We hope that you and your loved ones are healthy and safe
This is a difficult time for our nation and for the world and we truly hope you and your loved ones are free of the coronavirus and not too badly impacted by the economic fallout from it.
Many of you send us notes and emails from time to time letting us know how you are doing. Please continue to write us. We want to know how you are.
How are the kids?
Some of you may be concerned about how your sponsored child and others in the orphanages are doing. We know that medical advice is not readily available to them. So we researched the best information we could find about the contagious coronavirus, its symptoms, treatment and how to avoid it, and emailed that to every home.
In addition to this informational email sent to every home with fact sheets (shown below) about how to keep the children healthy from coronavirus, we also funded the purchase of extra soap.
Staying healthy by washing hands with soap
When we have visited the orphanages, we noticed that not all homes routinely have soap for hand washing. So we are providing funds specifically for extra soap.
The orphanage administrators were so grateful to get the information
Here are some of the emails they sent in reply:
Mary Imelda: “Really I appreciate your love and concern towards the children. The instructions are good and helpful to combat this new virus. All the children and the sisters are fine. Now the Government advised to close the school as some infected cases are confirmed in Nellore itself. Really all are concerned about this deadly virus.
“Already the children are provided the soap bars to use in all the washing places and the instructions were given to protect themselves. The children have started to instruct their parents or family members about the safety measures on the telephone. Hope you are all doing well and praying for you all. Kindly inform to the sponsors too. Thanking you.” – Bethel Orphanage, Andhra Pradesh, India
Ms. Cristina Paul: “I am very much grateful to you all and the sponsors for all your kind concern for the children. By God’s Grace and your prayers our children are healthy. I have given hand soaps to all the children. They are washing their hand often and keeping clean. We are keeping all your instructions. They are free from the coronavirus. Thanking you.” – Lucile Colony, Karnataka, India
Sister Celine: “Yes we are here taking the precaution and our children had an orientation and motivation session from a doctor who explained about all the precautionary measures and soap is used for the frequent hand washing and they are instructed well how to go about. Thank you very much for your care for the children. we are also very alert to take care of them and not to send them to any public places avoiding the contact and touching the surfaces and the people etc.” – Sneha Sadan, Telangana, India
Sister Anne: “We the sisters and children are doing fine. Now the Government announced to give leave for the children from L.KG to 5th grade to save them from the attack of coronavirus. So all these children are at our Home. As you said in the letter we are giving special attention to keeping them very clean. Everyday two times they are made to take bath and making them very often to wash their hands with soap and also we are not allowing them to touch each other. Specially we pray God to save the world from this virus.” – St. Anthony’s Orphanage, Tamil Nadu, India
Thank you for all your support!
Without your kind donations, we could not have provided this extra soap for the children and their caretakers.