In 1993 on a trip to rural India, Ivan Squillino from the UK became friends with a local Pastor, Matthew. At the time Matthew with his limited resources was taking care of a number of orphaned street children, in a makeshift shelter. With Ivan’s support they managed to buy land and start the construction of the first orphanage in 1994. During the construction process Matthew without warning took ill and died, leaving the children and a half-finished building. Solomon, an orphan who Matthew had raised, now 17 years old, courageously took on the responsibility of caring for the children. The first orphanage was successfully completed in 2004. Over the years 160 children have experienced care and support from the orphanage. Many are now in local families, or have moved onto work or further education. We are grateful that so many children have been helped, but the need in this poor region is vast.
"We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop." (Mother Teresa)
In 2006 we purchased a neighbouring plot of land with a vision to build an enlarged orphanage. Our existing building can house 25 children at a time, the new building will be able to accommodate over 75 children. Construction of the two storey building has progressed well by the generous contributions of many, but your help is needed to finish the project. £49,500 is required to finish the building.How you can help
There are two ways you can contribute:
“Do small things with great love.” (Mother Teresa)