Experiencing firsthand the devastating effects of poverty, and the systemic nature of generational hopelessness endured by hundreds of thousands of people in Pune alone, there are so many are without hope. Lacking many of the resources we take for granted here at home. Basic human needs like clothing, food, and shelter are difficult to come by. There is no education for many people. Human trafficking is common.
Medical treatment and healthcare exist only for the wealthy. Basic medicines and hygienic products are not available to much of the population.
How it all began:
In January of 2019 we visited Pune, India with a medical mission team. There, we provided a free medical camp to over 1500 poor people from local communities. There were so many issues affecting the people of Pune that really broke my heart. Diabetes, High Blood pressure, malnourishment and dental issues, and hearing loss are prevalent. We were able to provide triage medical examinations, pharmaceutical medications, a visit with a doctor, and health education. It was an amazing experience. The saddest part is that we could only do so much in a 2 week time frame. My vision is to provide medical treatment for the poorest communities year round.
We travelled around and saw the slums; home to so many people living below the poverty level. They have little to no food or clothing and some are living on the streets. They have nothing. No hope, no education, no medical care, and no future.
In Pune there is a home for young children who were rescued from human trafficking and other unsafe living situations associated with poverty. It is so great to provide housing, clothing, food, education, and love to these children Our vision is to expand this project to house more children as there are so many more that are not yet rescued.