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.
Mount Carmel Children’s Home is located in South Asia. The home has a purpose to give children who have been abandoned or orphaned a safe, loving, and nurturing environment. Staff at Mount Carmel work to ensure that all the children’s physical, spiritual, emotional, and educational needs are met and that they are given every opportunity to reach their full potential. At Mount Carmel, caretakers realize that the children who come through their doors have experienced trauma. Caretakers try to help the children with their healing by providing counselors trained in clinical and biblical counseling.
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.