New Hope for Women and Children at Risk
Our first safe house is nearing completion
in the Sunderbans region of West Bengal, India.
The land is about 800 square metres, requiring a perimeter wall of approximately
120 metres in length. The wall secures the land and provides safety for the residents.
After the wall was completed, Stage Two of the project began.
This involved the construction of a well (or wells) to draw water.
Stage Three is the construction stage for the accommodation and other facilities for
the projected 100 residents who will consist of 50 women at risk, and 50 children at risk.
Many of the building materials and labour for this stage
of the project have been kindly donated by local residents.
The safe house will provide a safe, peaceful, loving and caring
environment for women and children who have been abused and broken.
A safe, loving, and supportive environment, combined with good rest and nutrition,
trauma counselling and life skills training, will turn the broken lives around
and give the women and children hope for a brighter future.