Seven year-old Nagapandi's life was one of hardship from the day he was born in Kombaipatti village.

His mother's husband-to-be ran away before their marriage, leaving her pregnant and, through no fault of her own, burdened with the shame of her situation. She was rejected by her community, with no-one to turn to.

Nagapandi was born with some disabilities and his mother, completely overwhelmed by the difficulties she faced, soon fell ill and died.

Nagapandi's grandfather and uncles still bore some of the stigma of his mother's unfortunate circumstances and in any case were too poor to care for him and cope with his additional health problems. 

Completely alone, Nagapandi therefore had no choice but to live on the streets. Eventually, a local headmistress alerted RTU to his plight.

He joined our loving family-care system and is now thriving, living safely and happily in our Anbu Illam Children's Village and attending Arul Malar primary school. We are getting him the right medical treatment and he is under a consultant for his hip and back condition.

Young Nagapandi’s future is assured thanks to supporters like you. 

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