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We assist the most vulnerable children—orphans, abandoned, and abused children. Children with HIV. Many are girls who are unwanted simply because they are girls. Sponsor a child in India.

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In 2001, Ashisha was an abused four-year-old.
In 2019, she is a college graduate.
Sponsorship changed her life.
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“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

Kaviya is eight years old and comes from a very poor family in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Her parents both do daily manual labor work with very low pay to support her and her sister. Despite their daily struggle to survive, the family was making it day-to-day until an accident led to their house burning down. The family lost everything in the fire. They moved into a makeshift hut, along with Kaviya’s grandmother who they also support, but they were so exposed in the hut that everyone was falling sick. They brought Kaviya and her sister to a home supported by World’s Children where the girls would be safe, fed and clothed properly, and given a good education. Kaviya is doing very well now and has completed the third grade. She loves singing and dancing, reciting rhymes, and playing indoor and outdoor games with her friends.

Sushil is 12 years old and lives in a boys’ home in the north Indian state of Bihar very near the Himalaya Mountains. Sushil’s father passed away eight years ago due to kidney failure. His father’s illness began as a stomach ache, but by the time he was able to get to the hospital the next morning there were various complications that led to his death. Sushil’s mother moved in with her own parents and helps her father by working as a farm laborer for him during harvest season. While his mother worked, Sushil’s grandmother helped care for him and his brother, but the family was desperately poor and found it impossible to give the boys everything they needed. Sushil’s family belongs to the Santal tribe. It is rare, according to the administrator of the home, for any Santal child to finish high school. Since living in this home supported by World’s Children, Sushil has been attending school regularly and has completed the 4th grade. He is doing very well in his classes and particularly enjoys math. With your support, he has a very good chance to beat the odds and reach his full potential. In his free time, Sushil likes to play football (soccer), participate in school and extracurricular activities, and help others.

Lami is 12 years old and lives in the southernmost Indian state of Tamil Nadu. She is the eldest of three children with a younger brother and sister. The family was just barely getting by in poverty until the father, a fisherman, became gravely ill and could not work. The family took out loans and racked up debt hoping for his health to improve. Eventually that debt seemed insurmountable and the father planned a family suicide. At the last minute, Lami’s mother took the children and brought them to a home supported by World’s Children, where they are safe, well fed, and getting a good education now. Lami’s mother has remained there as well and was given a job working in the kitchen. Lami is doing well in the 8th grade and her favorite subjects in school are math and English. She also really enjoys playing outdoor games, singing songs and dancing.

Kusumanjali is 11 years old and stays at a home supported by World’s Children in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Her father is a fisherman but also an alcoholic. He spends his meager earnings to support his habit instead of his family. Her mother does hard labor work in the fields for daily wages to feed Kusumanjali and her younger brother. These wages can barely feed the family and are not enough to also educate the children. When Kusumanjali was out begging for food, someone told her about this home and that she could go there and get a good education. After hearing this, she herself approached the leader of the village and asked to be taken to the supported home so she could get an education and have a bright future. It is very rare for a child so young to make that sort of a decision for herself. The home administrator described Kusumanjali as very smart and responsible. She is doing very well now in the 7th grade. Her favorite subject in school is math. She also enjoys dancing and playing outdoor games with her friends.

Noah needs a sponsor.

Noah and his younger sister Maria came to stay at a home supported by World’s Children in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu last December. Their father was supporting the family as a fisherman, but he died of cancer two years ago. The family, already very poor, went far into medical debt from his treatments. Their mother is young and uneducated. She tried to support her children on daily wage labor jobs, but she was only making about $3.50 per day and it was not enough and they were skipping meals. Worse, she was out of the house at work all day every day and leaving her children alone with no one to care for them. Noah’s mother met with a social worker and learned about this home and asked for her children to be allowed to stay. Now they are safe and cared for, eating nutritious food, and attending school regularly. Noah recently turned eight years old and finished the 2nd grade. He is doing well in school and particularly enjoys Math and English. He also loves drawing and playing cricket.

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Theresa is a 10-year-old girl living at a home supported by World’s Children in the Indian state of Telangana. Her father brought Theresa and her two older brothers to stay at the home last summer. His wife had passed away and he did his best to support the family on the meager wages from daily labor work, but he was not able to feed and educate his children. They were left at home and unsafe for days when he was out working. When he heard about the home, he brought his children there to be safe and get an education so that they would not have to go through all of the hardships that he has endured. Theresa is doing well at the home and in school and is healthy. Her favorite subject in school is Telugu (her native language) and she also enjoys playing outdoor ballgames, singing, and drawing.

If you prefer, we are always delighted to work with you individually to match you with a child. We have many more children waiting for a sponsor.