Since 1993, Blossom has focused on the social, economic and cultural empowerment of underprivileged women and children living in Virudhunagar District, Tamil Nadu. Over time, this vision has become focused on providing treatment and support for those living with HIV/AIDS and TB and creating capacity building programs and advocacy networks for the most disadvantaged members of our community.
Our major projects include Campaign for the Education, Prevention and Treatment of TB (CEPT), which addresses patients living in rural areas with little or no direct access to government health facilities to ensure they are provided the treatment guaranteed to them by the central government.
Our Prevention of Parent to Child Transmission of HIV/AIDS (PPTCT) identifies and tracks HIV+ expectant mothers in the district who are at risk of passing on the virus to their unborn child, assigning them a case worker to assist in drug administration during birth and for 18-months afterward.
Blossom also dedicates a significant amount our resources to the districts disenfranchised children. Our Dayspring Home and Organic Farm is currently home to 27 children who have been orphaned due to HIV/AIDs or TB. we now operate Blossom crèche, which provides free childcare for working mothers.
In order to fund these various endeavors, we need to train our staff to better equip them with the network and knowledge it takes to sustain a grassroots organization like us.
The Resource Alliance has provided us with an opportunity to participated in the International Workshop on Resource Mobilization 2015 in New Delhi.
IWRM will commence late August. The conference is a rare opportunity for Blossom to build its capacity as a community based organization.
Help us better serve the communities around Tamil Nadu.