Meet our Girls

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.