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“A roof, a home” Puja’s Home

Puja is a Class V pupil in the Akshay School.  She and her family have also been able to benefit from our project “A Roof, A Home”. Our student Puja and Raquel, the Director of AKSHY Puja lived with her family in a mud dwelling with no running water or...

“A Roof, a Home” Poonam’s home

The universal right to an adequate, dignified dwelling,  is one of the human rights appearing in the Universal Declaration of Rights…… but, sadly, this right is constantly ignored. A right which is necessary for a child´s correct...

Reopening the sewing school

We want to share with you our good news: with the lifting of restrictions by the Indian Government, we have been able to open our School for Sewing again,  taking all due precautions for social distancing, the use of masks and washing of hands before entering the...

Manju Devi’s story

Manju Devi is the mother of Rohit, a boy in Class VI of the Akshay School.  When Manju Devi got married it took her 8 years to conceive.  Some times in India, the husband takes another wife when his first cannot conceive,  procreation being of such great importance,...

Health Project 2021

This past year 2020 made us pause to think and realize more than ever how important it is and how fortunate we are in the Western world at having access to health systems. In rural areas of India, the national health system is very poor, with only one doctor for every...