In 2015 KBF in India opened a small hospice dedicated to caring for the homeless, most vulnerable residents of Kolkata. The aim was to provide medical attention and care and allow those who approach the end of their lives to die in dignity.
Every person received a bed or mattress, good food, and dedicated staff to care for them.
Over the past years, KBF staff looked respectful after many passed away in peace.
What surprised us and filled us with joy was that many very sick patients recovered. Our first patient, a man with flesh-eating wounds, recovered and can now work and provide for himself. He still visits the KBF project regularly because he has many good friends here.
KBF now take care of around twenty-five patients, with a full-time nurse and a part-time doctor and physio. The hospice has become like a family, and many choose to stay on even after they are better.
Because of the nature of the project’s over the past years, KBF decided to stop calling it the hospice, and instead, we refer to it as CARE HOME.
Until now, the project had been regularly moved from one rented property to another.
We are pleased to announce that we are in the process of building a new KBF care home.
The plan is for a two-storey building surrounded by a wall with an outdoor land area. This can be used for growing vegetables and generally as an outdoor space to support the mental and physical wellbeing of the residents.
KBF has been donated the cost of the land and the building. This has given us an amazing start.
There are still other costs to be covered to turn this into a home for the residents. With your help, we still need to raise £25k.
In order for this to be ready for when the current hospice lease expires, we are hoping to raise £15k
by Christmas and a further £10k in the following months.
If you are able to support us with donations, then please follow this link to our fundraising page.