Food Distribution Campaign

Food Distribution Campaign

On April-6 the Hands 4 Zero Poverty completed another successful food distribution campaign. Fifty families living in the slums of India received food supplies to last for several weeks. Once again we were able put smiles on people's faces. Today's food campaign was funded by Jess Powley and her family. Jess was a volunteer in India who has returned to continue helping those in need. People like Jess and her family continue to drive the Hands 4 Zero Poverty team forward on the quest of eradicating poverty and helping those in need. 

You can join Jess Powley and her family and Hands 4 Zero Poverty team on the effort to help those in need. More and more campaigns are possible with your support. Together we can make a big difference in this world. 

Reach us at info@h4zp.org if you have questions or would like help with a project. 

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Hands 4 Zero Poverty Fighting Poverty one step at a time

To view additional photos of the event please visit H4ZP Google Photos

Ananya’s Campaign

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Ananya’s Campaign

I am writing this post to ask for your help in saving a baby girl’s life. Ananya is six-month old and is currently at an intensive-care unit fighting for her life.

I met Ananya in a hospital during my last trip to India. She was only a few days old and in a very weak condition. She was so unstable that she had to remain in the hospital for several weeks before she was released to an adoption center. Ananya had been found one day after her birth, wrapped in newspaper near a Dumpster. She was a premature baby, so she was very fortunate to be discovered just a few hours after her birth. Regrettably, many newborns are not so lucky. During my visit to Ananya, I felt great to know that she was in good hands. She simply had to overcome her weakness and gain the necessary development to become a healthy baby.

Unfortunately, three months have passed since I met Ananya, and I have learned that she is currently in an intensive-care unit, fighting for her life. Her development had progressed very slowly after she was discharged from the public hospital. Because of her weakness, she acquired an infection that has placed her in a more serious medical condition than when she was found wrapped in a newspaper. Admitting Ananya back into a public medical facility could result in the loss of her life, as the available public facilities do not have the proper staffing, equipment, or medication to treat her condition. In simple words, Ananya can survive only by receiving the medical attention offered in a private, more specialized, medical facility. This, of course, comes at cost, which cannot be funded by the adoption center.

Raj, a member of Hands 4 Zero Poverty, partnered with Kana Yokoji to launch an online campaign to raise funds to support Ananya’s treatment at the private medical facility. With a current cost of $230–260 per day, however, keeping Ananya there is becoming impossible. This is where I connect with you. I am asking you to help support Ananya’s medical treatment.

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You can help to keep her in the current medical facility, where she has access to the right medical staff, equipment, and proper medication for her condition. Support can be as little as one dollar; anything counts when it comes to saving the life of a child. Let’s get Ananya out of danger; let’s help her gain the strength necessary for her proper and healthy development.

All donors contributing to support Ananya’s recovery will receive regular updates about her progress up to her adoption.

update to ananya's condition

On Saturday March 3rd, Ananya succumbed her illness. She did not have the strength necessary for this type of fight. Ananya was not alone in her fight for survival. She had people like you who cared and supported her until the end. Ananya was, and will continue to be, an inspiration for us at Hands 4 Zero Poverty. Unfortunately, Ananya's story continues as we speak across India and the world. We will not give up in helping those in need. We can only succeed in this quest with your support. 

Hands 4 Zero Poverty would like you thank all the supporters who came forward to ensure Ananya would receive the best medical treatment possible. 

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Annasurya Raju Project

Annasurya Raju Project

In loving memory of Annasurya Raju (grandmother), on December 28 Pranish and Rani Naidu supported the distribution of food, blankets, beanies and treats to a community living in extreme poverty. One hundred families benefited from this amazing cause. The community selected have families living with about a dollar a day. For these families having food supply for several days or weeks is simply not possible. Pranish and Rani Naidu also provided funds to a local adoption center for the purchase of beds for the children.

At H4ZP we are proud to be able to organize/manage Pranish and Rani's wish to help those in need. Our goal has always been to provide health, education and empowerment to people with limited resources. The support provided Pranish and Rani keeps our goal alive and strong. We hope Annasurya's Project will inspire more people to join the cause of helping others. Imagine if everyone in the world did something for someone in need? We will have a much better world. 

To view additional photos of the event please visit H4ZP Google Photos

Food Distribution

Food Distribution

On Oct-27 the Hands 4 Zero Poverty (H4ZP) team organized a food distribution in a community in Faridabad, India. Food supplies were provided to support 100 families for approximately three weeks. Once again with your support we were able to provide to those in need. Together we were able to create many smiles.

The Hands 4 Zero Poverty team would like to invite you to join the journey of pulling people out of poverty. Alone we can do so much, together we can a lot more. Sky is the limit with your support. 

Fundraising Happy Hour Event

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Fundraising Happy Hour Event

On Friday Oct-27 Hands 4 Zero Poverty (H4ZP) hosted a happy hour fundraising event. The night was a great success. H4ZP has been able to raise $5,025. We have surpassed the initial goal of raising $5,000. As the person who started this movement two years ago, reaching this goals means all the sacrifices and efforts invested since day one was worth it. It makes me really happy to see people showing support for the cause of helping others. As I have always state, your support is the fuel that continues driving this cause further. The sky is the limit with your support. Together we can drive this to anywhere our help is needed. 

Some of the highlights of the night included the music played by my good friend DJEva from the Seattle DJ Academy and a great comedy show provided by Kermet Apio. I tell you, I can spend an entire night listening to both of them. It was also a big surprise to have Extreme Hose from King5 Evening and John Miller join and provide the guests a 20 minute show. They both did an amazing job in the India food investigative report video, below I provide the link in case you missed it. 

I cannot wait to put the funds collected to work in India and to share with you the stories of the people who get the benefit of your support. This next strip will be more special than the others. In this trip I bring with me your spirit therefore; I come with a strong team. During the event, and since then, many of you approached me to ask if you can assist in growing H4ZP. My answer has always been: absolutely. If you want to help or have questions please reach out to me at any time at billy.cedeno@h4zp.org.

Watch news anchor John Miller introducing Extreme Hose to Indian cuisine, part of a cultural experience segment @ the H4PZ funraising event. Food type: Samosa with Bhut Jolokia sauce, the world's hottest chili pepper. 

Hands 4 Zero Poverty H4ZP thank you

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Visit to the Slum

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Visit to the Slum

During my last trip to India I had the opportunity to visit many slums within the New Delhi metropolitan area. With the donations collected from my last fundly campaign, I was able to distribute food to communities living in extreme poverty. The families I interacted with live with less than 1.5 per day. Many spend entire days going trash trying to find recycle material for sale. One inspiring fact about these people is that they were extremely welcoming to outsiders. Another fact is that they all seem very happy in spite of not having much. It is truly a learning experience to see how these people live and see how they manage to give you a big smile. I have posted some photos and a video to share the moment. I cannot wait to visit them again on my next trip in the fall this year. I hope to be able meet with them one more time and have the opportunity to meet other similar communities.  

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