Focusing on children, RTU supports them and their families within local communities where possible. If this fails, they have four Children’s Villages which act as a safety net, providing the loving care of a foster mother, with other foster brothers and sisters. Children admitted have often lost one or both parents to diseases such as TB or HIV, to accidents, alcoholism, suicide or domestic violence.

Last year, they cared for 832 children in their Children's Villages and hostels. That's not to mention the 1,400 children educated through RTU schools, balwadies (pre-schools) and evening study centres, or the 2,470 bore wells they have drilled to date. No fewer than 37,000 consultations took place in their medical and mobile clinics while they directly supported 100 children from families affected by HIV/AIDS. RTU has 2,000 women members of our self-help groups and have built 8,976 houses to date.

Within these statistics, every number represents the life of a unique person whose future has been transformed – not to mention the positive impact on their family and community. 

Thank you for your support for my birthday,


Petrina Allum