Secunderabad Orphanage & Empowerment Center

by Home of Hope India-US


Home of Hope India-US will build a community empowerment center and orphanage, providing 100 girls with shelter, food, education and love so they and their neighbors can break the cycle of poverty.

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Homelessness and begging plague India, where 44% of children under five are malnourished and 28.6% of people live in extreme poverty, but this is particularly evident in Secunderabad. No one escapes the squalor and hunger of their condition, as parents are literally force infants into begging for survival and have no other means of livelihood. This lifestyle is rife with abuse and exploitation: physical, emotional, mental and sexual, and children suffer permanent debilitating affects.


The solution is a multifaceted approach: an improved facility to house the children in healthier living conditions, as well as to provide ancillary facilities, including computer and language training, vocational training, counseling services, etc.

Long-Term Impact

The expanded facility will improve the health of 100 children by providing medical care, better hygiene, adequate clothing, a healthy diet and an education. Ten local residents will be employed and 25 will receive support and training each year.

Additional Documentation

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


The home page for Home of Hope, based in Cochin.
The project home page, with description.
A Chance for a New Life Video on YouTube
One volunteer's experience in India.

Organization Information

Home of Hope India-US

Location: Wilmington, NC - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Paul Wilkes
Project Leader:
Paul Wilkes
Willmington, NC United States

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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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