Rakesh came to Big World Project's home in Keshvapuram in 2019 after his mother's passed away from lung cancer. Rakesh's father also passed away from lung cancer in 2016. He has experienced much grief in his 8 years on Earth. Rakesh is full of life and has lots of love to share. He cares faithfully for his younger sister Laxmi. Together they have come to our home to heal, to be loved, and to grow. With your sponsorship with BWP, Rakesh can be in an environment that will promote his success in life!
We can’t begin to express how much we love this young boy. His name is Gangadhar and he is adorable beyond description. Gangadhar recently turned 8 and he has a gentle spirit that is absolutely beautiful. His eyes light up when you address him and he melts into you when you hug him. Gangadhar looks for any opportunity to serve. Gangadhar is new to our home in Kesh.
His mother and father worked as laborers together in the fields securing transportation to and from their work. In 2018, while returning home after a hard day of farming, Gangadhar’s mom and dad tragically died in a terrible car accident. With no living relatives Gangadhar was entrusted to our care. May we humbly ask you to pray for this young boy and would you kindly consider sponsoring him for $20.00 a month for one year?
This handsome young man is Sai Chennuri. His parents could not afford to provide his education nor even meet his basic needs due to their very meager earnings. His mom and dad spent long hours working fields and begging for money. He has an older sister, Shailaja, whom he adores. They love their mom and dad very much but were unable to live with them because their mom and dad were rarely home.
Their parents battled poverty on many levels and eventually succumbed to its beat down. In 2017, tragedy stuck this dear little boy another harsh blow. Sai’s mom murdered her husband in a domestic dispute and was incarcerated. Our GGM house parents, Gabriel and Naveen, have given special care to Sai and his sister and he is navigating through his emotional turmoil with love and support. Sai is tenderhearted, gentle and always full of life. With the help of your sponsorship through Big World Project, Sai will continue to receive the shelter, food, clothing, education, love, and knowledge of Christ that he so desperately needs in his life.
This amazing 10-year old boy has suffered more heartache than could possibly be described. His name is Sai Vanarasi and he loves his older sister (13-year old Likitha) who resides with him at our home in Kesh. Sai is a great help around the home and he is deeply loved by his peers. He possesses a quiet strength that is so rare in children his age. He is a diligent student and loves sports of every kind. He has an oldest sister as well and we’re sadly not sure of her whereabouts. Shortly after Sai was born his father took his own life. His mother did all she could to raise the family until February of 2019 when she succumbed to the desperations of poverty and committed suicide. We are honored to have the opportunity to love this confident young man and care for him with the love of Christ. Would you kindly consider sponsoring Sai for $20 a month for one year and pray for him daily?
Karthik is a little boy who has a mom and dad but his parents are simply unable to keep him safe and nurtured. They live in a slum where every shelter is constructed with a few bamboo sticks and covered with a tattered tarp or sheets of plastic. Karthik is the youngest in the family. His older brother and 2 sisters are also under our care. Their father and mother go from house to house buying unused iron pieces to sell at a metal collection repository. Until we took in the children they had no hope for education, good food or clean clothing. They have been excelling in school and so happy to have the opportunity to be educated. We are working in conjunction with their parents hoping to see this family one-day have the ability to be together
Ishwar is five and his sister Keerthana is seven. They have suffered a great deal of domestic violence and physical abuse. Their father is an alcoholic and has terribly and regularly abused his wife. She worked by selling ice creams on the streets to help her children survive. In tears she begged us to take her children to our home in Kesh so she could flee her husband and hopefully build a life that would allow her to raise the children in a more protected environment. If she came to our home she would be discovered. She hopes to one day be in a safe environment with her children and we are going to help make this possible in time
Raju is our oldest boy at the home in Kesh. He is 14 years old and seems to love his new place in life. He is a very kind young man and a huge help at our home. He has a dad who cuts hair for a living as a freelance barber. His father makes only enough money to survive. His mother consumed poison in February of 2019 overwhelmed by family debt she was unable to clear. Raju was vulnerable and contemplating street life. His uncle brought Raju to us to care for him and see that he is well educated.
The only life David knew was life in the slums. He has a younger brother Daniel whom he dearly loves. David is 7 and his brother is 5. The boys came to us together and they are inseparable. David has never been to school and wants so much to learn all he can. His mom and dad do all they can to survive but they
simply were not able to do enough. Dad buys low quality rice grains and sells them to desperate people for a slight increase and David’s mom pushes a stroller trying to sell combs and plastic household items. These boys miss their mom and dad but love going to school, having good clothing and eating three good meals a day. We will work to bring this family together. The challenges to do this are great and it takes people of severe poverty time to buy their own place to live and grow some crops to survive.
The only life Daniel knew was life in the slums. He has an older brother David whom he dearly loves. Daniel is 5 and David is 7. The boys came to us together and they are inseparable. Daniel has never been to school and wants so much to learn all he can. His mom and dad do all they can to survive but they simply were not able to do enough. Dad buys low quality rice grains and sells them to desperate people for a slight increase and Daniel’s mom pushes a stroller trying to sell combs and plastic household items. These boys miss their mom and dad but love going to school, having good clothing and eating three good meals a day. We will work to bring this family together. The challenges to do this are great and it takes people of severe poverty time to buy their own place to live and grow some crops to survive.
Prakash is a 10 year old energetic young man. He is full of life and loves to explore. He has only ever known life in a slum that defies all explanation. He has a mom and dad and they practice the Hindu religion. Prakesh took to life on the streets to survive. His parents tried to send him to various homes to care for him but to no avail. Prakesh wanted nothing to do with living in a hostel and would jump walls to escape shortly after being accepted. In April of 2019 his father died of a heat stroke. His mother asked if we would take a risk and try to care for him. So far Prakash loves his life with us at Kesh. He loves his peers
and is doing well in school and learning the disciplines of life. We are praying he puts his faith in Jesus. This dear boy has been a challenge but is now finding his stride and he is developing into a very sweet and compliant young man.
Zechariah is 5 years old and full of life. He is affectionate and loves to laugh. His mother died giving birth to him and his father is a well-known criminal who went to jail convicted of robbery and murder. Zechariah was left to fend for himself sleeping on railway platforms and bus station. He ate left overs given to him by passengers. Zechariah’s uncle took him in for a short time but soon discovered he was unable to tend to his needs. Zechariah embraced the street life mentality of showing no interest in studies and demanding personal freedom. He refused to be confined to a life at home with his uncle. I am happy to say that Zechariah has taken well to the life structures at our home in Kesh. It offers him enough freedom to feel unfettered and his peers inspire him to want to learn. He is also performing his work duties efficiently and seems to love the opportunities he is afforded in our care.
Anil is a strong 11-year-old boy who deeply loves his little sister Vijaylakshmi. He possesses an energetic spirit and has a very sharp mind. Anil’s parents are Hindus who work very hard to provide for their children. They simply cannot do enough to take care of their most basic needs. His mother carries sand bags for a local contractor all day long and her father seeks to buy and sell iron pieces for very little profit. We don’t know how long we will have this amazing young man but in the time that we do we hope he will come to faith in Christ. Please sponsor Anil and pray for him for as long as he is with us. Anil loves living at our home in Kesh. He proves his gratitude for enjoying good food, a comfortable bed and a good education by his readiness to be a good helper for his house parents.
Occasionally we will take into our care children who have both a mom and dad but are in a very desperate situation due to extreme poverty. This is the case with Charan and his little sister Akshara. Charan is a mischievous eight year old who is very proud to have a little sister. Akshara is always beaming with joy and loves her life at Kesh. She is feminine and loves being a little girl.
Their parents work as daily wage earners in paddy fields with very meager earnings to meet the needs of the family. They begged us to help with their children’s education and their needs of food and clothing. We decided to welcome them to stay at our home at Kesh as we want them to know Christ as their personal Savior. Both Akshara and Charan have placed their faith in Jesus and are growing in their understanding of who God is. Though we strive to do all we can to keep families in tact we can’t always do that and sometimes it’s not the best thing to do. We don’t know for certain how long these two will be with us, but as long as they are under our loving care we will give them every opportunity to mature in spirit, soul and body.
Kotesh is 8 years old and he belongs to the village of Bachanapet in Warangal district of Telangana. He is the eldest sibling with a baby sister. His father and mother are daily wage earners who earn by selling plastic items on the streets. They are unable to bear the expenses for his better upbringing and sought our help . He belongs to a Hindu family and is now learning to know about the Lord Jesus Christ at our home at Kesh. We pray that he will accept him as his personal savior soon
Paulson is a single child to his parents but lost his father a year back due to a prolonged illness that he sustained by consuming alcohol. He is 6 years old and his mother is illiterate and worked in houses as a house maid but couldn’t earn enough to support his education and well being. He is from the village of Rekurthi in Karimnagar district.