Imagine how challenging your life would be if your parents had been snatched away from you at the tender age of 4. How difficult it would be to achieve your dream of becoming a doctor. Or how unloved and vulnerable you would feel if your family had thrown you out to face life on the streets aged 91, with nothing but the clothes on your back.
It’s stories like these that inspired Indian humanitarian Joshua Godfrey to create OrphansFamily, a social enterprise and permaculture orphanage that brings together young orphaned girls and destitute elderly widows in a sustainable family environment.
OrphansFamily offers a home, stability and true sense of belonging to young and old, helping them to rebuild their lives. India has over 31 million orphaned children and 1 in 8 elderly women are isolated, starved and abused so there’s a lot of work to be done.
Here’s how you can help: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/orphansfamily