One Big Family

"We are all connected. I know because my heart told me so."

 

Oct 2015 - Water Park field trip! Some of the boys have never been in the water, and some had not been in 4 years. 

Meet our 19 boys in India! We have adopted them with our hearts! It is our commitment that we stick with each boy through young adulthood or as needed, and provide all we can to give each of them a better life. Our priorities are health, sanitary living, education, and lots of love. We want them to feel special, intelligent, safe, and guide them to believe in themselves. We want to instill in them that "if you can dream it, it's possible."

These 19 boys live in a shelter in the slums of Bangalore, India. Their home is one room, about 400 square feet to include a hall closet size kitchen, bathroom, and storage area. At bedtime, this one room transforms into their bedroom where they sleep on the floor. Along one wall is a set of lockers, each locker size 12" x 12". Each boy gets one locker to store all of his personal belongings. Yes, ALL.

There’s something very special about this place. You would think that living in a shelter or being malnourished would dull your inner light. You would think that not having sanitary living conditions or proper hygiene would dampen your smile. I have witnessed that it doesn’t. In fact, I’ve never seen such love and connectedness under such incredible circumstances. Circumstances that I can’t be with for more than a day, let alone the years of childhood.

Oct 2015 - KFC dinner date! This was the first time any of the boys had ever seen the inside of a KFC. They were so grateful and excited. 

Oct 2015 - KFC dinner date! This was the first time any of the boys had ever seen the inside of a KFC. They were so grateful and excited. 

Check back as we update this page with more details about the boys, to include photos, personal stories, and a program that will fund them towards a better life. To inquire with how you can help our One Big Family, please fill out a Contact form.

Gratefully,

Kim Bauman