The Jasodha Anath Ashram Orphanage is home to 75 children ranging in age from 9 months to 18 years old. With the arrival of a 5-ton truck loaded with supplies from LDS Charities, their lives have been made more comfortable.
Dr. Kamal Kumar, who oversees the orphanage located in a remote area of the state of Odisha in India, became acquainted with LDS Charities through senior missionaries serving in New Delhi. The missionaries could see the children were in need of many basic items but the location was difficult to access from Delhi during monsoon season and then winter weather.
With better weather conditions, a large truck was loaded by local church members in Rajahmundry with beds, mattresses, linens and blankets, kitchen pots and pans and much more. The Young Adults of the local congregations filled hygiene kits for each of the children.
Happy and excited children met the arrival of the supplies. Having slept on the cold floor, they now have their own comfortable beds. Books and writing tablets were also donated along with soccer balls for the children to play with. Smiling, happy children played on the mattresses as they were unloaded from the truck.
LDS Charities, from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, provides relief for the poor and hungry around the world. The children in the Jasodddha Anath Ashram Orphanage felt the love of people who cared and wanted to help them.
Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a marketing and product manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and loves baking, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.