Serving those in desperate need
Our hearts go out for the suffering, underprivileged and the uncared children and older widows of India. This overpopulated nation has about 35 million orphan children who are neglected by their neighborhood communities. 11 million children live on streets who are simply ignored by thousands of passersby. 500,000 female children between age 5 and 10 are forced into sex trade every year because of their poverty, innocence, physical inability and illiteracy. Task is so huge that no single organization will be able to redeem all of them. But together we can change some of their destiny. Please help us with your resources.
Story of Karuna, an orphan in India
Name : Karuna, K.
Lives in : Hostel
Parents : Sreenu and Subbu
Laxmi (Both died of AIDS)
Age : 19
Studying: 11th Grade
Siblings: S.V.Laxmi and Rajesh
Ambition: Become a doctor to serve her backward community
Hobbies: Singing and Reading
Karuna has a pitiful life story to tell. Karuna and her grandmother are from a village in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Along with her grandmother, Karunaa came to Redeem India to tell her story and seek financial help to fulfill her ambitions to serve her community by earning education. Her family was predominantly tribal, who lived on piggery. People who take care of pigs in India area considered unclean, dirty and usually live in isolated hamlets. They worshiped the nature and the idols rooted in Hinduism although they are not recognized by orthodox Hinduism.
Her parents were initially resistant to the Gospel. When SAI affiliated evangelist pursued after them with the gospel, they accepted Jesus Christ in 2000 and since then allowed her to attend the church. Karuna has gradually drawn herself close to Jesus in her own way. She has strengthened her faith on Jesus and boldly stands for Jesus in front of her friends in the village.
Due to HIV/AIDS, Karuna lost her father in 2004 and mother in 2011. Her grand mother, who lives in a thatched-mud house and runs a small chicken shop, took up the task of rasing this child which cannot promise them daily food. Karuna trusts that Jesus would carry her through though she has nobody to care for her and old grandmother has very little to offer.
Investing in Karuna’s life is investing in the nation and in the kingdom of God because she has an ambition to become a doctor and serve the suffering communities embodying Christ.
Would you like to sponsor this child ? or another child whose story is similar to this? Please write to us and we will help you choose from many orphan kids.
SAI has been providing for the basic needs of the poorer children and older widows with an aim to give them eternal hope in Jesus Christ. SAI also helps conducts medical camps in the remote villages of India and provide medicine supplies to the malnourished, sick children, and older men and women. Currently we are giving monthly scholarships to 15 school-going children and monthly financial support to 14 widows.