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₹1,530 feeds street kid for a month

Focus: Homelessness , Children and Youth , Health

14% Funded
THERE are over 50,000 street children in India's capital city, most without access to basics like food and shelter. Help iPartner fund meals for 73 such minors being cared for in two homes and a daycare centre.

Besides hunger, vulnerable youngsters growing up on the streets face violence, sexual abuse and the danger of being trafficked. Many turn to drugs or alcohol as a means of coping, while others are forced into child labour to earn a living - a fate no child deserves.

Jamghat, the charity who run the homes and daycare centre providing safety, food, education and guidance, need help to cover the cost of daily rations.

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Only ₹1,530 to feed an adolescent for a month, and ₹200 for milk and eggs for one child per month.

Thanks to your generosity, iPartner India can provide food for 24 children for a month.

Jamghat now have 75 children under their care, and the funds raised are going towards daily meals for all of them for a month. Check out the Impact Update for more.

WHY MEALS FOR STREET CHILDREN MATTER

There are 11million street children in India. Often they come from difficult situations and very poor families, and decide to run away to big cities like Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai to make a better life. However, without any support or resources, many end up working for 12-14 hours a day as rag pickers, shoe shine boys, roadside food stall assistants, etc. And most have never had access to nutritious food - the kind Jamghat try and provide.

Every year, thousands run away from home to make a better life for themselves in the city.
WHY NEW DELHI

Of the estimated 51,000 street children in Delhi, 87% earn a living by begging, rag-picking or vending on the streets. More than half of them have experienced verbal, physical or sexual abuse, and most have limited access to food and go to sleep hungry. Jamghat's homes specifically address this population and run on a model of care and development, which includes provision of basic security, food, shelter, healthcare, education and adult support.

Most of the children get addicted to suleshion (whitener) to escape from cold and hunger. Street living children were highest spenders on intoxicants including cigarettes, bidis, alcohol and drugs, etc.

Save the Children, Life on the Street, New Delhi

Because of a lack of permanent shelter and the fact that the number of them is not recorded in any national survey, street children are often called the hidden children. Being hidden, they are at a higher risk of being abused, exploited and neglected.

CHILDLINE India Foundation, Mumbai

Jamghat means a lot to me because it has always helped me in my needy time. Today, whatever I have learnt is because of Jamghat. Having lived in Jamghat pretty much all my life, I am now an employee with the same organisation that raised me.

Arbaaz, Jamghat beneficiary and employee, New Delhi
THE PLAN

This Fundraiser aims to raise enough to provide meals to needy children for six months: Dry rations, fruits and vegetables @ ₹1,530 per head, per month for the 28 young boys and girls who live at Jamghat's two shelter homes, and seasonal fruits, dry rations and eggs for 45 children at their day care centre @ ₹200 per child. Don't let a vulnerable child go hungry.

Jamghat's shelter homes provide nutritious food to needy children.
IMPACT UPDATES
Wholesome meals for 75 street children
by iPartner India
07 Aug. 2018
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Thanks to your support, this fundraiser raised ₹42,002. The remaining amount has been covered by Jamghat’s individual donors so that all 75 children under their care can receive daily meals for a month. The funds have been used to purchase rations for two children's homes and a daycare centre in New Delhi. Jamghat opted to use the funds for a variety of rations, such as rice, pulses, cooking oil, wheat flour, vegetables, fruits and eggs.

Nutritious and wholesome food is vital for these children who rarely have access to food, and aids their overall physical and mental development.