This part of South Asia has the largest child population in the world. Unfortunately, the newest research shows that approximately 4% of the child population in this region are orphans. That’s 20 million children with no family, a number that is projected to increase over the next decade. 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 this region 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 South Asia most at risk.


Rose of Sharon Children’s Home is under the Althea International Ministry, a pioneer evangelistic ministry with church planting and charitable works in South Asia and Tanzania. They have established several churches and the Rose of Sharon Children’s Home. They are currently trying to establish a training center to reach the unreached people groups in the region. Their main mission through this ministry is to exalt God, equip the church, care for orphans and vulnerable children, and evangelize the world.

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.



Many children are abandoned due to poverty or a disability. Rose of Sharon Children’s Home takes in the most vulnerable and gives them a place to belong.


The government in this country in South Asia backed a survey of 125000 children in Thirteen states. Of the children interviewed, more than half (53%) said that they had been subjected to one or more forms of sexual abuse. Over 20% of those interviewed said they were subjected to severe forms of abuse.

Substance Abuse

An NGO in this part of South Asia conducted a survey that revealed 63.6 % of patients coming in for treatment were introduced to drugs at a young age, below 15 years.


The home consists of a cement and brick building to provide the children with a warm and safe place to stay. 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.


The children attend either public or private school off campus. The home is serious when it comes to the education of it’s children. A great education means a solid foundation for the children’s future as they grow older and take the world on their own.


The children are introduced to Christ in an age appropriate manner. They are involved in weekly Bible lessons and attend church on Sundays. The staff makes sure that the children’s walk with the Lord is a top priority in the home.


The children in the home have access to a private physician and appropriate medical care if the need arises. They also receive three meals a day, but are still in need of support to guarantee all their nutritional needs are met.