Heart For Soles
Project Director Tami Evans
Many children in southeast India live in impoverished situations with little opportunity for education, good nutrition, and a safe and secure living environment. The TROLL Trust supports the needs of 125 children living in the Nambikkai Illam orphanage, children of day laborers in the Vellore area, and children living in the streets of Vellore. Additionally, the TROLL Trust identified a home near Nambikkai Illam that provides care for 80 deaf and handicapped children. TROll Trust works with volunteers from the CMC Hospital in Vellore, India who serve as administrators and distributors of funds. We have been able to provide new school uniforms and school supplies such as notebooks and pencils on an annual basis. We have also distributed hygiene and dental supplies to ensure good health for the students. As many of the children live on meager diets, TROLL Trust has funded ongoing distributions of high-nutrition food supplements. One of the most exciting purchases was four computers to aid in the children's vocational training, an important step for their future.
Recently, our colleagues in India who help to administer and direct the distribution of the TROLL Trust funds, identified three more orphanages and a total of 400 children who need our help. Our goal is to also assist them with provision of school supplies, hygiene and dental items, and ongoing distributions of high-nutrition food to supplement the children’s meager diets.