During the flooding in December, crops were destroyed, major storage barns in South-India were flooded and it ruined tons and tons of food. This has caused a significant inflation of all prices including food, petrol/diesel, electricity, cooking gas, medicines, milk and other essentials. Teachers in our primary schools and a few or our staffs who live off campus are unable to meet daily needs with their current salary.
We have hired a part time Psychiatrist as part of the Government requirement as well. We would like to add meat as part of our regular weekly meal plan for our children. At present are able to feed our children lentils with rice at least once a day, egg once a week and soya bean meal maker once a week. Apart from this our children eat Roti and Rice Cakes with vegetable curry. We serve them meat on occasions like Christmas, Easter and few other festivals in the year.
We have extremely detailed and well thought out plans to provide the children and women we support livelihoods, shelter, nourishment, primary care, vocational programs in health, education, agriculture, disaster preparedness and response and we conduct various evangelical outreach programs in the community.
With the mounting expenses from all these activities we are currently running a deficit of $2,000 each month. If only 10 of you commit to support us with $200 a month we will be able to bridge this gap. Please keep us and the current needs in your hearts and prayers, every dollar we raise will help improve the lives of those you so generously support. Also, keep us lifted for all the major needs and renovation which has to be completed by the end of August.
Judith Jacob Siddharth and family