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17th February 2018
Dear Supporters

Miracle home and kids celebrated a joyous Christmas and new year with kids getting new dresses that so dearly long for !! Early February, virus fever that is doing its rounds in Bangalore, laid flat most of Miracle kids and Sivaji, so much so, it resembled a hospital ward! This is fine just now.

1) Tutoring help beginning to show results:
In the last update, I had mentioned that we took a plunge in seeking Tutoring help of a lady for 8 kids between class 4 to 7, who were very behind in learning. This lady, by combining tremendous persistence with the knack of teaching them concepts in Kannada and then in English (all kids go to English medium school) has slowly broken the resistance of these kids! They are now talking to her in faltering English while picking up concepts in sciences and social studies. Indeed, we have a way to here; but heartening to note that this initiative is working!

2) Knowing the joyful mind of Miracle kids:
We did a simple exercise to understand the interest areas of kids from the Dreams they like to pursue, to what they want at their Home, to what they like and dislike doing at Home and school.

Here is a sample of heartwarming findings:
# Dream to pursue encompass- Social service to becoming a top Drummer, to build a big hospital to become a doctor, to join the Army and to be a teacher.
# The only thing kids want at their Home is a TV-cable connection with Cartoon network!
# Helping others, kindness and speaking the truth are the values that kids like to lead their life with.
# They love their home; doing different things together as brothers and sisters give them the greatest joy!
# Music, singing, dancing and Reading are the top hobbies.

The final exams are coming on March 15th. Do wish them well for the exams!

I am attaching a few items for your reference:
- Expenses for December 2017 and January 2018 have been higher than the regular expense of Rs.1 lakh due to new dresses and purchase a larger capacity fridge. Will need to withdraw around Rs.2 lakhs for Feb-March expenses.
- Funds flow in has been slower in recent times. Our attempt to save for new location shift still has a long way to go.  Here is a sincere request on behalf of Sivaji, Prema and Miracle kids to Milaap supporters to do their best for your kindness is critical to sustaining their progress!

God bless!
Venkatesh
Dear Supporters

Miracle home and kids celebrated a joyous Christmas and new year with kids getting new dresses that so dearly long for !! Early February, virus fever that is doing its rounds in Bangalore, laid flat most of Miracle kids and Sivaji, so much so, it resembled a hospital ward! This is fine just now.

1) Tutoring help beginning to show results:
In the last update, I had mentioned that we took a plunge in seeking Tutoring help of a lady for 8 kids between class 4 to 7, who were very behind in learning. This lady, by combining tremendous persistence with the knack of teaching them concepts in Kannada and then in English (all kids go to English medium school) has slowly broken the resistance of these kids! They are now talking to her in faltering English while picking up concepts in sciences and social studies. Indeed, we have a way to here; but heartening to note that this initiative is working!

2) Knowing the joyful mind of Miracle kids:
We did a simple exercise to understand the interest areas of kids from the Dreams they like to pursue, to what they want at their Home, to what they like and dislike doing at Home and school.

Here is a sample of heartwarming findings:
# Dream to pursue encompass- Social service to becoming a top Drummer, to build a big hospital to become a doctor, to join the Army and to be a teacher.
# The only thing kids want at their Home is a TV-cable connection with Cartoon network!
# Helping others, kindness and speaking the truth are the values that kids like to lead their life with.
# They love their home; doing different things together as brothers and sisters give them the greatest joy!
# Music, singing, dancing and Reading are the top hobbies.

The final exams are coming on March 15th. Do wish them well for the exams!

I am attaching a few items for your reference:
- Expenses for December 2017 and January 2018 have been higher than the regular expense of Rs.1 lakh due to new dresses and purchase a larger capacity fridge. Will need to withdraw around Rs.2 lakhs for Feb-March expenses.
- Funds flow in has been slower in recent times. Our attempt to save for new location shift still has a long way to go.  Here is a sincere request on behalf of Sivaji, Prema and Miracle kids to Milaap supporters to do their best for your kindness is critical to sustaining their progress!

God bless!
Venkatesh
29th November 2017
On the first anniversary of support, Miracle Home conveys its heartfelt gratitude & thanks to 1131 supporters & to Milaap !!!

—Miracle Home was established in the current location in 2011 for a rent of Rs.8000/- pm; which has remained same, thanks to the understanding of landlord. But now the landlord has indicated that property has been transferred to other family members and the land is planned to be sold.
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In finding a new location, a few considerations based on current challenges and learning - have been identified. These have been shared in the attached file - "Miracle Home New location - reason & considerations".

Also attached is a request letter from Sivaji and Prema towards support for shifting to a new location with a long term focus for sustainability and stability..

Based on initial search, following is the summary:
—1. 10 years lease deposit estimated at Rs.30 lakhs. Rental option expected to be higher at Rs.35000 pm, with increase over time. Hence, lease option is better.
—2. Two months ago, Rs.7 lakhs, from the money given by Milaap supporters for running expenses, was put away in Fixed deposit towards building the fund for New location.
—3. Miracle Home needs Rs.23 lakhs more to find a new location that will give sustainability, safety and joy for children to grow up.

We have therefore increased the goal amount of this fundraiser to raise the 23 lakhs required for the lease deposit.

Kindly have a look at the 2 attachments.

 
Grateful as always for your understanding and support to provide the opportunity for 23 orphaned children to realise their potential and to Sivaji and Prema in their selfless initiative to provide a home of love and care to these children.

God bless!

Venkatesh

On the first anniversary of support, Miracle Home conveys its heartfelt gratitude & thanks to 1131 supporters & to Milaap !!!

—Miracle Home was established in the current location in 2011 for a rent of Rs.8000/- pm; which has remained same, thanks to the understanding of landlord. But now the landlord has indicated that property has been transferred to other family members and the land is planned to be sold.
—
In finding a new location, a few considerations based on current challenges and learning - have been identified. These have been shared in the attached file - "Miracle Home New location - reason & considerations".

Also attached is a request letter from Sivaji and Prema towards support for shifting to a new location with a long term focus for sustainability and stability..

Based on initial search, following is the summary:
—1. 10 years lease deposit estimated at Rs.30 lakhs. Rental option expected to be higher at Rs.35000 pm, with increase over time. Hence, lease option is better.
—2. Two months ago, Rs.7 lakhs, from the money given by Milaap supporters for running expenses, was put away in Fixed deposit towards building the fund for New location.
—3. Miracle Home needs Rs.23 lakhs more to find a new location that will give sustainability, safety and joy for children to grow up.

We have therefore increased the goal amount of this fundraiser to raise the 23 lakhs required for the lease deposit.

Kindly have a look at the 2 attachments.

 
Grateful as always for your understanding and support to provide the opportunity for 23 orphaned children to realise their potential and to Sivaji and Prema in their selfless initiative to provide a home of love and care to these children.

God bless!

Venkatesh

25th November 2017
Dear Supporters

Happy to inform you that Miracle Manna Children’s home finally got the Govt. of India approval for receiving Foreign Donations !

If you would like to make a donation to them, you could now do so thru Milaap website, which has now been enabled to receive US dollar donation. This by toggling the currency box between INR and USD.
Kindly share the following link with your friends and family too:
https://milaap.org/fundraisers/MiracleMannaChildrenHome


Funds required for Miracle home at this juncture is 2 fold:
1. Short term, for meeting operational expenses for December 2017 to Feb 2018 : Is INR 205,000/- or USD 3153/-. This is as per the latest update posted on 24th November.

2. Medium term, for finding a new location as the current landlord has indicated his decision to sell the land on which the residence rented out to Miracle home is located. A ten year lease rental/deposit of similar size residence in the vicinity is estimated at INR 30 lakhs for which past donations have been set aside via a Fixed Deposit in bank for INR 7 lakhs. The balance needed for this purpose is INR 23 lakhs or US $ 35,300/-.

Best wishes and prayers

Regards

Venkatesh

Dear Supporters

Happy to inform you that Miracle Manna Children’s home finally got the Govt. of India approval for receiving Foreign Donations !

If you would like to make a donation to them, you could now do so thru Milaap website, which has now been enabled to receive US dollar donation. This by toggling the currency box between INR and USD.
Kindly share the following link with your friends and family too:
https://milaap.org/fundraisers/MiracleMannaChildrenHome


Funds required for Miracle home at this juncture is 2 fold:
1. Short term, for meeting operational expenses for December 2017 to Feb 2018 : Is INR 205,000/- or USD 3153/-. This is as per the latest update posted on 24th November.

2. Medium term, for finding a new location as the current landlord has indicated his decision to sell the land on which the residence rented out to Miracle home is located. A ten year lease rental/deposit of similar size residence in the vicinity is estimated at INR 30 lakhs for which past donations have been set aside via a Fixed Deposit in bank for INR 7 lakhs. The balance needed for this purpose is INR 23 lakhs or US $ 35,300/-.

Best wishes and prayers

Regards

Venkatesh