self-sufficient and are working towards paying back the initial grant.


  1. Support Programme: In 2016, SSCS supported families by providing water during a drought in the city of Latur, Maharashtra. A total of 13 villages were supported through the hiring of water tankers. We also assisted few individuals who could not afford the medical treatment prescribed and offered to them. A special grant along with the individuals own saving funds were used for the same.


  1. Educational Assistance: In 2015 and 2016, Project Hope was instrumental in providing repairs for parts of a school in the district of Rayagada, Odisha. The school building was damaged and constantly affected due to harsh weather. Today the children are educated in a concrete building with good facilities.


  1. Empowerment: Few individuals benefited from the small interest free loans provided to them.


  1. HIV and Aids Assistance: Project Hope provided financial assistance to an AIDS infected family where the father had succumbed to the deadly virus. The two children were provided with support for schooling and education and also helped with medical assistance.


  1. Children’s Work: A team provides food for an average of 45 street children who live on the road side. In the year over 1,000 children are fed and cared for. Some children are admitted into foster homes due to broken families. Children are asked not to beg as we aim to impact their parents to find jobs.