RAJU's Story

BEFORE


BEFORE

AFTER


AFTER

Though I am just a child yet the life for me was bitter as I lost both of my parents. Cleaning the fishing boats of others was my livelihood and I thought it was going to be my life. However the course has been changed after coming to this children home. I have got a new family full of love concern for me. I get food to eat, place to stay and go to school. So now it is my home. I express my heartfelt thanks to my sister Janet.
— Raju

Raju was four years old when he came to our children’s home. He had been taken care by his old grandmother Bujamma. His father was a very poor man having no money for the treatment of Raju after he was born with some problems. Raju’s father was very much depressed and so drank the poison and committed suicide. He had both parents. After his birth, this family had gone through lot of struggles and painful days. Seeing these unbearable struggles, Raju's father drank poison and killed himself.

Raju’s mother was stunned with the death of her husband. Now Raju was just a year old as she left him to his grandmother and went in search of a job.  Sadly Raju’s mother has never come back again and no one in the family knows anything about her. In the course of time, Raju’s grandmother had borrowed lot of money for their livelihood.

Having nothing to pay back for the debts, Raju was sent to work for those from whom the money was borrowed. He used to clean the fishing boats of those people on regular basis. Where he was supposed to be going to school and learning, there he was engaged in working to pay the debts.

Raju’s grandmother is a believer of Jesus and come to our church. She has requested to pray for Raju and his future. We have taken him to our children home where he has started experiencing the family atmosphere.