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When our team visited India they met some of the widows and orphans we support and took part in distributing over 300 food parcels to elderly widows from rural areas, in Haryana near Delhi.

“Although Haryana has developed a lot in recent years, the truth is that many of the rural areas still suffer from poverty with almost 80% of farmers living below the poverty line.”

“The food parcel distribution took place outside our orphan village, the parcels having been packed in the days leading up to it with locally sourced produce by Orphans in Need staff and volunteers. Widows are alerted to the distribution via our partners in the area and given an ID card and number prior to distribution.”

“At 10am, with the sun rising and the day heating up, approximately 300 widows form an orderly queue to await their food parcel. Many of them would share the cost of using a motorised rickshaw to transport their parcels back to their villages, others made the journey by bicycle.”

“The widows were truly grateful for the food parcels, many of them placing their hands on our heads as a blessing. They expressed their gratitude to Orphans in Need and our many donors for making the distribution possible.” ~ Aasiya, Orphan Sponsorship Manager.

Sponsor a Child in India

Orphans in Need are only able to bring resources to communities with your help and, when you sponsor a child in India with us, you bring hope and support to the most vulnerable members of our society. Without your contributions, we wouldn’t be able to provide life-changing guidance to orphan children, offer care and support to widows and bring them the resources they need to survive in impoverished areas. Our programmes ensure orphans in Delhi receive clothing, toys and access to education and medical attention while providing widows with the food and household essentials needed to raise their children safely and in comfort.

£30 a month allows us to provide an orphan with a brighter start to life and you’ll receive regular updates from your sponsored child, with the opportunity to write letters that we will deliver directly to them. We can even facilitate face-to-face meetings with your sponsored orphan and help you to build a bond that will follow them throughout their lifetime.

Please sponsor an orphan with Orphans in Need today. This small contribution makes all the difference for a child in need and we are grateful for all our donors continued support.

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