Help India's Children. Donate now: (1/7)
“A man named Rajesh contacted us and told us that his 4-year-old twins have been starving for three days. Another woman reported that her relatives have been forcing her to get her 14-year-old daughter married because the child's father... (2/7)
...Who was the sole breadwinner of the family, had died.

Over the past year, we have met many children who have lost their parents, confidence and are scared for their future. (3/7)
Some children have been treated very inhumanly by their relatives who are sheltering them just for their property.

In other cases, children are being forced to leave shelter homes because they are taken away by their relatives or because they have turned 18. (4/7)
We, at Snehalaya, are bringing them back and have been looking after them at our facilities. We have also been appealing to other like-minded child care NGOs to do the same. (5/7)
There is a need to help these children emotionally by giving them access to counselling, providing them with a safe home and a helping hand to restart their lives. (6/7)
The Better India is knitting together a lot of like-minded people and organisations, and creating hope for such children.” -- As narrated by Girish Kulkarni, Founder, Snehalaya.

Join our campaign ‘To India's Children'. Donate here: (7/7)

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