It has constantly rained (as expected in monsoon period) since we have arrived and it is very hot and humid.
The Seva Trust is solely dependent on donations and the aim of the trust is not only to improve the children's quality of life but to become financially independent.
The trust has recently had another house donated by an elderly Indian couple who have no children so the first location visit was to the house.
First impressions are this is a massive project, the house is located in a very poor area, it has holes in the roof and it is dark and dirty. It is surrounded by a jungle complete with monkeys.
Our next stop was to a small orphanage called Cinderella House, which is home to 12 little girls.
Next stop was to the Seva Trust orphanage, the children were waiting outside with a huge banner saying welcome and a home made flower posy for everyone. It was a very emotional moment, the flowers were a huge gesture as they would have a cost the equivalent of 2-days food.
We then sat on the floor with the children and ate curry and rice for lunch washing our tin plates in rain water butts.
All of the children were smiling and excited and they were particularly interested in our digitals cameras, taking photographs of us.
As expected the home conditions are poor. They try to keep it as clean as possible but are fighting a loosing battle with the monsoon rain, which is constantly flooding the home.
Next stop was the new building. WOW, we have lots to do.
Starting tomorrow my task is to set up the medication system and medical records in addition to recording the weight and height of all of the children. The rest of our party are starting the mammoth job of painting.
Wish us luck (I think we are going to need it !).
Michelle and Monique.