Santhose is a little one-year-old tribal child suffering from severe heart diseases.
He needs an urgent heart operation in May 2012 which costs around 1.900€. He will be operated in a hospital of Bangalore, the capital of the Karnataka region
His family lives in the Puthoorvayal tribal village, 4 kilometres away from Gudalur in the Tamil Nadu region. The parents Kuttu und Kunji have two other children and they are too poor to afford the urgent operation for their little son.
Santhose´s parent´s income isn’t sufficient to bear the costs of the operation. His father works daily, as many other tribal people of this area, in tea plantation fields, plucking tea leaves. For this work he earns 150 Rupees a day ( about 2€). His mother is engaged with taking care for the three little children.
The local “Tribal Welfare Trust”, an Indian NGO supporting the development of tribes and minorities in Tamil Nadu, is willing to support Santhose ´s heart operation with the amount of 750€.
I am supporting with my project Alice´s Projekt the indian NGO Tribal Welfare Trust by collecting private donations in order to finance the missing amount of 750€ for Santhose´s heart-operation.
Location: Gudalur, India