Homes of the Indian Nation

$770 of $50k goal

Raised by 15 people in 26 months
Homes of the Indian Nation (HOINA), founded by Darlene Large, has been helping destitute, handicapped, abused, and orphaned children in South India for over 30 years, providing shelter, food, clothing, medical care, education, and a caring family environment. HOINA welcomes and serves children from all castes, creeds and religions.

Since 1978, HOINA has cared for and raised thousands of children to love and care for each other. HOINA’s goal is to develop productive, responsible, and caring members of society that can support themselves and make a positive contribution to their community.

HOINA is a registered United States’ not-for profit 501(c) (3) corporation and a registered trust in India. HOINA operates through private donations from individuals, churches, schools, and service organizations. 

Because HOINA is all donation-run, we are always looking for generous donors to help supply the funds we need to keep the children and staff happy and healthy! Our latest obstacle has been the copious damage to our campus from Cyclone Hudhud in October of 2014.

Cyclone Hudhud, which was equal to a Category 4 hurricane, had wind speeds of more than 130 mph
and dropped up to a foot of rain. We lost 291 trees. Many of them were food bearing. Roofs that were not cement slabs had been ripped away: the generator building, where soy milk is made, the water plant above the girls’ home, both garages, part of the guest house roof, and the roof to the corridor of the girls’ toilet wing, both tiki huts—all of these lost their roofs and suffered other damage because of the substantial wind and rainfall. Twenty windows at the boys’ home were shattered along with other windows at the staff house and the guest house. The water tank on the cow shed was ripped open and blown away. The chapel door was shattered. Though definitely a set-back, we are hopeful about what the future continues to hold for HOINA and need all of the support we can get.

Please click through our website ( , Instagram (HOINA Instagram ), Twitter (HOINA Twitter ), and our Facebook page (HOINA Facebook) to gain more information about the organization, the children, the founder, news, and donating.



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Update 1
Posted by HOINA Homes
15 months ago
Hello everyone! Thank you so much to everyone who has donated, sponsored, followed us on our many forms of social media, prayed for us, and continues to support us! We have felt your love. We are still steadily rebuilding a better and brighter campus for our children and staff to live on. We have also been working diligently on our vocational school. Please continue to spread the news of HOINA and the children. We survive on your generosity. Find us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for more realtime updates.

Twitter: @hoina_india
Instagram: @hoina_india
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$770 of $50k goal

Raised by 15 people in 26 months
Created February 17, 2015
2 months ago
Cori Rosenzweig
16 months ago

Love and miss HOINA dearly! Hope to visit again soon. Merry Christmas!

Jason Heffel
25 months ago
Marge Cunningham
25 months ago
sarah myers
25 months ago
Sydney Zaugg
26 months ago

You all deserve every penny!

Jay and Kelly Danks
26 months ago
John LaRosa
26 months ago
Elisabeth Voelker
26 months ago
Bruce Large
26 months ago

This organization is 100 % volunteer in the U.S.

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