Sai Prema Foundation Fiji (SPFF) is a Non-Government Organization (NGO) founded to serve the poor and underprivileged people of Fiji through medical, educational and social service initiatives.
Since Sai Prema Foundation’s inception and official launch, the following projects have been embarked upon for the benefit of the people of Fiji:
A piece of land in the city of Suva was dedicated to the Foundation by the Fiji government for this landmark project. The Foundation works closely with the Government of Fiji, the Ministry of Health and Medical Services, the Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Hospital India and the international donor agencies in Fiji to realize this monumental project into reality for the poor and needy children of Fiji and the Pacific.
A MOTHER’S PRAYER IS ANSWERED
Kavita Karishma is a single parent who works part-time as a house help to earn a living and barely makes ends meet. Her one-year old son Ansh, was playing at home and fainted and was rushed to the children’s hospital where a visiting doctor from overseas informed her that Ansh had a hole in his heart and lungs. His valves were also not functioning well. Even if the cost of the operation (more than $37,000) could be raised, it was doubtful that Ansh would do well in surgery. Receiving this news was devastating and Kavita was fearful of losing her only son.
Five and a half years later, her son Ansh was one of the 27 children from Fiji who received medical treatment through the joint efforts of Sai Prema Foundation and the Fijian Health Ministry. His operation was a complete success and he now lives as a normal, healthy child.
Kavita said, “Trying to collect $37,000 for the surgery was impossible because I did not have that kind of money so being given this Gift of Life completely free of cost was nothing short of a miracle. I am so happy to see my son play like other children.”
This miracle of love is one of many. There will only be more as a free medical clinic has been opened by the Sai Prema Foundation with a hospital to follow.