Thank you for your kindness!

I’m reaching out to you to lend a hand to Rehoboth – a home that shelters around 230 mentally challenged women, most of whom are picked up from the streets. I know the organisation through my sister, who helped them during the devastating floods that hit south India in 2015.

Many of us might have come across someone - a friend, family member or could have ourselves been affected by a mental illness at least once in our lifetimes. If a temporary dip in mental health like anxiety and depression can paralyse our lives, imagine the life of one who has been affected by a serious mental illness that makes them disabled for life… or worse still… having a child or a family member with such a mental disability, whom you need to care for - for the rest of our life and theirs!

The moment I imagine myself in that situation, the first words that come to my mind are Compassion, Passion, Love and Inclusiveness. That’s what I see in Zorida Samuel – the Managing Trustee of Rehoboth and her dedicated team.

About Rehoboth:
Rehoboth strives to rescue, feed, medicate and rehabilitate women with mental disabilities, who have been abandoned by their families.

Their projects include:
•       Residential Shelter for destitute mentally challenged women
•       Rehabilitation Shelter for destitute mentally challenged women
•       Arise – an initiative to help exploited and abused mentally challenged women
•       Day Care – to help against abuse and exploitation of mentally retarded children of poor families during the working hours of the guardians
•       Vocational Rehabilitation - The residents are trained in handicraft making, tailoring, embroidery and candle making.
•       Self-sustaining & Rehabilitation Projects 
          - Agricultural & Farming Project 
          -  Retail outlet shop which sells donated used and usable house-hold articles after minor repairs besides products and produce from the rehabilitation projects. •       Social awareness campaigns

For more information on the wonderful work that Rehoboth offers, please watch this YouTube Video. This documentary was put together by a French couple in recognition of the amazing service that Rehoboth offers. It moved me and I’m sure it’ll touch anyone who would like to make a difference to another person’s life.

YouTube Link:

Let’s make a difference together!

PS: No amount is too small - it all adds up

Thank you! For those who'd like to contribute in Indian Rupees, here are their bank account details:

Bank Name: Oriental Bank of Commerce
Account Name: Rehboth
Acc.No: 05812010015060
IFSC Code: ORBC0100581

Thank you for your time and your generosity!
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