Kakinada is a harbour town at the Bay of Bengal. Apart from fishing this place is famous for its hand-made sweets. There are all kinds of schools and education possibilities. The land is very productive and the area is called the rice-bowl of Andhra Pradesh. Despite this richness many people live below the poverty line. Illiteracy and child labour are widely spread. Most of the agricultural workers depend on daily wages and are thus without a regular income. Due to poverty and high unemployment rates prostitution is very frequent among the socially weak.
The warden of Berachah Girls’ Home Ms Seeram Divya grew up in a children’s home herself. She remembers this period of her life as a very difficult time, provisions were insufficient, severe punishments and a lack of caring were the order of the day. As a young woman, however, she found help and advancement in a local church community. She worked her way up to a teacher for nurses. With deep gratitude she looks back on this change in her life. This was her motivation to start a children’s home for girls. After some years out of India she returned to Kakinada in 2015 and asked Christusträger-Waisendienst for support. She founded a society which provided the premises and the building for the work. In the autumn of 2015 Christusträger-Waisendienst started to support 30 girls in Berachah Girl’s Home. Today 50 girls are supported in this home.
Christusträger-Waisendienst supports this home by personal sponsorships. As a sponsor you can help us to support one of these needy girls to experience real care in the home and to get a perspective for her future life.
James 1 : 27 | The Bible