It is our pleasure to let to you knows that "Sneha Samaj" (A group of
women living with HIV in Nepal ) is enormously classifying its member
commencing across the nation. Mainly members of the Sneha Samaj were
associated with Karuna Bhawan is an in-home established in March 1998 by
Christian SAINTS sisters from south India for the treatment and
rehabilitated of the HIV infected women and children. It is providing
residential services particularly only to women and to their children.
Most of them were rescued and sent back from brothels. And members of
Karuna Bhawan were in the process of formation of a support group name
given Sneha Samaj.
In January 2004, t he process of collectivization
of 11 women came together to start a support group for women
infected and affected by HIV & AIDS. On May 18, 2004 Sneha Samaj,
mean “community of love and affection” was officially registered as
• To support to strengthen networking capacity
among the HIV and AIDS infected and affected women and children.
• To build capacity of the founders of Sneha
Samaj for better networking with government agencies, NGO's and
donors and advocate for the issues of women and children infected
• To build the capacity of Sneha Samaj to work as
a resource center of Nepal for HIV infected and affected women and
• And configuration to develop of a 5 regional
women support groups with the same objectives of the Sneha Samaj in
5 different region.
• Training activities have been carried out
especially in areas of proposal writing, preparation of flyer of the
organization, e-mail and basic computer handling, life skill
development, fund raising, & Media interaction and communication. A
total of 15 members received trainings in all the areas mentioned
• Monthly meetings have been carried out on a
regular basis and it is functioning as a drop in center for greater
interaction and care support purposes to support their families.
• Workshop in 5 different regions to categorize
the need associates with women, children and their families. (Funded
by Policy Project/Nepal) as well strengthen the official
infrastructure capacity of Sneha Samaj.
• Swing Machine (5) and over luck machine (1) was
contributed by Frances women to build the capacity of individual
women infected HIV at the same time the row materials for the swing
purpose is provided by Sangati Day Care Center in Micro-credit
Dear Colleagues we will be thankful that if your
offices orders, designs related with hanging bags, tag, dress, or
whatever for the purpose of your workshop, conference, seminars,
training e.t.c. that would relate with swing stuffs. Women living
with HIV have almost finished their training of in commission the
swing machine and other process all the way through professional
instructor; we are developing some of the stuff for up coming
International Conference for AIDS in Toronto (August 2006). So
please assist us to make engage of women living with HIV to help out
them to make their quality able lives.