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.
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.')
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."
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.