Simply put: Homes of Hope is transforming the lives of orphaned, abandoned and neglected girls throughout India. We build orphanages and schools, provide excellent education, nutritious food, love, everything needed to launch girls on to productive lives. We’re in the life-changing business, so come, be part of the Homes of Hope family.
Our Homes of Hope family has some pretty amazing ways to raise funds for our orphan girls. Birthdays, weddings, memorials, our unique ‘Potluck Challenge’, HopeaThons for runners, auctioning off their services (computer repair, chef, house cleaner, mechanic…so many possibilities) What will you do for our girls?
At the age of six, Pinky was forced to bury her baby sister – after her mother killed the child simply because she was another daughter. After been abandoned in the market, Pinky came to Homes of Hope. She studied hard, and helped other girls who were having trouble…and today is a registered nurse.
Banu Priya lost both parents age the age of five and came into our care. Relatives came and said they would care for her, but instead she was hired out as maid; it was virtual child slavery. And the relatives kept her small salary. She fought her way back to Homes of Hope, begged to stay with us and we were happy to take her back. She went on to earn a degree in commerce.
Laura ran away from home at the age of eight after being continually beaten by her mother. She proved to be a good student and a leader at Homes of Hope, always caring for other children in a helpful and dignified way. She is married and employed as an administrative assistant at a construction firm.
Shuba’s home was chaotic and abusive. She suffered beatings throughout her life and finally she had had enough. She took poison at the age of 15 and attempted to end her life. Thankfully she was treated and brought to us. She thrived at Homes of Hope and went on to become a kindergarten teacher. She is now married and a mother of a handsome baby boy.
Kavitha not only does well in her studies, but is a good coach for other kids. She is especially strong is science and won a regional science prize for her electrical invention. She hopes to be a doctor someday…and we think she will.
For Wilma, it is the story of abandonment. Her father abandoned the family, then her mother, a poor tea-picker ($1.50 day for picking 50 pounds of tea leaves) couldn’t cope or raise the children and Wilma came to Home of Hope at the age of 4. Because of that abandonment she had an especially difficult time in her teenage years, when she was ready to simply give up. The sisters stayed with her, encouraging her, seeing her innate intelligence and talents. Today, at 19, she is in training at Air India.