Volunteer Suja Rani measures Vijay Kumar’s blood pressure during a home visit. (photo: Meenakshi Soman)
In partnership with the local Eastern Catholic churches, CNEWA has worked for decades to improve the quality of life for Dalits and indigenous communities throughout India.
Our programs have included education and health care support for children, career guidance and vocational training.
Some of the most important work involves uplifting those who have been abandoned and giving dignity to those who are shunned and exploited. That is central to the work of Kanya Kumari Social Service Society (K.K.S.S.S.), which CNEWA has long supported. One of our most ambitious projects with the society was the resettlement of families who survived the December 2004 tsunami that killed thousands in southern India.
As CNEWA’s regional director in India, M.L. Thomas, notes, “CNEWA’s mission is to spread the love of the church. We must strengthen the hands of those who devote their lives to spreading the Good News … and who are extending those hands to give a peaceful embrace to those in need.”
To become a part of this tradition of loving support, call: 1-800-442-6392 (United States) or 1-866-322-4441 (Canada).