Heat Wave

July 19, 2022

India recorded 280 heat wave days across 16 states in 2022 — most in decade

We 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 In 2022, India recorded its hottest March. This triggered an early onslaught of heat...
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Vaccine Roll-Out

November 2, 2021
Over 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 fully vaccinated. We received news over the weekend from our ASHA India Tea...
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Site Manager Update

July 6, 2021

Thankful for NZ Assistance

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 also extremely thankful for the assistance from New Zealand which has...
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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 after Cyclone Tauktae killed more than 150 people. It comes as India is already...
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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 support, via our child sponsorship and general donations, is making a hug...
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Meri Kirihimeti

December 26, 2020
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 badly needed and we got it at the right time to provide food items to people in need...
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COVID-19 Update

November 12, 2020
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 and shops are now open and so are the schools.  The people continue ...
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Thank You!

September 7, 2020
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 will update you as soon as we have any further information about the distributi...
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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 this stage, our staff have been in lockdown for some time and thankfully we have receiv...
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Covid-19 Update

May 7, 2020
The Eastern states where we work suffer 25% of India's natural disasters, which means that the crisis precautions were largely already in place.  Existing cyclone shelters are being used to house migrant workers from other states during the coronavirus outbreak.  I...
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