Asha Grih

Believers Church's Homes of Hope for Street Children

Child Stories

Jumping for Joy to Go to School

Posted on Nov 25, 2013 in Stories | 0 comments

Himanshu was only 7 years old and his brother Harish two years younger, but they had already experienced a tough life. Their father was an alcoholic and did not care for them properly. Their mother eventually abandoned them, leaving them with their impoverished grandmother. The grandmother was unable to provide even their basic needs. Knowing their futures were uncertain, Himanshu and Harish’s grandmother went to the Child Welfare Committee in Delhi for help. The boys were admitted to Asha Grih’s Boys Home for long term care and protection....

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Five Brothers Rescued from a Slum

Posted on Nov 22, 2013 in Stories | 0 comments

Five Brothers Rescued from a Slum

Fourteen-year-old Rajesh worked over 70 hours a week in a Motor Repair Shop near his home in a Delhi slum. It wasn’t enough. His younger siblings—Rajeev, Sarvan, Radha, Raja and Raj—were malnourished and missing school. The children’s father abandoned the family years ago. Their mother recently died of a prolonged illness. It was now up to Rajesh to care for his siblings and pay the bills. He spent most of his time working and the rest in housework. Then things got worse. Not liking the risk of child tenants, their landlord threw them out of...

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