Children’s Homes ~ Donate Here
Throughout India, Worldlink Indigenous Missionary Partners run five Children’s Homes bringing in children from their own regions who are abandoned, abused, and without the chance to go to school or even have basic needs met. The children are shown genuine love as the Partners bring them into their own families and reach them with the love of Christ and offer them a chance at a better life.
It’s difficult to estimate the number of orphans and abandoned children in India. In fact, UNICEF says the data is unavailable to curate these numbers – but estimated statistics are around 30 million children. Our experience tells us though, that government statistics are notoriously LOW due to the desire to not be seen as a poor/under-developed country and come across in a bad light.
In order to better understand what 30 million children looks like, consider that according to the National Center for Education Statistics, there are 35.6 million children in US Public Schools (up to 8th grade).
India has about 1.3 billion people and has the third highest number of billionaires in the world, after the United States and China. Yet two-thirds of people in India live in poverty. Seventy percent of the Indian population lives on less than $2 a day.
When considering these statistics and knowing that several Worldlink Indigenous Missionary Partners had a desire to take in orphaned, abondoned, and abused children (in addition to their evangelistic ministries), the question wasn’t “Why India?” but “Why Not India?”