MOTHER INDIA is a compelling documentary capturing the life and stories of 25 abandoned and orphaned children living along the railway in southern India.
There's something powerful about looking into the eyes of another...
- Rebecca St. James
David Trotter and Shawn Scheinoha travel to India in search of the stories of orphaned children. The challenge wasn't finding the children, but to find ones who would trust them to share their lives. Eventually they came across a group of 25 children ranging in age from 3 to 20 living together near the railway station.
David and Shawn were able to develop a relationship with them and the children began to share their stories. Their stories are heartbreaking. All of them abandoned and abused, they left their homes to live on the streets. They struggle daily with begging to have food, sleeping in the streets, and addictions and sexual abuse. Geetha's story broke my heart. So much pain and heartache for a child. What I was struck by as I listened to their stories is their hope for a better life. All of them shared that one day they hope to have a home of their own.
David and Shawn had to do more than hear and tell their stories. They had to take action. They approached Suresh Kumar with Harvest India and were able to place the 2 youngest children with his family. They have taken it one step further inviting everyone to join them in giving these children and over 31 million orphans in India a future beyond their life on the streets.
You can learn more about how you can get involved by visiting http://www.harvestindia.org/
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