Laxmi came to Big World Project's home in Keshvapuram in 2019 after her mother's passed away from lung cancer. Laxmi's father also passed away from lung cancer in 2016. She has experienced much grief in her short time on Earth. Laxmi is full of life and has a bright future ahead of her. She came to the home with her brother Rakesh who cares deeply for her. Together they have come to our home to heal, to be loved, and to grow. With your sponsorship with BWP, Laxmi can be in an environment that will promote her success in life!
When Pratyusa was very young, her father drank himself to death. In the aftermath of this tragedy, Pratyusa’s mother suffered a mental breakdown and was unable to provide proper care for her children. What ended up happening is that Pratyusa and her siblings were left to wander the streets with no protection and no guidance. Pratyusa’s presence on the streets caused her to be seen as vulnerable and was subject to abuse at the hands of local men who took advantage of her young age and special needs. GGM immediately placed her in Lydia’s Home for Girls. Now Pratyusa is living in a safe environment filled with love, safety, guidance and good care. Despite a life so difficult that most people couldn’t imagine, she continues to exuberate happiness and joy in a spirit of positive resilience. With your support of Big World Project, Pratyusa will continue to receive the shelter, food, clothing, education, love, and knowledge about Christ that she so desperately needs in her life.
In her short ten years on this earth, Kanakalakshmi, along with her sister, have only ever known life on the streets, begging for money, always hungry. When Kanakalakshmi’s parents didn’t take her along to beg with them, they would lock her in a shipping container with 30 other children whose parents were also beggars. In the intense summer heat, the children nearly suffocated in this tiny, stifling, filthy room. The older boys who were confined with her often bullied and harassed Kanakalakshmi, leaving her living in fear, alone, and afraid all the time. Kanakalakshmi and her older sister learned that they could work together to pilfer items from people’s homes. When they were caught stealing, they were severely beaten. The sisters were welcomed into Lydia’s Home for girls, the first clean, loving, comfortable home they’ve ever known. At this Big World Project orphanage, they now enjoy soft beds, three nutritious meals a day, and the opportunity go to school and learn. Kanakalakshmi is learning not only her lessons, but also of the love of Jesus. This once hopeless child is now filled with the joy of a promising future.
Sruthi, and her little sister have only ever known life on the streets begging for money. On days when Sruthi’s mom and dad did not to take the girls with them to beg, they would leave them locked in a small room with thirty other children whose parents were also panhandling. When locked up, the children would nearly suffocate in the unbearable heat. The older boys who were confined with Sruthi often bullied her and abused her. Sruthi and her sister were taught how to playfully and innocently enter into people’s homes to steal small things of value. When she was caught, she was severely beaten. A local pastor saw her plight and rescued her. He convinced her parents to relinquish Sruthi and her sister to the care of Global Gospel Ministries. They received the sisters at Lydia’s Home for girls, a Big World Project sponsored home. Sruthi and her sister now enjoy a comfortable bed, three nutritious meals a day, and go to school. They’re learning of the love of Jesus and live with the joyful hope of a promising future. All this is possible because of your sponsorship gifts to Big World Project.
As a young child, Shailaja's family could not afford her education or even meet her basic needs due to their very meager earnings. Her mom and dad spent long hours working fields and begging for money. Shailaja loved her mom and dad very much but was unable to live with them because they were rarely home and provided an unstable and unhealthy home when they were there. They have been grateful for our care of Shailaja and would occasionally visit her when possible as time passed. Our house parents would sometimes take her to see her mom or dad when they would travel to the city. Seldom would they connect since they had no means for communicating. In 2017, tragedy stuck this dear little girl once more. Shailaja’s mom murdered her husband in a domestic dispute and is now incarcerated. Our GGM house parents, Gabriel and Naveen, have given special care to Shailaja and she is navigating through her emotional turmoil with love and support. Shailaja is tenderhearted, gentle and always positive. With the help of your sponsorship through Big World Project, Shailaja will continue to receive the shelter, food, clothing, education, love, and knowledge of Christ that she so desperately needs in her life.
Martha is nine years old and comes from a caste whose profession is begging. Although her parents accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Savior, they were still fearful to leave the only means of survival they have ever known. They continued to go from village to village begging. They could not afford to educate Martha nor provide a safe environment for her to grow. Initially wanting Martha to also beg on the streets, her parents came into contact with our partner, Global Gospel Ministries. They encouraged her parents to allow Martha to come to Jackson Mission School. Consenting, Martha now resides at the Aubrey House for girls where she is being educated, enjoys three meals a day and has a comfortable bed to sleep. We are grateful to God for her beautiful spirit and we are confident that she will be a bright light for Jesus Christ. All this is possible because of your sponsorship gifts to Big World Project.
This precious 13-year old girl has suffered more heartache than could possibly be described. Her name is Likitha and she loves her younger brother (10-year old Sai) who resides with her at our home in Kesh. Likitha is taller than all her peers and her smile is captivating. She possesses a special poise and grace rare among children so young. She has an older sister as well and we’re sadly not sure of her whereabouts. Shortly after her brother was born Likitha’s father took his own life. Her 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 her (and her younger brother) and care for her with the love of Christ. Would you kindly consider sponsoring Likitha for $20 a month for one year and pray for her daily?
The children we love and care for in our home at Kesh most often come to us as orphans. But Seetha is an exception. Seetha has a mom and dad and she loves them dearly. But circumstances require that her parents work in places that don’t allow them to be near their children. They are too poor to provide for their children’s basic needs much less education. So we have taken them into our home in Kesh. She loves her older sister and 2 younger brothers. Seetha is 9 years of age and is thriving in school. She loves the Lord and is always happy. Our goal at BWP is to establish a business by 2020 close to the home in Kesh. We hope to hire her parents to work for our PCF business earning a much better salary and in close proximity to their children.
Sanjana is 6 years old and has two younger twin sisters. Sanjana has a mom and dad who live in the slums. Their work is collecting metal items in the hope to make some money in recycling. The profits from this kind of work are slim to none. Sanjana’s parents are Hindu but they are willing to allow their oldest daughter to decide her own spiritual destiny. Our house parents at Kesh asked if we would be willing to receive her into our home and loving care hoping that Sanjana will put her faith in Christ. Sanjana is enjoying school and she is very receptive to the gospel. She is so happy to have good food, a comfortable bed and the love of her peers and caretakers at our home in Kesh. When her twin sisters are old enough we will consider taking them in as well. It is our goal to expand our business so that we can hire her parents and provide them a work that will allow them to one day have a home of their own.
Vijaylakshmi is a beautiful 9-year-old girl who adores her older brother Anil. She has a quiet disposition in her spirit and a very inquisitive mind. Her 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. Vijaylakshmi’s 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 precious little girl but in the time that we do we hope she will come to faith in Christ. Please sponsor Vijaylakshmi Laxshmi and pray for her for as long as she is with us. Vijaylakshmi is expressively thankful to be in our care at our Kesh home enjoying good food, a comfortable bed and a good education.
Sunanda is a lovely 11-year-old girl. Her father worked hard as a construction worker to keep the family in tact. He suddenly and tragically passed away two years ago. Sunanda’s mom has struggled to find work and has had to hire herself out as a domestic helper. Sunanda did not process the loss of her father in a healthy way and it has adversely affected her in many ways. She lost all interest in education and found it very difficult to concentrate on anything. Sunanda loves her life with us at Kesh. She is precious and our house parents there are helping her to grieve while finding hope in Jesus. We believe Sunanda is going to be greatly used of God.
Harini is 10 years old and her sister is 6years old. Their father is partially blind and also has the night blindness due to which he cannot earn for the family. Their mother sells iron pieces that she collects as waste and makes small income out of it. They approached us for help regarding the upbringing of these two siblings. They also belong to the village of Rekurthi.
Vaishnavi is the 6 year old little sister of Harini. Their father is partially blind and also has the night blindness which makes him unable to earn an income for the family. Their mother makes a small income from selling iron pieces that she collects as waste. They approached us for help regarding the upbringing of these two siblings. They also belong to the village of Rekurthi.