Welcome to FAITH HOME FOR CHILDREN
Faith Home was started in May 2008 to provide Institutional Care and Support to the HIV infected and affected Children. It continues to do just that. Efforts to connect with the HIV and AIDS infected and affected families located in high risk villages is now becoming a reality. Faith Home provides services of a trained nurse to attend to the infected persons’ immediate medical needs and still in hope through counselling and prayer at the above homes.
Local Panchayath (Village Council) has allotted a piece of prime land for the Faith Home. By the grace of God, we were able to mobilize innumerable contribution both in cash and kind for putting up two simple structures with thatched roof on the allotted land. Initial hick-ups of roof leaks are mostly plugged by covering tarpaulin on grass roof. Travails of the poor are a reality for us. Then in 2013 we were able to put up concrete structures for girls for their safety and privacy containing girls dorm on top & prayer cum study down. Further in 2017 we were able to put up separate building for boys containing boys dorm on top & a proper dining hall and safe kitchen down. We at Faith Home have no complaints but express sheer gratitude to God.
AIDS Related Stigma as the Biggest Hurdle…
The hushed silence about HIV and AIDS in Rural India is deafening. HIV infected people even today, are subjected to intense stigma and discrimination. Violent attacks on the infected are not uncommon. They are abandoned by their loved ones and shunned by the village community. They suffer refusal of treatment in health centers and even private Nursing Homes are denial of even last rites. As to the travails of the children who are infected and affected, less said the better. Faith Home together with other organization in child care network continues to take up campaign, network and advocacy on issues pertaining to People Living with HIV and AIDS.
To enable HIV Infected Children to attain their full potential on par with normal children. So, that they enjoy every right to be joyful and enjoy wellbeing.