Give an At-Risk Street Child or Orphan a Safe Home

$1,423 $12,587
Raised Remaining


Sarthi plans to build a residential center in Patna to provide a home for at-risk street children and orphaned youth as a safe alternative to their incarceration in often dangerous state-run homes.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Government detention homes in Bihar hold uncounted numbers of orphaned children, street children, and children from impoverished and broken families. They are housed in these centers in often substandard conditions, alongside other juveniles who are much more “hardened” than they are by delinquency and life on the street. Many remain in these homes for year after year. SARTHI plans to open up a residential shelter to offer them a nurturing environment, education, and promise for a better future.

How will this project solve this problem?

Sarthi’s residential center in Patna will give these children shelter, food, healthcare, education, counseling, and case management services for their long-term growth and sustainability.

Potential Long Term Impact

Children given a full-time education, food, and lodging will be less likely to return to the street and have the opportunity to become positive members of society.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $1,423

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $1,423 .  The original project funding goal was $14,010.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Elizabeth Merfeld

Madison, WI United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Give an At-Risk Street Child or Orphan a Safe Home