Restoring human dignity, one person at a time.

Urgently need funds to expand the children’s home to be compliant with new government regulations.

 
 
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I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot. Together we can do great things. - Mother Theresa

Our Story

In 1994, Shashi and Renate Desai settled in the remote village of B. Dharmathupatti, near Bodinayakanur in the district of Theni in Tamil Nadu, South India. They very quickly fell in love with the people of the area, but recognized the challenges that many of them faced— particularly those that are often marginalized in rural society.

Committed to make a difference, Shashi and Renate were motivated to provide services that could transform the lives of children, women, and the elderly in the area.

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 Shashi Desai, Mohamed Sheik, and Renate Desai (L-R)

Shashi Desai, Mohamed Sheik, and Renate Desai (L-R)

 
 
 

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. -Theodore Roosevelt

Every contribution helps.

 
 
 
 
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It is not enough to be compassionate – you must act. – The Dalai Lama

 
 
 
 
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Free Medical Care

We provide free medical care to hundreds of patients daily, focusing on prevention of diseases and increasing awareness of HIV, AIDS, and tuberculosis.

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Women Empowerment

We empower women through education and healthcare awareness so they can become "engines of development."

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Child Welfare and Protection

We protect the rights of children by providing a safe environment for them to obtain education and care.

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Care for the Elderly

We provide shelter and loving care for elders who are sick or neglected.

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Children are our greatest treasure. They are our future. - Nelson Mandela

Children's rights in the area are being highly challenged due to early marriage, child labor, child abuse, child trafficking, violence, highly dysfunctional family dynamics, and poor sanitary conditions. To combat this, our projects specifically focus on:

• Right to survival
• Right to development
• Right to protection
• Right to participation

Education is the key to any development. We therefore support children of poor families with monthly scholarships and direct payments for school books, notebooks, and uniforms. 

 
 
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