Children
 India
Project #1131

Food, Shelter and School for Orphans in India

by The River Fund
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Little HEARTS children have big hearts and smiles!
Little HEARTS children have big hearts and smiles!

Dear Donors, Friends and well-wishers around the world greetings from the heart of HEARTS.

I am so happy to say hello to you all through the River Fund and GlobalGiving through this quarterly report.

As a President of HEARTS and Director of “little HEARTS orphanage” I am very happy to share my joy with you all about Ramu’s success in his Intermediate results. He got 92% of marks in both first and second year examinations and also stood first in the college. On 10th this month he attended for EMCET (Engineering, Medical Common Entrance Test) and expecting 140 out of 160 marks. He will be our very first froot. He will definitely get a rank and would get a seat in government Engineering College. 

In this connection I would like to share a small story about him. Seven years ago when he was at little HEARTS orphanage his aunt (mother’s elder sister) forced him to leave the orphanage  and planned to send him to a local Barbar shop (he belongs to Barbar community) to work as a daily laborer to earn money. She was so jealous and tried to discourage him because her sons are illiterates!  I got angry over her and stood besides and encouraged him to stay at little hearts. His success is an eye witness before all of us and grateful for your kind donations. Please keep donating more to give life to all the children who are staying at little HEARTS orphanage.

Last month Ms. Linda Rose from the United Kingdom visited little HEARTS orphanage and conducted one day work shop for children. It was really a joy and fun filled day for our children.  It was her first visit to India.  As staff we also learned several new things from her one day workshop.

The Right Now Foundation, U.K. based children charity donated Rs.10,00,000 (Ten lakh Indian Rupees) for construction of another floor over the top of little hearts building which will be for 25 HIV infected
children. The construction work is under progress. The construction work will be completed by the end of May.  Thanks Mr.Stewart Botting and Mr.Alex, Chairman of the Right Now Foundation, U.K.

All the children at “little HEARTS orphanage” doing very fine and studying very well.  For Xth standard boys and girls we are taking more care for their studies.  These Xth standard children will have separate tuition outside of little HEARTS orphanage. They attend extra classes from 6 PM to 9PM everyday.  Besides education, all the children having nutritious food every day.  The money which you are donating 100% directly goes to the children and their
welfare.  We are spending all of your kind donations very wisely and no wastage of money.  We give you 100% guarantee to your kind donations. 

Our monthly spending raised to between 52 to 53 thousand Indian rupees. 
We are paying fewer salaries to our staff when compared with other homes run by National and International NGOs, Charities and Foundations. We are keeping all the genuine receipts, bills and records month by month and open for
public and state government of Andhra Pradesh.

Before I close this quarterly report, once again I would like to say thanks to the River Fund and GlobalGiving.

Kind regards,

C.P.Kumar                                                                                                  
HEARTS

Happy New Year from HEARTS
Happy New Year from HEARTS

We are wishing and sending Happy New Year 2013 greetings to our Donors, friends and wellwishers round the world through the River Fund and GlobalGiving.

I am very happy to see you again and to submit a quarterly report on “little HEARTS orphanage” children and their development and all round performance with your kind support through the River Fund and GlobalGiving.

All the children at “little HEARTS orphanage” are doing very fine with good health and sound mind.  As I said in my previous reports, not only just feeding children with nutritious food but still my main focus is education. Almost of all the children are getting ranks in their school with grade “A”.  We have 3 regular tutors to teach all the subjects.  Tutors come at 5 PM and make class wise groups and teach until 7:30PM regularly.  We are now satisfied with their performance in education by getting grade “A” in all subjects. Taking time to bear fruit.

3 boys and 2 girls are selected for games to play at state level. Few children only get this opportunity to participate state level  sports competetion for school children.

We bought new clothes for Christmas and New Year to all the children.  Once in a month we take children for outing to play their favourate  games and once in a week children go to near-by Police Parade Ground or Darga (where open Mosque is located) to play and to renew their minds.  Mental health is also very important along with physical health. They have given lot of freedom to choose their food, clothes and education. 

In the months August and September our children suffered very much for water.  More than 90 years old well dried due to lack of sufficient rains this year.  To over come from this problem we need a bore well.  When I sent a request letter for financial support to dig a well in front of “little HEARTS orphanage” to Mr.Alex, Chairman of the Right Now Foundation, U.K. he immediately agreed and  payed Rs.39,000.  With their Rupees 39,000 we have added Rs.5,000 from little hearts money, now no more problems for water any more!  Thank you Mr.Alex.
 
Mr.Srikanth Dabbiru, from Singapore, who has been supporting “little HEARTS orphanage” through GG recently sent me an introduction letter and expressed his interest and happiness about children and also promised continuous support whenever possible to him through GG.  As he promised in the letter, he sent 500USD to GG, thank you Mr.Srikanth Dabbiru.

Recently we have received 4000 USD ( Indian Rupees 2,17,777) from the River Fund for monthly running costs of the “little HEARTS orphanage”.

May God bless and keep all of us with good health and peace abundantly in the coming Happy New Year 2013.

Fun at the park!
Fun at the park!
Enjoying leisure time at the park!
Enjoying leisure time at the park!
Meal time at Little Hearts Orphanage
Meal time at Little Hearts Orphanage

Dear Donors, Friends and Well-wishers of "little HEARTS orphanage",

We are happy to talk to you through this Global Giving quarterly report through the River Fund, USA who has been supporting the children since 2005.

From this academic year 10 more new children joined at “little HEARTS orphanage”. All the new children are 6 to 10 years old those lost their mother or father or both parents.  After joining at LHO these new children are looking good and feeling happy. Now we have 45 children!  Now the “little HEARTS orphanage” is packed with children and 3 full time staff! The balance and gap between rich and poor are growing drastically!

As a registered NGO we always respect child rights.  Children have given freedom to think and practice their rights.  “little HEARTS orphanage” always seems to be a family rather than an institution closed with compound walls and big gates.  We hate to keep children between walls and big gates.  This is also one of the reasons to keep children happy.  Whenever festivals come we send children to their villages to celebrate with their grand parents or relatives those who are interested to go to join with their beloved ones.

Feeding children with nutritious food like milk, egg , chicken, fish and fruits regularly.  Every month at least twice or thrice local people visiting children with cakes, chocolates, pens, pencils and some times with lunch or dinner. Last month one Muslim brother donated Rs.14,000/- for children’s school uniforms.  This is the biggest donation we have received ever.  I have forwarded latest pictures of children.

This academic year we have taken 4 HIV infected children but these 4 children (2 girls and 2 boys) are supported by The Right Now Foundation, U.K. with monthly contribution of Rs.800/- to each child. 

Costs of all commodities are up now high and monthly budget also went up to Rs.50 to 52 thousand from this academic year.  We have been regularly receiving funding from the River Fund, USA. We are spending all of your support wisely.  There will be no wastage of money.

Due to increase in number of children from this academic year we have appointed one more tutor. One tutor for 15 children.  Each tutor will be paid Rs.2000/-.  All these 3 tutors are qualified and teaching all the 6 subjects.  Educating children is our main priority.  Two girls are now studying 10th standard.  They go to outside tuition from 6PM to 8:30PM regularly.  For these two girls we have paid Rs.5000/- for this academic year.

Our sincere thanks to all of our Donors for their kind donations and love once again.  See you all with more news in the next quarterly report.

Kind regards,
C.P.Kumar
HEARTS

Happy!
Happy!
More girls enjoying their dinner.
More girls enjoying their dinner.

GLOBAL GIVING Report from Little HEARTS Orphanage

Namaste dear donors, supporters and friends of Little HEARTS,

Thank you once again for your continuous support from “little HEARTS orphanage”.
Here in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh it’s really very hot unbearable summer this year! Nearly 46 degree Celsius recorded. To escape from these heat and hot waves we have sent all the children to spend time with their grandparents, single mothers and relatives. Government had declared summer holidays for all schools and colleges from 23rd April to 14th June.
All the children will arrive on 15th to attend schools and all of our children got very good marks in all the subjects.
Ramu, one of “little HEARTS orphanage” boy secured 92% marks and was not satisfied with the marks he secured and again we paid fee for improvement to secure nearly 97 or 98% of marks in his 1st year Intermediate college studies! We always encouraging and appreciate his hard work.  Where there is pain there is Gain as we all know.
From next month we would like to attach monthly expenditure form for our donors and supporters to understand how the money is going on. 
Five more new children who lost both parents due to different reasons and taking shelter at a mosque in a village will be taken to Little Hearts from this academic year.  We need more money to feed these new children.  Apart from Rent, Salaries etc., we are spending nearly Rs.600/- per month on each child.
With Kind regards,
C.P.Kumar             
HEARTS   

                                                            little HEARTS orphanage
                                              supported by The River Fund, U.S.A.
                                                                  Breakdown sheet
Month: March 2012

1. Rice   -------------------------------------  Rs.  3,618-00
2. Dry Goods ------------------------------  Rs.  5,363-00
3. Vegetables -----------------------------  Rs.  1,732-00
4. Chicken/Fish ---------------------------  Rs.  1,505-00
5. Eggs --------------------------------------  Rs.  1,050-00
6. Milk --------------------------------------- Rs.  2,190-00
7. Fruits ------------------------------------- Rs.      701-00
8. Cooking Gas ----------------------------  Rs.  3,200-00

9. School materials ----------------------  Rs.      822-00

10. Medicals --------------------------------  Rs.      829-00

11. Transportation ------------------------  Rs.      435-00

12. Additionals*  --------------------------   Rs.   2,447-00

13. Building Rent --------------------------- Rs.   7,000-00

14. Salaries ----------------------------------  Rs.   7,700-00

15. Electricity Bill --------------------------  Rs.    1,330-00

Total                                                     Rs.   39,922-00
               _______________________________________________________________________________________  
Additionals * : Birthdays, Flowers, News Paper, TV Dish connection, underwares, Pads, Toys, Sports goods,
                           Children’s pocket money, Sandals etc., come under Additionals.  These additional are
                           Not regular but News Paper bill, TV Disch Connection bill, Outing, Children’s pocket money and pads for girls are regular expenditure.

C.P.Kumar
HEARTS   

Happy New Year!
Happy New Year!

Namaskar and Happy New Year Greetings to our Global Giving Donors and well-wishers.

Dear friends thank you so much for your kind support to run the “little HEARTS orphanage” without any financial disturbances since 2005.

Children at “Little HEARTS Orphanage” are doing very well and growing slowly in all aspects of life.  Our main focus is to seriously concentrate on how to educate our children who came from very poor background. Two tutors are regularly attending for evening extra classes

Hariprasad, who is studying 7th standard got first rank and selected best student award by the school authorities among from 1st standard to 10th standard in all subjects! Wow! We are really happy to inform all of our kind donors and well-wishers.  Recently the same school authorities selected 10 best and bright students, among them 4 children are from “little HEARTS orphanage” and we hope and trust that our donors will raise their heads with pride!

On 11th we participated and celebrated “Fun Day” which was organized by The Right Now Foundation, U.K. based children’s charity, Ramu from little hearts, who got free boarding at “Chandra Reddy College” for 2 years for his academic excellence in 10th standard and all round performance was picked and selected and awarded “Best Student” by Mr.Stewart Botting, The Right Now Foundation among  13 children’s homes from Nellore and Prakasham Districts of Andhra Pradesh State.

All of your kind donations spending very wisely according to the need only, not even single rupee wasted.  Our monthly budget is always around 35,000 to 37,000 but at the beginning of every academic year we have to spend more money to buy uniforms, school bags, note books, little money as school fee.

Karimulla and Kalesha both are brothers from Muslim community joined at little hearts for being their parents are died of HIV.  Nirmala, Rubini, Shirisha and Mounika (girls) also joined with little hearts family due to their fathers are alcoholic addicts and mothers are not in a position to feed these little girls.

Karthik (boy) joined with our children because father died and mother is physically challenged and also recommended by Women and Child Welfare Department and Child Welfare Committee (CWC) of Nellore District. Women and Child Welfare Department is belongs to Andhra Pradesh State Government and CWC is an autonomous body appointed by the AP State Government on child rights.

Priya couple of days ago taken to little hearts who is an HIV infected girl and completed first year from her three years graduation. She is now 19 years and no parents who fled from Khammam District in search of food and shelter. Yesterday we got a phone call from Mr.Praveen to admit 2 HIV infected boys from Kavali and requested us for feeding and shelter. We agreed to accept his request.

LOCAL DONATIONS:

On 31 st December Sk.Ismail (Muslim) donated Dinner and Cake.

On 1st January  D.K.Womens College students donated New Year Cake.

Same day, Siddhardha English Medium School children donated New Year Lunch, Cake and Rs.500/-.

On 6th January Mr.Hussain (Muslim) donated Breakfast.

On 7th January Women’s Polytechnic College students and staff donated Mats, Soaps, Underwears, Tooth Brushes, Tooth Pastes and Chocolates.

On 1st February Mrs.Renukamma donated Dinner.

On 15th Mr.Suresh donated Dinner and Cake on be half of his daughter’s Birth Day.

Once again we sincerely thank all of our kind donors.

C.P.KUMAR

HEARTS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Girls with HEART!
Girls with HEART!
 

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The River Fund

Location: Sebastian, Florida - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.riverfund.org
Project Leader:
C.Prasanna Kumar (Mr.)
Nellore, Andhra Pradesh India

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