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Drill wells for clean water

It costs less than £10 per child or adult to provide a rural village with a regular supply of clean, safe water. Help us make it happen



Target amount: £0.00

Amount raised: £2,983.00


We focus on the most vulnerable children and their families in impoverished rural villages in South India to support those in greatest need

Children's Villages - a safety net for orphaned children

For the children most in need in the poorest communities where we work in South India, our Children’s Villages provide the family, home and community they would otherwise lack



Empowering women

Women from rural communities are able to take control of their families' and communities' futures through mutually supportive self-help groups




AIDS is a continuing concern in the area of South India in which we operate. We help those affected in our Children's Villages and beyond, but there's always more to do



Our impact


children have improved educational opportunities through our schools and outreach programmes


children in our family care system have a safe home, enough food to eat and access to education


women in our 121 Self-Help groups in rural villages are gaining economic independence

Why support us?

Where we work

The poorest communities in the areas in South India in which we work depend on irregular, poorly paid work, mostly in the agriculture sector



Make a difference that lasts

Your support transforms the lives of individuals and the rural communities in which they live. But our supporters know the direct action they enable has more than just an immediate impact




  • Exam success at our schools

    The 10th and 12th standard Government exam results were published recently and we are delighted to report 100% pass marls for our students. We are very proud of them for all the hard work they put in to achieving such excellent results. We also thank all our teachers who helped them with their dedication and care Read more

  • Giving disadvantaged children the wonder of school trips out

    In February, children in our schools had some wonderful trips out and workshops, and we re-opened our physiotherapy centre in its new building. We also celebrated the wedding of one of the former children in our care Read more

  • New hostel opens during Pongal celebrations

    Read our e-news for January as we welcomed visitors from RTU-UK and we opened a new hostel to care for the teenage boys in our care Read more