Women and their children in Sonargachi, Calcutta’s red-light district, daily face exposure to sickness and communicable disease.
Furthermore, their low position in Indian society makes them vulnerable to prejudices and the ill-will of others. To protect these women and children, Kids with Destiny is committed to supporting a medical clinic in Sonargachi operated by Calcutta Mercy Hospital. In 2010, the clinic upgraded to a larger facility to accommodate a greater number of at-risk families. The clinic’s accessible location and compassionate services not only help prevent deadly diseases from spreading, but also offer a safe place for a disadvantaged minority to seek free, holistic care.