Mother Teresa once said, “We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty.”
Because of your gift, children who once lived in India's red-light districts no longer live in a dangerous and unsafe environment. These kids are safe and sound and are living in a safe house thanks to you. The children are loved, welcomed and cared for by wonderful house parents and they receive nutritious meals every day.
Many of the kids grow up in abusive situations because their mothers work in the sex trade. They were often neglected and uncared for, but today I'm happy to report that the children and women you helped are thriving and succeeding because of your generosity. 230 women and 150 children residing in red light communities were served through various medical clinics, drop-in centers, counseling sessions, education centers, and so much more.
Sangeeta was one child who benefited from your amazing gift. She used to roam the streets and was often known for being mischievous and stubborn. Because no one at home really cared for her, she acted out and always misbehaved. One day Sangeeta joined our education center in the red-light district. We gave her extra attention and helped her catch up in her studies. We saw past the facade of disobedience and stubbornness and gave her a chance to succeed and pursue her academics. Today she is a confident and sweet girl who is excelling in school.
Thank you for your compassion and generosity. You are helping poor women and children thrive.