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Grateful ! More help needed to support 23 kids at Miracle Orphanage

Miracle Manna Children's Home is a loving home to 23 children - orphaned by their natural parents at different ages- and embraced by the large arms and hearts of Shivaji and Prema. The couple began their unplanned journey desiring to welcome one child into their family through adoption. But the need for home for children orphaned by poor parents, some neglected and oppressed, grew systematically over the last 6 years to the strength of today, thanks to the couple's quiet resolve not to say no to a child in distress.

Despite their own economic background being modest. Shivaji had to leave his job as a driver, and Prema as a BPO staffer, to raise children and do all the physical work required to run the home, committed to providing the kids with good education and loving care. They go down to the bare minimum quite often and live with faith and dignity thanks to providential help of benefactors, like the Principal of a city english medium convent school charging a discounted fee of just Rs.5000 per child per year, to a land lord who has given a reasonably roomy home for a rent of Rs.8000/- pm., and other families helping them monetarily and in kind.

Funds required immediately is Rs.1,20,000/- to meet pending Home rent for 5 months, unpaid school fees for a few students , unpaid college fees for the oldest child of the Home, Marina, who is in 1st year BBA, and for food rations for the coming month. This would give immediate relief for the Couple to keep the Orphanage going. 

For more details, refer the website here - http://www.miraclemanna.org/
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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

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shiva donated Rs.200
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