For the past 21 years, the ministry Vanitashray has been serving the needs of orphans and vulnerable children and women across Maharashtra, India. Their goal? To give every child the chance to live with a family and reach their full potential. What began as a small children’s home for young girls has now transitioned to a day center which helps children remain with their families, and equips single mothers with job training that enables them to provide for their children.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected Indian life in every possible way. From the economy, to health care to countless lives lost. This humanitarian crisis has affected millions of people across the nation, and those living in the lowest rungs of society have been hit the hardest. But instead of it halting their work, the pandemic has only increased the scope of Vanitashray’s ministry and impact. Anu Silas, Vanitashray’s founder and director shared, “There are many young children who have lost their parents to COVID, some have lost their only adult caregiver and are vulnerable at this point of time.”
Anu continues to work with poor families and single mothers and together with her team is providing food and meeting the needs they can.
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