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In India, women are often disadvantaged and widows disenfranchised. In our small bid to challenge this we extend our support and care to over 50 gorgeous widows in the town of Narsapur. Last week the team served the gorgeous women a meal, and they in turn gave us a serving on the dance floor. After learning that many had trouble seeing, we organised an optometrist. Twenty of the women need glasses. The generous team jumped on the opportunity to contribute and together we’ve already paid for 13 of the 20 pairs of spectacles. Every team member authentically connected with these beautiful women, their journey...

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For many, going to the dentist is not our favourite thing, an activity we’d prefer to avoid. Truth is, nothing keeps the dentist away like poverty!  And yet for an impoverished mother of three with an infected tooth so badly infected that her jaw is swollen and the pain is impeding her ability to talk, eat and work, the help of a dentist is enviable. Last week she got that help.  For many, going to the dentist is not our favourite thing, an activity we’d prefer to avoid. Truth is, nothing keeps the dentist away like poverty!  And yet for an impoverished mother of three with an...

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Yesterday we arrived at the New Life Children’s Home. The 80 or so children greeted us with flowers, music and even fireworks! The kids are gorgeous and steal your heart within minutes. Today we visited the, almost complete, Lepers Colony Housing Project. Those visiting for the first time were not confronted by the poverty and hopelessness encountered by past teams. Instead they were overwhelmed by the grandness of these amazing homes and the vibrance and gratitude of the people. For those of us, like Beth and Brent, who have seen the homes in construction, we were totally flabbergasted at the end product! ...

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Every year we take a small team of volunteers to India to see and engage with the Foundation's projects and the people they empower.  But there's nothing small about this years team, or the two weeks ahead of them. They will participate in a heap of the Foundation's initiatives, a sure highlight being the opening of the Lepers Colony Housing Project this week!  But first, what better place to begin ones Indian journey then the Taj Mahal. Today the team trekked to Agra to behold this wonder of the world! So on behalf of Matt, Dan, Hannah, Sarah, Brent, Mark, Alywne, Camryn, Marina,...

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Matt, John and I snuck off to India a day before the team with a special mission. A little task that ended up being hugely impacting! But to understand why, I need rewind to a different day, 12 years ago. On my first ever India trip, I visited a remote Indian tribal village. When we arrived the young girls were herded against a wall and lined up for easy viewing. I later learnt this was because they thought we wanted to purchase the girls, who were often trafficked.  With the support of sponsors, these girls were offered the opportunity of an education. They stayed and studied at the Foundation's Girls School during...

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