May 31, 2010

Latest arrivals at the Mercy Home

Monday, May 31, 2010 Relief Projects India
Four new babies arrived at the Mercy Home over the past 6 weeks. Here they are:

Little Alpana was only 1.5 kg. when she arrived. Now at one month old she is already 2 1/2 kg.

An abandoned baby boy, Nivedan, who was brought to the Home by an old lady.

Roshil, at 6 weeks, is a healthy 4 1/2 kg. He was found abandoned by an old man. He is almost certainly from an unwed mother since he is a boy.

Abinaya is a Mercy Home baby who was sent for adoption, but her adoptive parents discovered she is mentally retarded and sent her back. She will be sent to a special home.

May 25, 2010

New Supplies for the Mercy Home

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 Relief Projects India
Yesterday, we picked up several bags of supplies for the Mercy Home from Minna. These include about 50 summer blankets for the babies, sewn by Minna and Daniela, toys, clothes, and toddler pillows and pillow cases, sewn by Minna. We will add these to the supplies we brought back from England and drive them all down to Madurai.

May 22, 2010

Little Darlings Inauguration

Saturday, May 22, 2010 Relief Projects India
On April 4th, Katrina Kaif flew down from Mumbai to inaugurate the new 'Little Darlings' toddler wing, which she is helping to sponsor. As a result The Times of India printed an article about the programme, and NDTV aired a news feature the following day. (This post is a little late as we have only just started this blog. So we are backtracking on some recent news to get you a bit up-to-date!)