Love is always the solution
There are children in Calcutta who live in the streets, some with their families, amidst piles of trash or in slums and in old cemeteries where millions of homeless Indians live. The Orthodox Church in Kolkata reaches out to these desperate souls and gives them a breakfast of milk, biscuits and vitamins. For many of these children, it is their only meal for the entire day. We also do our best to provide for others at our soup kitchens.
Despite the fact that India’s government policies publicly voice great progress in obliterating the caste system, supposedly reaching out to help the needy and homeless children, poverty is rampant as is apathy to the dreadful conditions facing so many children. On street corners and at the old Muslim cemeteries, thousands of children are born in the most primitive of environments, without water and in the most dire unhygienic conditions – a breeding ground for serious infections and illnesses. Survival is indeed difficult and they try to do so under deplorable conditions.
According to the 2011 Indian census, Kolkata has a population of 14.1 million, making it the third-most populous metropolitan area in India.
Poverty is still rife there. A million sleep in the street, children are begging instead of studying, young children are forced into hard work that only adults can do.
Mainly the children who were born in the streets, who never learnt what home is, or never smelt warm food, or never learnt to read or write.
the homeless families who sleep in the streets and try to be protected from the sun and rain with brunches of trees and cartons.
The maltreated women who have no rights to education and generally are exploited.
the sick people who face the death because there isn’t medical treatment.
the children and adults who fight for a dignified life every day.
Our love can become a ray of hope and life for thousands of people in South Asia
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