Project #11958

Safe shelter & future for deprived Indian children

by New Life

Hari (name changed) is now in the 9th standard. Being born to a poor mother he grew up in a small village near Musiri. He has an elder sister and a younger brother. Hari's father deserted his family before 5 years and started living with another woman. Hari's mother takes up whatever work she can do and with the coolie she earns ($50 approximately per month) takes care of the children. After knowing about this poor boy's situation, Hari was admitted to our home.

Hari is average in his studies. But he is very good at sports. In the school sports day, he got first prize in kabadi and running and second prize in shotput. He is very happy to receive the awards. "I am very happy that I am participating in sports and getting prizes. My mom usually scolds me that I am playing and not studying well. But now, after joining the home I am motivated by the New Life team to take part in sports. They also help me in studying by coaching me in the evenings. With this support I am sure that my future will be bright. I will become a police" We can see boh the pain of the past and the hope of the future in his eyes. 

From June to August 2016 $199.28 was donated by you dear donors. With this donations we paid the salary of the cook. Thank you dear donors for the support. 

Dear Donors,

Greetings from New Life!

During the last quarter you gave us a donation of $404.47 and the same  is utilised for paying the warden's salary and the electricity bill. Thank you for helping us meet out the expenses in raising up our bright kids. Lot of things have happenned during this three months. The children wrote their exams in the month of April. Had been on a month's holiday and are now going back to school merrily. Two children were given notebooks by the Cantonment Ladies Club.

Thank you for being with our team in achieving our aims and goals over all these years. We are approaching you now for the GG Rewards Bonus Day of 2016. All your donations to your favorite organization NEW LIFE on June 15th, starting at 9:00:01 EDT, until 23:59:59 EDT (time in your city), will be matched by GlobalGiving at 40%.Projects with maximum donations and maximum unique number of donors get an award of $1000

Your timely donations to your beloved organization for the cause close to your heart will have a buffer effect on June 15th.  To donate, visit your favorite project in any of the below links:

Without you we could not have achieved what we have achieved now. We rely on generous people like you in showing our hands to the needy people. Thank you for your continued support. Kindly spread words about our project to your friends and relatives. Your words count. And we can reach out more people together.

Thank you.  

With Kind Regards,


Rekha playing chess
Rekha playing chess

Dear Donors, 

Your favorite home 'Poonjolai' (The garden of flowers) is giving shelter to one more girl child now.

In December, the principal of the school where our children study, recommended to admit a girl in our home. She has no father. She is studying in 11th standard. Her story in the words of her mother: "Mam, Rekha's (name changed) father died six years back. My sister told me that she will take care of Rekha and brought her here this year. I trusted my sister and sent my daughter with her. I stay with my father in law who is very old and sick. I go to coolie work. 

When I come to see Rekha, I can see that she is not the same as before and she was hiding something to me. When I visited her this time, I can see that she is much upset and unhappy. I inquired her and to my shock, came to know that my sister is illtreating her. Rekha was asked to cook and do the household chores. She was not given time to study. And to my dismay she was not fed properly. I decided to take her away from my sister's home. 

Rekha is a good student. So when I approached the school principal, she wanted Rekha to continue her studies. She called you and now we are here."

After hearing the poor girl's story New Life decided to give shelter to Rekha in our Poonjolai home. And now Rekha is happy, studying, playing and eating well. She is studying well now without any hindrances. 

During this quarter we received a donation of  $540.77 This amount is spent for:

Food expenses: $499.01

Dresses (Dresses for 2 boys) - $13.07

Electricity Charges - $11.89

Medicines - $16.8

Kindly donate to the cause and spread words to your friends and relatives. Please consider making a difference in the lives of these poor, deprived children. 

Thanking you

Dear Donors,

Thank you for all you have done during this year to our lovely children.

During the months of September, October and November we received donations of $427.43 This amount is spent on

Medicines (for two children) $9

Dresses (for celebration and one boy's birthday) $60

Electricity Bill $32

Food expenses $326.43

The mats used by the children for sleeping were torn. We placed the request to a Donor who wanted to celebrate her husband’s birthday by gifting something to the needy. She willingly accepted to donate mats to the children and gave 15 mats on 20.12.2015. Thank you dear donor for the timely gift during this winter season. We are much thankful. 

This is the story of Geetha a three year old child. Geetha is the second child of a young desserted mother Shaila (names changed). Shaila's husband gave birth to Latha and desserted Latha and her mother. Then she lived with another man who gave birth to another girl child, i.e. Geetha. After the birth of the second child, that man too desserted Shaila. Shaila, in her longing for love and affection fell prey to another man. The story repeated; another girl child is born and Shaila is left alone with the children again.

Shaila found it very difficult to raise the small kids who are 4.5 years, 3.5 years and 4 months old. She could not go to work leaving the new born and the other two small kids. It was then, we came to know about her through a staff nurse who is working in the hospital where she delivered the baby. The nurse who knows about the work of New Life and it's home for the children for quite some years called for support. New Life's staff visited the home of Geetha and her sister Latha (name changed).  The house they were staying is very much damaged, not at all safe for three small children and the children were looking very pathetic. They were surviving on the porridge provided by the nearby Government creche. And in the nights mostly they slept without food. On seeing the drastic condition, the first two children were admitted to our home immediately in the month of August.

Now Geetha and Latha are in our home. Latha is healthy while Geetha is a weak child. Geetha frequently has health problems and she is given special medical care. She gets cold frequently, affected by constipation and she is malnourished. She is taken to the doctor and medicines and tonics are given to make her healthy.   We hope she becomes a healthy child soon.

Many other children like Geetha are longing for care, love and affection. They should be brought up healthily. Safeguarding them and providing them with nutritious food is possible only with the generous donations you give dear donors. We thank you for helping us to nurture these poor children who would otherwise be wandering in the streets,with irresponsible parents like Shaila and her companions.

Kindly keep supporting our cause and thus these poor, deprived children. Tell your friends and relatives with similar minds to help the poor children about the project. Our children grow because of your generous support and they are thankful to you dear donors.

Thanking you.  

Geetha with visitors
Geetha with visitors
Mats given to the children
Mats given to the children
During the lunch time
During the lunch time

"After my appa's(father's) death, I was left with nothing except my family and a small room with no proper roofing to stay with. My amma(mother) Dhanalakshmi started working as a coolie to feed all the four of us. My sister Sathya, my brother Venkatesh and me had to study with the meagre coolie my mother brought. It was very difficult," says Kumar with his eyes filled with sadness. 

The special school staff who brought Kumar to our home describes Kumar's background. Kumar's father was running a flour mill. Though he is not rich, he can feed his family and can take care of the basic needs of the children. But after his death, Kumar's paternal relatives took away the mill, the only livelihood option of the family. So Dhanalakshmi who studied only second standard was forced to go to coolie work. Since she could not take care of the educational needs of the three children, she started searching avenues for continuing her children's education. It was then she met Veerappan, our special school teacher.

Kumar and his sister Sathya were admitted to our Poonjolai home with the reference of the special school staff of New Life. After they are admitted in Poonjolai, Sathya and Kumar are getting enough food, dresses for change, and good education. Kumar  wants to become a software engineer. He studies well. He is good in English. He scores 78% average marks in his exams. He is now studying in 6th standard. 

When he was admitted, he was a very puny, malnourished child. But now he has gained normal weight and has grown up. It is all possible with the support you, our dear donors, have been providing us and these children. Kumar and our other children thank you so much for your kind support. 

Now we appeal that you support our project with a recurring donation. From September 21st to 25th, Global Giving is offering a one time 100% match for all new recurring donations upto $200 per donor. To qualify for the match, the donors must give the recurring donation atleast for four consecutive months. Hence your donation will have a double effect. Besides this, it will assure the future of the children we take care.  

Kindly spread words about this project to your friends and relatives, who are like minded. Your words carry weight and hence the children get supported more. 

Thank you once again for your continued support

Kumar on a holiday
Kumar on a holiday

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New Life

Location: Somarasampettai, Trichirappalli - India
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Beatrice Vanaja
Chief Administrative Officer
Trichy, TamilNadu India

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