Help care for a destitute, elderly or a disabled woman in Cheshire Homes India, Bangalore Unit, for a month, INR 2000


The Whitefield Home accommodates 18 elderly women – from the poorer section of the society, a few with disabilities, to lead a dignified and peaceful life.

The Basics

Some of the beneficiaries are with us for more than 30 years. They were part of the Old Airport Road Home and gradually taken into the Whitefield Home. Some of them are taken into the Home through word-of-mouth or through other NGOs.

A few of the elderly women are with disability while others are aged. Some of them do have families, who visit them from time to time. But, they prefer to stay at the Home, citing their freedom and independence.

How It Works

We provide food, accommodation and the basic necessities for residents. We also run periodic health check-ups of the residents and refer them to the hospital for any major illness with our financial support.

Donation Option Break-up cost in INR
Salaries 1800.00
Overheads/ Maintenance/ Misc 200.00
Unit Price 2000
Total 2000
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The residents of our Home lead a peaceful and dignified life.
She is quiet and shy. Raises her head from her knitting only to answer repeated questions. However, Vimalakshi’s work is awe inspiring. Vimalakshi knits only with her left hand. When she was a child, polio affected both her legs and her right hand. Vimalaskhi remembers her uncle dropping her at the Old Airport Road Home when she was very young. From then onwards, the Old Airport Road Home has been her “Home” and now the Whitefield Home, where the elderly and disabled women reside. Vimalakshi learnt knitting while at the Old Airport Road Home. She now knits, soft and beautiful mufflers and glass covers.
Vimalakshi is from Kodagu and has two brothers and a sister, who drop in at the Home to spend time with her. Once in a while, her brothers take her to Kodagu to spend a few days with the family. “I enjoy being at the Home and I find my peace and happiness here,” says the soft-spoken Vimalakshi. A home to live with care and love, periodical medical care and support for knitting make Vimalakshi lead a peaceful life.
Suffering from diabetes, blood pressure and thyroid, Vimalakshi is yet cheerful, keeping herself occupied with her knitting work. The Home ensures periodical medical check-up and her daily dosage of medicines.

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