Sanitation Project Underway for Hostel with 160 Boys

Katihar Boys’ Hostel needed new toilets. Thanks to you, this project is underway.

“We have 160 boys in the hostel. We want to give them better facilities so that their life here will be more comfortable. Due to lack of toilets, children are not having a proper time for their needs. Some are always late as they have to queue for the toilets.” —Father Xavier, Katihar Boys’ Hostel Administrator

160 boys live at Katihar Hostel in Bihar, India
160 boys at Katihar Hostel


Original Katihar Toilet Building
The original eight-toilet facility


“We had only eight toilets for day use and two for night use. In 2013 World’s Children added six more toilets for day use and in 2016 they built six for night use.

“The six toilets made in 2013 were damaged by hail and the veranda between the toilets has no roof. During the rain the children get wet when they go in and come out to the toilet. So, we plan to build a concrete roof that will last long.”

When the toilets were build by WC in 2013
When the toilets funded by WC were new in 2013

Toilet Building now
The WC toilet building in 2022


“We are planning to put the new toilet building near the old set of toilets. We are going to put tiles on the floor and two feet high on the walls. We are planning to have running water for the toilets. The children use the hand pump for their morning wash.” —Father Xavier, Katihar Boys’ Hostel Administrator

Katihar boys in warm jackets provided by WC donors
Katihar boys in warm jackets provided by WC donors


This project is underway. Stay tuned for updates.

When we work together we can do so much to make life so much better for children like these sweet boys!


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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