When Vani was 4, her mother gave her 2 rupees and went shopping. She never returned. Vani was all alone. Fortunately, Vani was rescued and placed in the loving care of one of our partner homes in India. There, she's discovered her a gift in "stand-up comedy" and one day, she hopes to protect and serve her community as a policewoman.
Sathyam grandmother was his only caretaker and struggled with addiction, unable to care for himl. He had to beg for food. An ear infection led to hearing loss in one of his ears. Things were bad. Fortunately, Sathyam was placed into the loving care of one of our partner homes in India. Now Sathyam gets 3 meals each day. He loves to garden and do "gymnastics". One day, he hopes to become a doctor and a guardian to kids like himself.
Darashan was a wayward street kid with no one to care for him. Fortunately, he was rescued and placed into one of our partner homes in India. Today, he’s found his way. In fact, he’s now setting out to become a software engineer and personally fund his own children's home and rescue other street kids just like him.
Blessy’s dad skipped town and her mom was sick. Too sick to provide for Blessy. Blessy was rescued, and placed into one of our partner homes in India. Today, the home provides her so much love and affection, she overflows with joy - so much so that she’s taken a special interest in brightening the days of all the furry little friends around the home. In the future, Blessy hopes to be a minister.
As a 7 month old infant, Jayraj was abandoned on a dirty street in Bangalore. He was all alone. Fortunately, a stranger discovered him before it was too late. He was eventually placed into one of our partner homes in India Today, Jayraj loves loud music.. Especially banging on the drums! One day, Jayraj hopes to become a minister and help others.
Santosh’s father died and his mother was unable to protect him from the streets.. Fortunately, Santosh was placed into the loving care of one of our partner homes in India. Now he’s safe and has discovered a love for drawing and playing sports. He hopes to become a soccer star and use his money to educate other children like himself.
When Keshine’s grandfather died, there was no one left to care for her. She had no food or shelter. Fortunately, Keshine was rescued and placed into one of our partner homes in India. Today, Keshine loves to dance, is a very good student, and dreams of becoming a teacher.
Vaishnavi lived in a small hut with her mother, who abused her. Fortunately, Vaishnavi was rescued and placed in the loving care of one of our partner homes in India. There, she's become an extremely loving girl, an excellent student, and a master of penmanship (of which she’s very proud). One day she wants to become a nurse and care for as many children as possible.
Patricia was a down-and-out mother who was trying to provide for her children. Thankfully, she was introduced to the directors of one of our partner homes in South Africa. There she gained some marketable job skills. Now, she not only provides for her own children, she works at our partner home helping care for orphaned babies.
Alemnesh can cook up a storm! For years, she's made 1000s of nutritious meals for the kids at our partner home in Ethiopia. She's adored by the children. Her secret for making a great meal? Add a whole bunch of love and one other ingredient. Meat! Add meat, and you'll have some very happy kids!
This is Vaishnavi. We wanted to get a photo of her and some of the boys so we walked a couple blocks down the street from one of our children's homes in India. When she saw the flowers in this tree she told us that she wanted to take some back for the orphanage director. The boys thought this was a great idea too, so all of them started collecting the prettiest ones they could find. What caught us off guard is just how loving these kids who were severly mistreated in their former lives had become.