Heat WaveJuly 19th 2022We have just had an update arrive from ASHA India "Now we have a little rain so we are very happy because the summer heat was very much unbearable to us." Please see below recent news article InRead more
Vaccine Roll-OutNovember 2nd 2021Over 1 billion people in India have had their first Covid Vaccine and 329 million are now fully vaccinated. These are staggering numbers however it represents only 23.8% of the population being fulRead more
Site Manager UpdateJuly 6th 2021Our 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 IndiaJune 1st 2021Cyclone 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 COVIDApril 28th 2021Even 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 SwingMarch 23rd 2021We 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’March 21st 2021Experts 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 KirihimetiDecember 26th 2020When 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 UpdateNovember 12th 2020The 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!September 7th 2020Thank 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 AppealAugust 6th 2020We 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
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).
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.
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.