In Rural India, Children Face Extreme Poverty

Visiting the Lou Ann Long Girls’ Hostel in Yadgir

When Luis Bourdet, Children Incorporated Director of International Programs, and I left the Chandrakal Methodist Boarding Home to visit the Lou Ann Long Girls’ Hostel on our second day in India, I was just starting to get an understanding of what poverty looks like for children in the country. The Chandrakal Methodist Boarding Home, although older and lacking in funds, is providing for hundreds of students coming from poor farming communities – kids who otherwise […]

Stark Differences Between Neighboring Countries

India and Sri Lanka may be close in proximity, but they are far apart when it comes to educating children

FACTS ABOUT INDIA: – Officially, India is known as the Republic of India – The largest city in India is Mumbai – India is the second most populated country in the world, after China – The capital city of India is New Delhi – The national currency is the Indian rupee – The lotus flower is India’s national flower – The official languages are Hindi and English – The literacy rate in India is […]

A Drop in the Bucket: Our Partnership with Wine To Water

Providing clean water to children in India and Sri Lanka

Earlier in the summer, as Luis Bourdet, Children Incorporated’s Director of International Programs, and I discussed our upcoming trip in August to India and Sri Lanka to visit twelve of our affiliated projects, I asked Luis what the children living in this particular region of the world could benefit from most outside of what sponsorship already provides for them. He said he would reach out to our volunteer coordinators to find out.