According to UNICEF, over 11 MILLION children currently live on the streets of India.
For these innocent children, the streets are their only home. They spend their days scavenging landfills and wandering train stations or the main roads of major cities. Their only source of survival is begging or selling small gadgets or toys under the hot sun and in crowded markets. Every day, their only goal is to earn just enough money to eat one meal before making their bed on the cold, dirty sidewalk or underneath a bench in a bus station. The police, the ones that should be offering the protection they crave, often beat and harass them in the middle of the night.
Each day, they become more vulnerable as they fall prey to the reality of life on the streets – abuse, trafficking, addiction.
Some do have families living with them on the streets. However, these families are extremely dysfunctional. Parents often force their children to work for slave like wages to fuel their drug or alcohol addictions. Street kids witness and experience the unthinkable, stealing away their young innocence.
The cycle of not just poverty, but addiction, abuse, and illiteracy, will continue for these 11 million, unless someone, like you, steps in to give them the gift of hope. The opportunity to leave the streets and experience a home, education, and most importantly, love. By supporting the work of Project I Am International, a child can leave their horrendous life on the streets. They won’t have to spend another day wondering if they will have food to eat or sleep safely that night.
Seeking opportunity to escape extreme poverty
Abandonment or death of parents or guardians
Would you help us rescue a child today?
Your gift will rescue a child from their horrendous life on the streets. They won’t have to spend another day wondering if they will be able to eat that day or sleep safely that night.
Ashok is just one child who has been rescued from the streets, but there are still thousands waiting just like him. Will you give them a place that finally feels like home? Click on any of the options below to start giving today!
Ways you can contribute to our mission!
Provide a Child with Nutrition food for a month.
Will help with rescue efforts to bring a child off the streets
Covers all the monthly expenses for food, clothing and education for a child in our rescue homes.