Parents across India, especially those in underdeveloped villages struggle to provide for their families. Children grow up illiterate, uneducated and taught they are worthless. In cities they grow up in slums. More than 20 million boys and girls are trapped in social evils like child labor and prostitution in order to support their family. Many of the children are orphaned or abandoned. Many of the children who have parents are unable to provide for them. Daily living presents unimaginable challenges for those who are orphaned and abandoned.
A UNICEF report says that 147 million children in India live in unhealthy surroundings, 77 million do not use drinking water from a tap, 85 million are not being immunized, 27 million are severely underweight and 33 million have never been to school. India have one-third of the world’s malnourished children. And every third new-born child in India is under-weight having the risk of impaired health and brain development. 160,000 infants died every year in Maharashtra alone owing to malnutrition particularly in the rural, tribal and urban slum areas.
We started with one mercy home in the state of Maharashtra and now we have over 500 children supported in our Mercy Home, Helping Hands, and Child Development Center Programs all over India. RIMI provides the children with boarding and lodging, education and school supplies and job skills. Most important, we provide them a Christian atmosphere to grow up. We help children to survive and have hope for the future.
Our sponsorship programs offer the unique opportunity to change the life of an impoverished child from one of despair to one of hope. Your donation help make a difference every day: Last twenty years we have taken care of more than 20,000 children and thousands of families have found faith in Christ. When Children are educated and nurtured, families experience Christ’s love.With the donation you give we provide children 365 days of boarding and lodging, education, in the public or private school, uniforms, books other materials needed for the school. They are trained to read Bible and pray everyday. More than anything, they accept Jesus as their personal savior.
When you sponsor a child, you will receive a welcome pack, a monthly newsletter by email. You can monitor the progress firsthand through annual updates, photos, and in many cases, personal letters and drawings. As a sponsor, your tax-deductible donation each year provides a unique opportunity to transform the life of a child, and win the child for Christ. By supporting a child you will be touching his/her life and making a great difference in their life.
It takes only $35 to make a difference in a child’s life. Today we have the opportunity together to change the future of a child. You can make a choice today that will change a life forever. Jesus said, “Whatever you did to these little ones, you did to me”.
All child sponsorship support goes into the General Children’s Fund. These funds are then used to support the children in our programs based on their needs.