Coronavirus through Their Eyes

How They See It

This enews features some of the children from Swadhar Home in India. They describe in their own words and show with their drawings what it’s like for them during this time of coronavirus.

Drawing by Victoria
Drawing by Victoria
Drawing by Alekya

Alekya’s letter to her sponsor

I am Alekya. How are you? All at home? I am fine and I am keeping well.

I have successfully completed my 4th standard. But, I am sad because I could not attempt my last exams. The moment we received our exam time table, we were given holidays due to COVID-19.

I have attended online classes through social media for the 5th standard. In this COVID-19 holidays I am learning classical dance and I am also given chance to attend special classes which are arranged by our sisters. I have also read many story books to improve my knowledge. I am happy to write this letter to you. My special love to you and to your family. Thanking you. Yours lovingly, Alekya

Drawing by Mariyamma

Venkata’s letter to her sponsor

I am Venkata…I am very glad to tell you that, successfully I completed my 11th class and I have got good percentage…I was feeling bad for the virus that is spreading. Many people are going forward to help the people in need and giving them necessary things.

So, all my friends also came forward, and have planned to stitch the masks through which we can save the people’s life because this is the necessary thing in this COVID-19. I was also very happy to do this work, and I feel that I have participated in the social activity. My special prayers and wishes. I thank you for your kind support. Yours lovingly, Venkata

Drawing by Venkata
Drawing by Venkata

We thank you. May you be blessed and may you be well.


Loretta Worthington, Board Member

Loretta Worthington

Loretta Worthington

Board Member

Loretta met David Purviance on a chance trip in 2006, while seeking to be of service to the vulnerable children in India.  Since then, Loretta has been a longtime supporter of World’s Children as a donor, sponsor, and previous Board member.  She had the wonderful opportunity to return to India twice to visit several World’s Children orphanages, and even identified the Happy Home orphanage and petitioned to bring it into the WC family. Loretta raised funds to build a well at Happy Home, where it now has clean water for all the children and staff.

Loretta currently works with the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services as the Program Manager for the six Medical Hubs – the child abuse evaluation clinics for the County. She also serves as the Program Manager for the County’s Gender Health Program, serving patients seeking gender-affirming care in a safe environment.  Before her work with Los Angeles County, Loretta spent many years serving non-profit organizations in CA and in MN, her last as the Executive Director of a statewide non-profit in MN. She has a long history of volunteer work including Board Member and Board Chair service, grant writing and fundraising experience, program development, and creative leadership, all serving our most vulnerable and disenfranchised populations.

Loretta holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Services, a Master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology, and a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership.  She lives in Los Angeles County with her partner, Myck, and their rescue kitties, Scooter and Thunder.

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