CCIMA - India
Date of birth: 2009
Country of origin: India
General Health of Child: Normal
Description: Karry Rajesh entered in CCIMA Children's Home because his father abandoned his mother and she was forced to work in labor.
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About CCIMA CHildren's Home
This home began in 2002 and has been supported by Orphan's Lifeline since 2004. The facility was scheduled to close in 2004 due to the lack of funds until it came to the attention of Orphan's Lifeline. When we first started helping the home, the children went to bed hungry each night and had to sleep on the dirt floor. All of the children were in very bad health and underdeveloped physically as their funding was not enough to provide them with enough food to eat. In 2005 the number of children in the home doubled as new orphans produced by the tsunami arrived. In 2006 the director was able to move the children to a much better rental building where they continue to reside. Many of the children have grown up here from a very young age. Coming to CCIMA has been a great turning point in numerous young live, allowing them to excel in their studies, to graduate and move on to vocation training schools and college.
A country approximately one third the size of the United States, yet it is second only to China in population, being the home to more than one billion souls. More than half of this nation is coastal and it is bordered by Burma and Pakistan, the latter of which they have had a border dispute for some time. Air pollution is a serious issue and nearly all of the water is undrinkable due to pollution by raw sewage and pesticides. More than 47% of the young children are malnourished and there are 400 million under the age of 18. Poor infrastructure, slow to moderate social development and social inequity due to deep rooted political and cultural/religious conflicts have resulted in a large poverty line! Many of the orphans belong to social and cultural or religious minorities that live throughout the 550,000 villages in rural India. Poor social status has left these children with little or no help and many are subjected to slavery just to survive.