When families live in poverty, every member is affected. It can be hard for children to pay attention in school, if they can even afford it, and parents are constantly worried about basic needs.
Such was the case with Bhavani, a women who, even though she had studied up to 12th grade, could not find a job in her village. To make matters worse, her husband was an alcoholic who used much of his income on alcohol. Bhavani says she spent many days in tears, hoping for a way to provide for her family.
But everything changed once Bhavani had the chance to complete the tailoring school courses! She learned many types of stiches and even graduated with her very own sewing machine. Now, she makes up to 300 rupees a day, which is enough to feed her children, send them to school, and other basic needs! She is so thankful.
Bhavani's story is not unique -- there are many more women who cannot afford essentials because they don't have any source of income. When you donate to tailoring schools, you are giving these women the chance they need. Thank you!
Sep 30, 2020
Venkat is Receiving an Education Because of You!
By John Spakrs - President, India Partners
School can be difficult no matter where you live, but when students don't have a consistent home, learning becomes even harder.
Venkat is in the 9th grade, and his parents make their income by shattering rocks in different areas of the country. The pay is very little, and traveling for 6 or more months is common. Often Venkat and his brother would lack basic necessities such as food and school fees.
But because of your generosity, Venkat and his brother are both in school now! They stay at the boys' home, so they have a safe and consistent place to live and get nutritious meals every day.
Venkat says: "I feel very lucky to take part in these things. We have leisure time after school before our study session starts we are playing so many outdoor games. And I am so thankful for all the facilities and provisions I'm really happy here. Thank you!"
Education is one of the best tools to ending the cycle of poverty, and you are setting Venkat and students like him up for success when you give to the orphan education fund.
Thank you for changing lives!
Sep 30, 2020
Saravanan is learning life skills, thanks to you!
By John Sparks - President, India Partners
Saravanan is the second child in his family, where his father is a daily wage carpenter and is mother is a domestic helper. Saravanan was affected by Polio in his childhood and hence uses crutches for his mobility.
With much difficulty Saravanan completed his 12th grade in school in 2015 and sought admission in the computer course in 2015. Because of his lack of motivation, poor academic achievement and bare minimum ADL(Activities of Daily Living) skills, he was not given admission. When he applied again, we saw improvement in him, he was motivated, and his ADL skills had improved to the level that he can live independently in the hostel. So, he was admitted into the hostel.
Now, over a year into the program, Saravanan is learning computer and life skills that will open up opportunities for him to support himself. These improvements wouldn't be possible without your generosity! Thank you for changing lives.