Support Soma and Sugathadasa for another 3 months - Charity Apple
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Help support Soma & Sugathadasa for another 3 months

Progress since February 25, 2015

Total of Rs. 57,000

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An ageing couple - P. Sugathadasa and Somawathi
P. Sugathadasa is 71 years old and Somawathi is 67 years old
128, Youvun Sandkirana Mawatha, Bokundara, Piliyandala

For over 20 years, Sugathadasa worked as a Gardner at Ladies College until he was diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB), asthma and a swollen leg with blisters, which has now been treated. However, as a result of this, he is unable to continue his work.
Somawathi worked as a cleaner at a hospital in Maharagama, despite being a diabetic patient her entire life. She is no longer able to work as her health is deteriorating due to heart failure and a gradual loss in vision due to her diabetic condition. 
Due to this, the income they previously generated is no longer available to help them survive and provide for their basic food, medication, rent and utility costs. They also do not have any children or family members to aid their cause.
They are now attempting to work through their weaknesses and make paper bags in order to sell to small corner shops for a small fee.

How you can help
The couple does not require any luxuries but only their basic necessities which they are not able to acquire from the Government Hospital.
We hope to sponsor the couple on a monthly basis for three months by covering their cost of food, medicines, rent, water and electricity. The total sum per month would amount to Rs. 19,000/-.

The breakdown is as given below:
1 box Cardprin
1 tube Fucidine cream
1 Evohaler Inhaler
60 tablets Theofin 125mg
60 tablets Zaart 25mg
30 tablets Clopact 75mg
30 tablets Atolip 10mg
30 tablets HCT 25mg
60 tablets Nefin 20mg
90 tablets Glipizide 5mg
30 tablets Piaoglitazone 15mg
30 tablets Om fish oil
30 tablets Amaryl 2mg
30 trevia 100mg
60 tyroxine 100mg

2 packets non-fat milk powder
5 kg red rice
1 kg dhal (paripu)
1 jar Marmite
2 packets Brand crackers
Room rental: 5000/- per month
Water and Electricity: 2000/- per month
Ayurvedic treatment for Sugathadasa's leg: Rs.3000/- per month

100% of your donation fund the monthly cost of Sugathadasa and Soma’s living costs, including:
1. Basic food
2. Medicines
3. Rent
4. Water 
5. Electricity
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Account Name: Rotary Club of Colombo
Account Number: 076010002175
Bank: Hattion National Bank
Branch: Cinnamon Gardens, No. 251, Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka