LWB Is Heading To India!

LWB is heading to India
All of us at LWB are beyond excited to continue our expansion to help children around the globe.  Today I want to tell you about a new collaboration between Love Without Boundaries and the international NGO Khusi Hona to impact children in central India.  

In the fall of 2016, I met in person with Khusi Hona's director, Matthew von Rooyen.  By the end of our first meeting, it was clear that we shared a passion to help children in the most underserved communities. We discussed several possibilities to work together to help hurting children, and I'm thrilled to share more information about our new joint medical initiative.
 
LWB is heading to India
Our work will center in the Bundelkhand region, which has eight of the poorest districts in India. This region is largely inhabited by both tribal groups and Dalits (previously called the 'untouchables.') 
LWB is heading to India

Since 2003, this area has been hit by almost continual severe drought, and the children in the region have truly suffered.  As one Indian newspaper reported:  "Swathes of land lie unused; peasants migrate or take their own lives as the crippling water crisis shatters their hopes."
LWB is heading to India

We will be focusing our efforts in four rural villages which have little to no access to medical facilities or to the basic, yet critical information about pediatric health care.

Through this new project, Khusi Hona is putting together a medical outreach team who will travel to the villages on a weekly basis to provide access to vitamins, medicines, and basic primary care.  When their team identifies children with critical health issues, such as severe malnutrition, heart defects or tumors, LWB will help provide surgeries and treatment through our Unity Initiative.  

 LWB is heading to India

Abandonment remains the #1 reason why Indian children end up in orphanage care. Babies with medical issues are at the highest risk of both abandonment and even infanticide.  If we can prevent even one more child from becoming orphaned in India, we will be so thankful.   

 LWB is heading to India

We are aware that this is going to be a big project, but we know with your support that both positive and encouraging things will come of it.  

LWB believes fully that Every Child Counts. In China, Uganda, Cambodia, and now India, we will continue to work every single day to bring hope and healing to some of the most vulnerable children on earth.
 
I can't wait to share more soon.
 
Amy Eldridge
Chief Executive Officer