Site Manager Update

Our Site Manager brought great news to us this week.  He reports that all is well with the sponsor children.  They are so very grateful for the continued support from the sponsors.  They are alsoRead more

A powerful cyclone has torn into Eastern India

Cyclone Yaas, which intensified into a "very severe cyclonic storm", hit the states of West Bengal and Orissa - also known as Odisha.  This is the second cyclone to hit the country in a week afterRead more

India struggles with COVID

Even though the COVID situation in India is grim, we are grateful that technology has allowed us to keep in regular contact with our ASHA India Team.  They want you to know that all financial supporRead more

Construction Projects in Full Swing

We are very excited that building work at our new centre is now in full swing. It is great to see this project nearing completion as it means that we will no longer be reliant on rented accommodationRead more

Experts say a sharp rise in Covid-19 cases ‘alarming’

Experts say that poor adherence to safety protocols is driving the surge. There were 37,000 new cases reported on 21 March, a sharp increase from the low of 10,000 per day experienced earlier in theRead more

Meri Kirihimeti

When we look back on this year, we are very thankful to our sponsors for their generous support. The COVID-19 relief that was sent twice during the desperate time was a blessing. It was very badlyRead more

COVID-19 Update

The number of new COVID cases are slowly decreasing throughout India, and active cases fell below 5 lakh (500,000) on Tuesday for the first time since July.  In the areas we work the local markets aRead more

Thank You!

Thank you for the overwhelming response to our COVID Relief Appeal.  Our people on the ground will be distributing relief to our ASHA India families and community contacts in rural India. We willRead more

Emergency Appeal

We have just received correspondence from our ASHA India Board further outlining the worsening situation that COVID 19 is inflicting on the communities in which we are working and other individualsRead more

Children All Well.

Recent contact with our team in India has assured us that all our children are being well cared for. However, one of our team has contracted the COVID virus and is currently being cared for inRead more

Pandemic Worsens In India

India has now overtaken Russia as the country with the third-highest total reported cases in the world. The disease is spreading quickly, and hospital facilities are already stretched. At thisRead more

COVID Relief Package Distribution

We are very thankful for donations that have allowed us to buy relief packages and are happy to report that they have now been distributed by ASHA India. Read more

Supporting Youth
& Children

“I come from a very poor village where there is no school. My family was not able to feed all of us so I am very happy to be in the Hostel. I am getting an education and am very grateful to my NZ sponsors” - Ruben (aged 10).



Crisis Relief

India frequently faces calamities such as droughts, floods, hailstorms, cyclones and unseasonal rain. The Indian government says the eastern area of India where we work has unique geoclimatic conditions that make it vulnerable to multiple natural disasters.



Economic Empowerment

You may be surprised how much of a difference providing income generation can be life changing not only to families, but to the well-being of the wider community.



For The People
By The People

People are at the heart of everything and anything we do. From those called to work in the hostels, to those reaching out into the communities we serve and to the families we connect with,  through it all, we strive to demonstrate love, grace and compassion.




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