Lavanya and Kumaran's father fell deep into debt after borrowing money he was unable to pay back, and deserted his family.

After he left, the moneylender began to threaten the children's mother. Fearing for her own safety and that of her children, and with no way to pay rent or buy food, she became desperate.

One of our alumni heard about her plight and recommended that she bring the children to RTU, where they would have a safe, loving place to live. They have settled in well, are enjoying school and their mother visits them regularly.

Read about the other ways we help support and look after other children like Lavanya and Kumuran.