Deborah Girls' Home

Chirala, India | 3076

Chirala is a small town in Andhra Pradesh lying at the National Highway No. 5 the major traffic route along the Bay of Bengal. The population in this area is very poor. To earn their “daily bread” many people can only work as casual hands in agriculture. Many of them do not even find such a job. The part of the population living below the poverty line is even higher than the national average.

It is quite obvious that especially children suffer from these conditions. Many of them are mal-nourished and a school education cannot even be thought of although school-attendance is actually compulsory in India too. Their families just cannot pay the school costs and depend on the working power of their children.

Facing these problems the current warden Miss Malleswari established a home for girls. The Lutheran Church allowed her to use a building on the compound of a former Missionary hospital for this work and in July 1998 the girls’ home was opened. 50 girls are looked after and provided for in this home by Miss Malleswari in a very dedicated way. Again and again she has great ideas for the further improvement of this project. From the beginning Christusträger-Waisendienst is bearing the running costs for this work.

For the children this means regular and well-balanced nutrition, clothing, hygiene, loving care and, of course, safe accommodation. This is the foundation for the children to go to school and study instead of spending the days in the fields with their parents.

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

James 1 : 27 | The Bible