This particular 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 part of South Asia 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 in this part of the world do not live past the age of five. These issues, combined with an unbalanced caste system make orphaned children in South Asia most at risk.
The Crisis Rescue Foundation was initiated in 2016, with the motivation of helping underprivileged and orphaned children living in their community. Under this initiative, Little Kings and Queens Children’s home was born. Over 60 orphaned children, often referred to the home via social workers and police departments, now call this place home. Staff at Little Kings and Queens aim to show these children that they are worthy- that they are in fact little Kings and Queens in the eyes of Jesus. Even when society has cast them out, they are loved unconditionally. This home has a bustling volunteer program, pulling in a variety of local businesses and individuals to donate their time and resources to help around the home. Every child living at Little Kings and Queens are treated with dignity and is given every opportunity to develop new skills, and interests. With their newfound hope, they have goals and dreams they never thought would be possible.
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.