The Mantis Foundation. Providing Buckets of Hope
Urgent Need! Covid 19 Relief in India.
This year, let's pause for one minute. Let's take a minute to think about everything we have and be thankful, not taking one thing for granted. Then let's change someone's life forever by helping those who need it most.
If you really want to make a difference in the world, let's give in such a way that people's lives are changed forever. In all your 2021 giving, please remember to support the Mantis Foundation with a gift that will fill buckets of hope. Pick your bucket and get involved either by a simple donation or volunteer. Check out our ways to give page.
Direct Medical Access
For much of the population in India, there is no access to healthcare. It's not free, and the poverty rate is so high. Nearly 60% of the population lives on less than $3/day. If you can't afford to see a doctor, you just can't get the care you need. You have to pay to go to the hospital, or even get a check-up. Now that Covid 19 has become rampant in the country, there is no where to turn. Only people who can afford it can get treatment for Coronavirus and the supplies of oxygen, ventilators, and other health care items are running out. There are grave shortages of supplies during this extreme emergency. The Mantis Foundation is funding projects to provide direct medical access to the areas in and around Pune.Read More
Feed the hungry
Since India is on total Lockdown again due to the coronavirus pandemic, people are not able to work. It's not like the general population had stored up a bunch of cash, or food either. They live day to day as it was, just getting by. Now there is no way to earn money, therefore no way to get food. People are literally starving to death, and this will continue unless you and I help this dire situation.Read More
Systemic poverty leads to all sorts of dire living conditions that you and I in the USA don't think much about. If you are a young girl in India, the culture doesn't recognize your value. If you are poor and female, it's even worse. You may be disregarded completely. The Mantis Foundation provides funding to rescue young girls from human trafficking and other unsafe living conditions related to poverty.Read More
There are many young girls in India that desire to go to college. Like all of us, they have dreams of a future. Maybe they want to become a nurse, an engineer, a computer programmer, or a doctor. In poverty, there is no hope of this kind of education. Most girls will have to become a day laborer or get married just to survive. Many will remain in poverty and it will continue for generations as it has. The Mantis Foundation has set up a college fund to send young girls in India to college. We are making a difference and changing the direction of entire families.Read More
“Everyone has thoughts, ideas, or visions to do something that impacts the world. Until those concepts are put into action, what good are they? How will one actually accomplish these goals unless it is acted upon?” – Sharon Pelusio
For Sharon, that idea was solidified when she took part in a Medical Missions trip to Pune, India in January 2019. Sharon experienced firsthand the devastating effects of poverty, and the systemic nature of generational hopelessness endured by hundreds of thousands of people in Pune alone. They are without hope. Lacking many of the resources we take for granted here at home. Basic human needs like clothing, food, and shelter are difficult to come by. There is no education for many people. Human trafficking is common.
Medical treatment and healthcare exist only for the wealthy. Basic medicines and hygienic products are not available to much of the population. Sharon’s heart broke for these people and she knew this was where she must affect change.