Our Target Area & Population
HELP FOUNDATION extends its services to all marginalised people living below the poverty line in the geographical area of selected Districts in Tamil Nadu State irrespective of their caste, creed, culture, race and religion. The Districts covered by HELP FOUNDATION are Chennai, Thiruvallur, Kancheepuram, Perambalur, Madurai, Theni, Dindugal and Vellore.
In general, the people in our target area live in unsafe single room huts made out of thatched roof and walls made out of unbaked mud. It is un-conducive for living and the living condition is worse in rainy season. Frequently these houses are prone to fire accidents and collapse due to severe wet. These houses do not have sanitation and latrine facilities. Defecation is done in the open ground.
Schools and colleges do not educate children about their rights, sanitation, health & hygiene, sexual and reproductive health. School dropout is increasing day by day. Schools do not have a user-friendly teaching-learning environment. The incident of school dropout is found more common among the girls due to lack of functional sanitary latrine that gives them privacy.
Access to safe drinking water is denied or the drinking water sources are far away from their houses. Waterborne diseases are a major challenge in these villages. Morbidity and mortality rate among young children and infants is increasing. The common illness affecting the lives of marginalized people are viral fever, dysentery, tuberculosis and all types of viral infections. Health needs of the people are not met as hospitals are established in Taluk headquarters and District headquarters.
It is a well known fact that our environment has been exposed to severe pollution due to human interference. Our operational areas are not exemption to this environment pollution. Important aspects such as soil, water and climate are polluted extremely. The effects of this are the non-existence of many micro organisms, the insects, native birds and animals. HELP FOUNDATION attempts to minimize the human interference that tends to affect our environment in our operational area.