Orphan care and family-strengthening in India
An update from Mary Priscilla, Executive Director of GO India
India is known for its vibrant culture, emerging economy and 1.3 billion people, but generational poverty is also part of the nation’s story. Our local church partners in India provide family to orphaned and vulnerable children, while also bringing hope to communities through family strengthening, literacy and health education initiatives.
Mary Priscilla, Executive Director of GO India, would like to share a few updates with you:
After-school literacy and orphan prevention program
“Along with regular teachings after school and feeding the children with nutritious food, the kids also had special programs and competitions on the occasion of Republic Day in January. It’s such a joy to see kids from the community get along as a family and being blessed by education and nutrition.”
Self-sustainability through farm at Sarampet
“Self-sustainability has always been a goal, and we are trying various ways to help raise food for children. Our goal is to see that at least 70% of the food for 33 children at Sarampet village produced from the farm. This includes paddy rice, lentils, vegetables, eggs, meat and fish. God has been faithful in providing for all the needs at the farm and is gracious enough to lead us step-by-step.”
Prayer requests from our partners
“Pray that there would be good produce from the crops, the fish in the pond and for the chicken to grow and multiply so that enough food is raised for the children. At present, there is scarcity of water — please pray for sufficient water. A reservoir is being constructed close to the Sarampet village, so please pray that the work is completed very soon.”
Meet Mounika, Deepika and Sindhu
Thank you to every person who plays a role in caring for these kids and investing in communities in India! We’d like to introduce you to three sisters who benefit from these initiatives and are living in the care of our local church partners in the village of Sarampet. The beginning of their story is dark, but, as you’ll hear from Mary Priscilla, their future is much brighter because of the love of a local church and givers like you.
Create brighter future for kids
Support our local church partners in India and around the world who are caring for kids and supporting families in their own communities. You can meet tangible needs of kids around the world and work to break the orphan cycle by giving to our Greatest Needs Fund.