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Vriksha

Vriksha

Vriksha grew up witnessing her parents' abusive marriage due to her father's alcoholism. When she was young, her father tragically committed suicide. Her mother, who only had a third-grade education, worked as a maid and cook to provide for her children. To give her children the best life possible, Vriksha's mother approached Project I Am for assistance in supporting her children's education. We have taken it upon ourselves to ensure that Vriksha and her brother receive a quality education and learn about their true Father, Jesus Christ.
Sruthi

Sruthi

Sruthi comes from a caste that scavenges through trash. Her father attempted to force a child marriage on her elder sister when she was only 15 years old. Sruthi's mother reached out to us for help to safeguard her daughters and support their education. Despite her past struggles, Sruthi has a joyful and friendly nature and aspires to become a nurse someday.
Sangeetha

Sangeetha

Sangeetha was living on the streets of Hyderabad, where her alcoholic mother would make her beg in heavy traffic every day to earn money for her drinking. Sangeetha survived by eating leftover food given to her by restaurants at night. In 2019, Project I Am International rescued her, and she currently resides in one of their girls' homes. Despite Sangeetha now being safe, her mother has chosen to remain living on the streets.
Rekha

Rekha

Rekha caught the attention of the Project I Am staff when they found her sifting through a local dump in search of scrap metal to sell. In 2017, her father was murdered by her mother's boyfriend. Unfortunately, her mother was an alcoholic and failed to provide her with care or protection. The PIA team rescued Rekha from this situation and provided her with a nurturing and supportive environment. Today, she is thriving. Her mother has also overcome her addiction and now lives with Rekha at the PIA rescue home.
Pooja

Pooja

Pooja was discovered living in a temporary shelter without access to basic necessities. She was identified during a COVID relief effort while begging on the streets, exposed to dangers of the roadside with no one to ensure her safety. Pooja's situation required urgent intervention. Luckily, she and her two siblings were able to find refuge in one of our Project I Am Rescue Home
Lakshmi

Lakshmi

Lakshmi lost her mother to throat cancer when she was just a baby. A few years later, her father passed away due to alcoholism. After their parents' deaths, Lakshmi and her brother had to live on the streets and beg for survival. Their only family contact is with their older sister's husband, who unfortunately treats them poorly. Luckily, Project I Am has intervened to provide them with a safe and loving environment.
Keerthana

Keerthana

Keerthana belongs to a family that is part of a lower caste known as "trash hunters". They sift through trash to find recyclable materials to make a living. Keerthana's family practice Hinduism and have not been open to accept Christ. Due to her vulnerable position of being at risk of trafficking, her mother requested us to provide protection for her. Ever since Keerthana came to live with us, she is safe, attending school, and most importantly, experiencing the love of Jesus.
Kanakalakshmi

Kanakalakshmi

Kanakalakshmi comes from a caste that scavenges through trash. When she was only 15 years old, her father attempted to force her into a child marriage. Her mother reached out to us for assistance in protecting her daughter and continuing her education. Kanakalakshmi also has a benign tumor in her stomach which causes her a lot of discomfort. Despite experiencing painful days, she always seems to have a smile on her face.
Glory K

Glory K

Glory is from a tribe of local temple prostitutes. Her parents have both died from AIDS that they contracted since her mother was an active prostitute. Project I Am International must keep Glory safe so that her tribe does not try to pull her into their ancestral practice of prostitution. She also has a lot of complex health needs that require special care.
Anushka SC

Anushka

Anushka was born on the streets. Her family lived under a small tarp on the side of a major road. She had already faced many hardships in her young life, one of the most heartbreaking being a severe eye infection that went untreated and ultimately resulted in permanent vision loss. When she was three years old, her entire family was rescued by Project I Am International and she has been happily growing up under their care ever since.
Aarthi

Aarthi

Aarthi grew up on the streets, as her parents were neglectful and forced her to beg every day in traffic. She was often verbally harassed by the crowds, making her vulnerable as a young girl. However, in 2018, Project I Am International rescued Aarthi and her younger siblings from that situation. Now, she is healthy, thriving, and most importantly, safe.

Meet Our Boys

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Sai Ram

Sai Ram’s father was murdered by his uncle when he was 4 years old. His mother sent him to work for the local milkman who forced him to work 14 hour days for very minimal wages. He was unable to attend school, spending all day working. The family was living in extreme poverty. Project I Am rescued him, his older brother, and his mother and they are now living safely in our rescue home.
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Ajay S

Ajay S. was living in a large slum in Hyderabad. He had no access to even the most basic essentials a child needs like food, shelter, or education. Project I Am International reached out to his slum and built a relationship with him and other street children in his community. Now, Ajay has lived in one of Project I Am International Rescue Homes since 2020 where he has started attending school for the first time.
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Ajay

Ajay was living on the streets with his four other siblings. He and his older brother spent the day doing odd jobs and begging in order to buy enough food to take care of his younger siblings. He was severely malnourished, but still faithfully worked the only way he knew how to care for his family. His entire family was rescued off the streets in 2017 and now happily lives with Project I Am.
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Ram

Ram was living on the streets with his four younger siblings. He and his younger brother spent the day doing odd jobs and begging in order to buy enough food to take care of his younger siblings. He was severely malnourished, but still faithfully worked the only way he knew how to care for his family. His entire family was rescued off the streets in 2017 and now happily lives with Project I Am.
Yernith

Yernith

Yernith had to flee from his home with his younger brother at the age of six. This was because of his physically abusive, alcoholic father. Yernith found himself living on the streets of Hyderabad, desperately searching for a safe place. Fortunately, Project I Am International came to his rescue and provided him with a real home in one of their rescue homes.
Swahan

Swahan

Swahan belongs to an impoverished community, where the primary occupation is working on poultry farms. Since a tender age, he has been working every day to clean chicken farms, and due to financial constraints, he was never able to attend school. Swahan's father was keen on providing better opportunities for his son and sought PIA's help to enable him to receive an education. Swahan enrolled in our PIA school in 2023 and will be the first literate individual in his family.
Sanjay

Sanjay

Sanjay's father died when he was four years old, and his mother died shortly after. He was left orphaned and forced to live with his aunt. She would mistreat Sanjay and force him to work in other people’s houses. A neighbor noticed the abuse Sanjay was a victim of and contacted Project I Am to help. Sanjay has now lived with us since 2019. He is full of life and excels in school.
Samuel

Samuel

Due to Samuel's father's alcoholism, his mother had to work as a maid to support the family. His father neglected their needs and would become physically abusive in his drunken state. On one occasion, he punched Samuel so hard that he broke his front teeth. Fearing for his safety, Samuel ran away from home. He is currently being cared for by Project I Am International. We were able to arrange several dental surgeries to repair the damage inflicted by his father, and now Samuel has a beautiful smile.
ramesh

Ramesh

Ramesh had a difficult early childhood due to his father's murder in 2016 and his mother's chronic alcoholism. As a result, Ramesh was forced to beg for food on the streets, but his mother often took the little money he managed to gather to buy more alcohol. In 2017, Ramesh was fortunate enough to join Project I Am Care, which provided him and his mother with the support they needed. His mother also received help and has since recovered from her drinking problem. Currently, both Ramesh and his mother live with the organization.
Rakesh

Rakesh

Rakesh lost his mother to throat cancer when he was only four years old. A few years later, his father passed away due to alcoholism. As a result, Rakesh and his younger sister were left homeless, living on the streets and begging for survival. Their only contact with family is through their older sister's husband, who unfortunately treated them poorly. Project I Am has intervened to provide a safe and nurturing environment for Rakesh and his sister.
Naveen

Naveen

Naveen belongs to the Adivasi tribal group, which is among the unreached people groups in India. The area where Naveen comes from is heavily persecuted, and his parents requested PIA to provide a safe place for Naveen and his brother. Naveen and his brother are the first members of their family to receive an education. Our hope is that Naveen will learn and acquire the skills he needs to go back to his tribe and share Jesus with them.
Laxman

Laxman

Laxman lived in a slum community next to a railway track. He lacked all the necessities that a child needs to grow and develop. To survive, Laxman sold snacks to passengers passing through the railway station. He had never had the opportunity to attend school or feel the love and protection of his parents. However, since he joined our Project I Am rescue home and school, Laxman has been receiving everything he needed, including hearing about how much Jesus loves him.
Kiran P

Kiran P

During the COVID, our Project I Am team provided food assistance to the slum communities. One day, while we were distributing food, we met Kiran on the streets. It was evident that he was barely surviving and had to sleep under a tarp. We quickly realized that he urgently needed our help, so we offered him a home with us. Kiran accepted our offer, and now he is happy, thriving, and safe from the vulnerabilities of street life.
Janith

Janith

Janith and his older brother fled from their home when Janith was just four years old. Their father was an abusive alcoholic and they were desperate to find safety. Unfortunately, they ended up surviving on the streets of Hyderabad, facing yet another vulnerable situation. Fortunately, Project I Am International found Janith and gave him a real home in one of their rescue homes.
Hemanth

Hemanth

Hemanth belongs to the Adivasi tribal group, one of India's unreached people groups. The area where Hemanth comes from is heavily persecuted, and his parents sought help from PIA to provide a safe haven for Hemanth and his brother. Interestingly, Hemanth and his brother are the first ones in their family to receive any formal education. We hope that Hemanth will continue his education and eventually return to his tribe to share his knowledge and teach them about Jesus.
Gabrial

Gabrial

Gabrial belongs to the Adivasi tribe, which is one of the unreached people groups in India. His family was the first to accept Christ in one of the communities where PIA works. Gabrial's father requested PIA to allow Gabrial to attend their residential school since he had no opportunity to learn in the tribal community. This opportunity would make Gabrial the first literate person in his village.
Chotu

Chotu

Chotu was living in difficult conditions under a tarp near a train station without access to water or electricity. To survive, he would sell small snacks to passengers on the trains. One day, during a visit by our PIA team to the area, Chotu expressed his desire to come live in our rescue homes. Chotu is a bright young man and is already making good progress with his studies. He is also very passionate about his faith in Jesus and has a strong desire to share the Good News with his community upon his return.
Charan

Charan

The PIA team came across Charan while distributing food during the COVID crisis. He was playing on the side of the road and appeared to be in a vulnerable situation as he had no parents around him. Charan's background is a mystery to him, and he doesn't even know his date of birth. He was left to fend for himself at a young age and had been surviving on the streets. We estimate him to be between 7 and 9 years old. Since coming under our care and receiving genuine love for the first time, Charan has become happier.
Ashok

Ashok

Ashok was forced to fend for himself on the streets after his father was murdered. His mother was an alcoholic and made him beg all day, sometimes selling pens and balloons, just to survive. Ashok and his older brother had to sleep on a bench at a bus stop but were often beaten and chased away by the police. However, in 2017, Project I Am International rescued Ashok from his situation. Now, he is thriving and excelling academically.
Abhinay SC

Abhinay

Abhinay's father passed away when he was young. To support his family, Abhinay took up odd jobs, which resulted in him falling behind in his studies. During this difficult time, Abhinay found Jesus, but unfortunately, his family didn't approve of his decision and started mistreating him. Fortunately, a friend of PIA came across Abhinay and recognized his situation. They introduced Abhinay to PIA, who is now taking care of him and helping him attend school again.