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For €15 a month you can become part of a childs life.You can be responsible for feeding, clothing and educating a child.read more
Help out with a building project. It doesn't matter how small - your donation makes a difference.read more
Gifts for children
Donate money for gifts - footballs, cricket bats, skipping ropes etc., that benefit all the children in the orphanage.read more
Help educate children from the low caste peoples, who without Sharing Hands would never have a education.read more
Food and Medical
Help support Sharing Hands in their food and medical outreaches, to those who would otherwise do without.read more
Visit Sharing Hands
Come to India, meet with your sponsored child and visit parts of India that are not on the tourist list.read more
Carrying water to the Andhra Pradesh home used to be a huge task.
It wasn’t till 2008 that someone had donated the finances to dig a bore well and put a pump in. For the first time the children and six caretakers had water at their door, which before that had to be carried long distances to reach the home. This water was not only necessary for drinking but also for washing.
Caring for the children of Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh is situated on the country's south eastern coast and is historically called the "Rice Bowl of India" More than 77% of its crop is rice. It lies in the south eastern region of India, with Bay of Bengal on the east and shares boundaries with Orissa on the north, Tamil Nadu on the south and Karnataka on the west. Andhra Pradesh is the 5th largest state in India and the largest in South India, with an area of 2,75,086 kms, being almost the size of New Zealand in terms of area.
The Andhra Pradesh children’s home is the smallest of all four, but there is a new building almost complete. The present home is actually a small church with cement sheets on the roof and the children eat and sleep on the floor of it. This is their home and it is a place of joy, fun and smiles. I have visited it many times and always bring the children gifts as I do to all the children’s homes.
Unfortunately the finances were not available to build toilet facilities, so the children still had to use the fields. But fortunately none were ever bitten by snakes and like all the Sharing Hands kids, they are the most happiest, lovable and adorable kids in the world.