Help me to buy new dresses for these precious tribal children !

Hi all,
I am Edwin Livingston. I live in Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala. I have my wife, Sani and two and a half-year-old son Ryan. I do this fundraising to help a group of wonderful but very poor tribal children to have a new dress. Their parents are unable to help them.

Haritha Choriyan is one among them. I first met her, when I was distributing used clothes for the tribal families in Thottamoola village, in 2011. Her appearance indicated that her last bath was several days before.  She and several of her friends were not going to school in those days. She was in charge of the little children at home and also was expected to assist her parents in their works for daily wages. Both of her parents still are drunkards. It was very painful to see how inferior she was feeling over herself and how starving and malnourished she was ... 

The plight of tribal children
The following days I could see so many kids in worse conditions in that tribal hamlet. Several of them were physically and sexually abused even before they reach 14 years of age. There was only one child who reached her high school education and all others have dropped out before getting into that level. Their illiterate parents neither know the value of education nor prefer their children to attend school every day.

Thottamoola situates at the boundary of the Tiger Reserve forest of  Wayanad district of Kerala, India. People in this community, are always under the threat of wild attacks from Tiger, elephants, monkeys and wild pigs. 

Haritha belongs to a typical 'Paniyar' tribal family. Paniya men and women are illiterate, unskilled laborers and almost all the men and women are drunkards. Most of the seasons, especially in the rainy time they go through starvation. Child labor and child abuse are common among them.

What we could do...
With the help of some of my friends, we started to help Haritha and her five friends in that year. Year by year we added children to our program. We give them a one-time meal every day, tuition, special classes, hygiene materials, school supplies and extracurricular training.  Since 2011, we have been giving new dresses in every Christmas, good food and a few hours of celebration to children and families.

Thanks to the many who supported over the last years. Now all our children attend school, actively participate in project activities, keep themselves hygienic and developing beautiful dreams in their hearts. 

We have 49 children who need a new dress
Now we have 49 children and their families. In this Christmas also we would like to give a new dress to all our kids, a special food to them and their families and a good celebration for all the village people. THIS IS THE ONLY OCCASION  THESE PRECIOUS KIDS RECEIVE A NEW DRESS !

Using the fund:  
I would like to buy new dresses and give a special food to all children through the organization by using all the raised fund. The fund will be transferred to the organization and it will be strictly used for the above purpose. The details will be furnished with updates here.  

This is Christmas time and we need to remember that Jesus was born in a manger, definitely for these beloved poor children. 

"The King will reply, 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.'' (Matthew 25:40)

These blessed children have been waiting for their new dresses from the last Christmas. I request you to help me bring joy to my beloved children... Thanks for considering...

With prayer,
Edwin Livingston

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3rd January 2017
Dear all,
With great joy and gratitude, let me thank you all, for your so valuable contributions for the 'new clothes campaign' for our kids. God helped us to buy beautiful new dresses for all our kids and it was wonderful to see their excited faces. We had a cute Christmas celebration with programs of children, parents, and staff. Let me thank all those who made their donations, those who shared this campaign on facebook and other such media and to those who prayed for this venture. I especially thank Milaap for giving us such an opportunity to reach you all.

I am adding a video that contains the details of our program and new clothes. Once again THANK YOU SO MUCH!

14th December 2016

Thank you!

Edwin Livingston
13th December 2016
We start buying dresses for our beloved kids... It is a great joy!
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raised of Rs.120,000 goal

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Supporters (8)

Anonymous donated Rs.500
over 1 year ago

Good Job edwin, please help these girls.

Bonny donated US $50
over 1 year ago

I pray you do not grow weary in doing good...and that Christ may continue to bless all you do

Anonymous donated US $20
over 1 year ago

May Shri Sai bless your efforts and the children with hood health and good life

Vijay donated Rs.500
over 1 year ago
Jibin donated Rs.1,000
over 1 year ago

Contribution for new year gift or new dress as (Rs 1000)

Febin donated Rs.1,000
over 1 year ago