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World’s Children supports the most vulnerable children—orphans, homeless, abandoned or abused children, girls who are unwanted simply because they are girls, and children affected by HIV/AIDS. Sponsor a child in India.
In 2001, Ashisha was an abused four-year-old.
In 2019, she is a college graduate.
Sponsorship changed her life.
You can be the difference in a child's life.
“When I found out I had a sponsor, it was a shock. I couldn’t breathe or blink for about three seconds. You brought me warmth and support when I was in deep trouble.” ~ Chandru from India
The children below need a sponsor—someone like you
A pastor learned about the family and when he visited he realized they needed help very badly. He told the mother about this home for girls in the Indian state of Karnataka where her girls would have safety and a healthy environment to grow up in. Soumya and her sister went to live at the hostel in June 2017. She speaks Kannada and has just finished third grade. In her free time, she loves to run races with the other girls and to sing. In school she enjoys studying environmental science and Kannada.
Ashmin’s father was an abusive alcoholic who only occasionally worked as a painter. He frequently beat his wife and children and used his meager earnings for alcohol instead of the things his family needed to survive. Eventually, Ashmin’s mother had to leave her husband to keep herself and her children safe. Even though they were better off without the man, leaving him left them homeless and destitute. Fortunately, Ashmin’s mother learned of the children’s home and went there to ask for help.
Ashmin is seven years old and in very good health now that his meals are regular and well balanced. He is in the 3rd grade and does well in school. He primarily speaks his native language, Tamil, but English is one of his favorite subjects in school along with Math. He also loves playing sports games outdoors with his friends.
Many fathers who have multiple daughters abandon the family, while others stay but become bitter alcoholics who do not care for their family. Hersha’s father chose the latter. After years of intense alcohol abuse he suffered from a stroke and now is no longer able to work. Hersha’s mother tried her best to work and care for her daughters, but she can’t even afford to keep everyone fed with her meager earnings. Fortunately, a neighbor knew about a children’s home supported by World’s Children in their area of Tamil Nadu, and Hersha’s mother took her daughters there to be well fed and cared for and to get an education and have the chance to escape the cycle of poverty. Now Hersha is doing very well in the 10th grade. She enjoys singing, dancing, and drawing.
Ammulu recently completed the 5th grade and has moved on to 6th, although the Covid-19 lockdown in India has been very disruptive to her education over the past year. Her favorite subjects in school are English and Mathematics. She enjoys drawing and reading in her leisure time, and playing outdoors with her friends running races and playing badminton.