16 BOYS

GIRLS

1 DOUBLE ORPHAN

ORPHAN CRISIS IN INDIA

India has the largest child population in the world. Unfortunately, newest research shows that approximately 4% of India’s child population are orphans. That’s 20 million children with no family, a number that is projected to increase by 2021. Orphaned children face extreme vulnerabilities, including sex trafficking, forced child labor, HIV/ AIDS, and substance abuse. Many children have lost their parents because of abandonment due to poverty, illness and death.

 

Even children with families in India face unimaginable hardships. Most do not attend school regularly, as they are pressured to go to work and earn money for their families. Health is also a struggle as early 2 million children born per year do not live to the age of 5. These issues combined with an unbalanced caste system, make orphaned children in India most at risk.

EL SHADDAI RESCUE HOME

El Shaddai Children’s Home first began back in the 1970’s with a mission to rescue children from the Red Light District in Mumbai, India. After 25 years of operation both founders passed away and the home went broke. The founder’s families didn’t give up hope as they prayed that God would send someone to help rescue the home. After 12 years of prayer, Reverend Ken Anderson came to visit India in 2013 and immediately felt compassion for the home after hearing it’s story. He approached Church of God World Missions with the idea of providing funding to the home and they immediately jumped on board to help. 

Today, the home is a safe haven for the most vulnerable  children, including those rescued from the prevalent child prostitution rings in India. Currently, El Shaddai has an animal and vegetable farm to help with sustainability. They have 8 goats that provide dairy, and over a dozen rabbits and chicken to provide protein. They also have rice and other grains growing to provide much needed carbohydrates to keep the children full.

Serving Orphans Worldwide travels to every orphanage we partner with to ensure needs are legitimate and 100% of funds distributed goes to the livelihood of the children.

PROMINENT ISSUES

Abandonment

El Shaddai is located in a poor and rough part of Mumbai. Poverty causes most parents to leave their children in order to try and find food and money to provide for them. Family conflict also causes children to slum on the streets because they’re trying to escape dangerous home lives.

Sex Trafficking

Because the home is so close to the Red Light District of Mumbai, sex trafficking is a huge issue. Most of the children are rescued from that area in order to keep them from having to be on the streets to work.

Abuse

Abuse is also an issue that drives children out onto the streets. According to UNICEF, over 53% of children in India are subjected to sexual abuse. Most won’t report when it happens because of fear.

HOME

The home consists of older, British style cottages that are used as dorms and a ministry center. The facilities also include a cafeteria and a recreation room, where the boys can enjoy a game of chess and table tennis. The building has electrical wiring and a pour flush latrine for the children to use. It also has a protected dug well and a public tab to provide water to the home.

EDUCATION

All school aged children attend public or private school that are close to the home. El Shaddai takes education seriously, as they see it as a second chance for the children. They have seen children successfully complete school and enroll in college. 

FAITH

The home makes sure that their number one goal is reaching Jesus to these children. They all participate in morning and evening prayer every day, as well as devotions. The children also attend church services on Sundays.

HEALTH

The children receive appropriate medical care if the need arises. They currently receive medical attention and care from a private doctor who lives next door.

SPONSOR THIS HOME

El Shaddai – Sponsorship Needs

$0 of $18,500 raised

This year, we have a goal to help improve the quality of care for these amazing children, and we need your help. Your gift will help provide education, a safe home, health, and adult mentors who can share the Love of Christ. Our promise to you is that 100% will go directly to the home.

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CHILDREN IN INDIA IN NEED OF SPONSORSHIP

Hemchand 12 years old – India

Hi I'm Hemchand! Age 12 -  I currently live in India. My favorite hobby is drawing…

Hemchand 12 years old – India

Hi I'm Hemchand!

Age 12 - 

I currently live in India.
My favorite hobby is drawing and volleyball.
Profession I'd like to have when I grow up: Software Engineer.

 

 

 

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Porolin 20 years old – India

Hi I'm Porolin! Age 20 -  I currently live in India. My favorite hobby is craft…

Porolin 20 years old – India

Hi I'm Porolin!

Age 20 - 

I currently live in India.
My favorite hobby is craft work.
Profession I'd like to have when I grow up: Nurse - She is preparing for her entrance exam.

 

 

 

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Philip 12 years old – India

Hi I'm Philip! Age 12 -  I currently live in India. My favorite hobby is singing…

Philip 12 years old – India

Hi I'm Philip!

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I currently live in India.
My favorite hobby is singing and sports.
Profession I'd like to have when I grow up: Pastor

 

 

 

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Prishon 11 years old – India

Hi I'm Prishon! Age 11 -  I currently live in India. My favorite hobby is outdoor…

Prishon 11 years old – India

Hi I'm Prishon!

Age 11 - 

I currently live in India.
My favorite hobby is outdoor sports.
Profession I'd like to have when I grow up: Software Engineer

 

 

 

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Taizan 16 years old – India

Hi I'm Taizan! Age 16 -  I currently live in India. My favorite hobby is singing…

Taizan 16 years old – India

Hi I'm Taizan!

Age 16 - 

I currently live in India.
My favorite hobby is singing and listening to music.
Profession I'd like to have when I grow up: Medical Worker

 

 

 

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Gnanaprakash 10 years old – India

Hi I'm Gnanaprakash! Age 10 -  I currently live in India. My favorite hobby is reading…

Gnanaprakash 10 years old – India

Hi I'm Gnanaprakash!

Age 10 - 

I currently live in India.
My favorite hobby is reading books and drawing.
Profession I'd like to have when I grow up: Policeman.

 

 

 

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