Our work at the Joe Homan Charity aims to help disadvantaged children and improve their opportunities and lifestyle by encouraging them to obtain education, and vocational training to develop their self-esteem, thus enabling them to break out of the poverty trap.
Where circumstances are so poor that their families are unable to support them, the Boys and Girls Homes provide these children with a home from home. There are also opportunities for children within community projects, whose continued education is threatened by family poverty
The majority of our work is funded through individual sponsorship of the Children. General donations support children and communities for whom no individual sponsors have been found.
All funding to Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO’s) is carefully assessed and regular visits to supported projects, along with written reports and receipts, allows the Charity to monitor the achievement.
Why? More than 60 years after India’s independence, wealth distribution has been very uneven, and population growth (currently over 1 Billion and rising) has far exceeded economic growth.
Who? The Indian government has recently said it has found that 100 million more Indians than previously thought are living below the poverty line. Many live in abject poverty, unable to adequately feed, clothe, or educate their children. 40% of the population are now eligible for subsidised food supplies.
How? The Charity raises funds from individuals and support groups in the UK and across the world. Children are delighted to think that someone really cares for them – sponsors receive regular updates and enjoy sharing in their success as they achieve their goals in life. We also give aid to their families and improve the quality of life within the local community.
Where? Our work is focused in the Southernmost State of India, Tamil Nadu, near the Temple City of Madurai.