Who: Missionaries of Charity
What: Mother Teresa’s hospice for the sick, destitute and the dying.
When: January, 2014
Where: Calcutta, India
Why: Her mission, “to care for the hungry, the naked, the homeless, the crippled, the blind, and all those people who feel unwanted, unloved, uncared for and have become a burden to the society.” It began as a small community with 12 members in Calcutta and today has over 4,500 sisters running charity centers worldwide. Mother Teresa once said, “A life not lived for others is not a life…”
Project # 4
Who: Ramana’s Garden
What: A slum orphanage founded by an American woman from Colorado Springs over 20 years ago.
When: February, 2014
Where: Rishikesh, India
Why: Every child that comes through Ramana’s gate is here because they would be at risk of either being murdered, forced into prostitution, child labor, beggars, starvation or total neglect. She currently shares her home with 60 children and provides a free English school for over 160 students from kindergarten to 8th grade.