"Home is the starting place of love, hope, and dreams."
HOME FOR 165 CHILDREN:
village of kakdwip
In 2012 we partnered with another organization that constructs homes for orphaned children. They connected us to the Kakdwip Rural Development Association (KRDA), a local NGO in the village of Kakdwip, West Bengal. KRDA had been taking care of 50 impoverished children from surrounding villages brought to them by local police, neighbors, or extended family members. KRDA was providing the children with an education at the local Catholic school, but didn't have a place to house them. When we met, the children were sleeping on the roof of the school. The school agreed to donate the land next door for a home to be built on. With the help of a generous donor, we were able to fund a one story building for 50 children.
More children came into KRDA's care, many of them orphaned or escaping a life of abuse and neglect. In 2014, with the help of a generous donor's matching grant, we raised funds to build the second story to house 50 more children.
In 2015, we funded the third and final story. Today the three-story building houses 165 children.
Many of these children are orphans, most have come from abusive homes and extreme poverty. The children who live in this home are not available for adoption. Whenever possible, children maintain contact with any existing family members and have regular visits. Our hope is that when they transition out of the children's home and into a career path, their cycle of poverty will end. Currently, the children in Kakdwip are in our Career Pathways Program. Go to our current projects page to learn more about how you can partner with us to bring them a bright future!
village of falta, naba tarun sangha
In the village of Falta, there is a cobra problem and the boys at Naba Tarun Sangha were sleeping on the floor. In 2014 we funded bunk beds so the boys could sleep safely.