With over 1 billion people, India is the second most populous nation after China. The huge and growing population is causing unprecedented stress on the Indian social network: high levels of poverty, illiteracy, persistent malnutrition, trafficking in human beings, and a growing HIV/AIDS problem. All of these factors have contributed to India's population of 18 million street children.
Among children with no safety net, no fixed address, and no money, infections, broken bones, and other simple, easily corrected health problems go unprevented and untreated.
You can help. Just $10.45 funds a year of basic medical care for a street child in India through The Charities Advisory Trust.
Report from the Field
Our partner organization now reaches over 200,000 people in 8 districts of Karnataka. In the reporting period, 58 boys and girls are housed in two shelter homes, Asha Bhavana and Asha Kirana. The homes welcome street children, orphans and those who are HIV positive. The children in the homes are provided an opportunity to enjoy their childhood with shelter, food, health, education, counseling, life skills and overall development.
From Charities Action Trust:
"As a result [of this funding], visible change has been made in the lives of marginalized and street children. They are healthy and are able to pursue education towards building a sound career and dignified life."
About The Charities Advisory Trust
The Charities Advisory Trust is a registered UK charity set up over 25 years ago providing practical help to charities and pioneering new ways of charitable giving.
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