Your donations, child sponsorship, widow food parcel sponsoring and fundraising, allow us to continue to invest in these children and adults, giving them the education and skills that they need to become self supporting, which is our aim for them, and their aims for themselves.
New Rainbow House extension. (click)
When children come to us they are oftenvery ill and malnourished, but sponsoringcan turn these children into confident andcapable individuals with a zest for life.Would you like to turnaroundthe life of a child like Ramadevi?
Leprosy cases on the increaseRecent press articles in the Hindu Times newspaper, illustrate that Leprosy is actually on the increase in Andhra Pradesh State, despite reporting that appears to attempt to say that it is being wiped out. Our work in the leprosy colonies is therefore even more necessary, to bring acceptance and hope to those unfortunate people who are stricken with it, in a society where it is not accepted. Your help in donating any amount is greatly appreciated
The new style homes at Shanti Nivas are to a standard that these children and young people have never encountered before and the one luxury in each home is a 3 piece suite. As you can imagine, the wear and tear on those items, with young children is quite significant, and with some of them a few years old now, the time has come for repairs to them being necessary.
As you can see in the pictures, a team of repairers are working to restore them to be like new again
These are additional costs (of which there are many) but they are
necessary to maintain the high standard in our homes, standards that we want our children to be accustomed to, as it gives them standards to aspire to, and they respond to that superbly. The cost of this refurbishment is just £160,
which is 15,000 Indian rupees.This is an example of how you can contribute to Brighter Future, whether or not you are a child sponsor, helping us set better standards.
Hospice - Changed LivesAbraham is typical of many who access the hospice at Shanti Nivas. He is now gainfully employed caring for the dairy herd at Shanti Nivas. A year ago he was undergoing treatment at the hospice.
His life story is very sad: both his parents had leprosy. His father was severely disabled, so much so that he could only crawl along the road to beg. Abraham looked after the buffalo, but a few years ago he decided to go to Chennai. He stayed there for two years and it was there that he got infected with HIV. In Chennai he slept on the road and was begging, he met three girls and became infected with HIV through them. He became ill with a fever. The police came to the railway station and gave him the money to get back to Visianagaram. Once in Visianagaram his health deteriorated, he contracted TB and had large nodules on his neck. Abraham was taken into our Brighter Future Hospice where he stayed for a year. Within the hospice he
received medication, care and nutrition. He now works for Brighter Future caring for the cows, he is paid 2000 rupees per month and receives free food and accomodation. He is 30 years old and with his new life he wants to get married, such a good story.