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Happy Valley

Happy Valley has seen several changes recently.  The physiotherapist and speech therapist both left to pursue higher studies, and both are being replaced.  This is normal – the school provides a wonderful training ground for younger workers in this field…

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Asha Kiran

Since earlier this year, Grace Ministries has taken over Asha Kiran.  Santhosh will continue as a trustee for the time being so as to provide continuity, but will move to a well-earned retirement in a year or two. The new…

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Mrs Nahu

“The loan sharks don’t come to our village any more”

In our recent Tidings we described how successful the women’s credit unions (self-help groups) that we foster have become, so much so that another administrator was needed. The good news is that another animator has been appointed already.  Pastor…

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On the beach

Day 13 Wednesday 21st February 2024

Wednesday was our last day in India. After some last minute shopping we went back to Happy Valley for a final few hours, giving us a chance to get to know some more of the children. Annisery suffers from Cerebral…

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Arayanad tuition group

Day 12 Tuesday 20th February 2024

Our last full day was spent at our second special needs school, Happy Valley. It was a wonderful time when we could meet the new children and see how the others have developed over the last year. One newcomer is…

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Credit Union

Day 11 Monday19th February 2024

We spent another day around the Neyyar Dam. It is an idyllic spot, very beautiful, but also one that harbours much poverty. One such person who we helped recently is Prida, who was in agony with fibroids in her uterus.…

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Thanal ladies 2

Day 10 Sunday 18th February 2024

Today was spent at Thanal House, a home for destitute women who have been rescued from a life on the streets.  Most of them have severe psychological problems and many have been rejected by their families. It was great to…

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Transplant patients

Day 9 Saturday 17th February 2024

Another busy day. The morning was spent at Happy Valley meeting some of the many people who we are helping. These include a large group of people with kidney failure. Some have had transplants and need expensive medications to prevent…

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Shanti Bavan

Day 8 Friday 16th February 2024

First port of call today was Shanti Bhavan, a home for destitute men which we support. We received the usual enthusiastic welcome. Talking to Rani and Johnny it was clear that they had a problem - the iron roof had…

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Leema sewing

Day 7 Thursday 15th February

We spent the day with Pastor Wilson visiting people who we have helped recently, are helping or who are hoping that we will help them. Too many to recount here. Leema was poor but could sew.  She is married with…

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