1.8 million Indian babies succumb to death annually from effects of malnutrition and diseases.
150,000 infant deaths per month
34,615 deaths per week
4,945 deaths per day
206 deaths per hour
The sad plight of the surviving children living in poverty in South Asia is impossible for our minds to comprehend unless we have seen it with our own eyes.
These children wake up every morning in squalor, waste, rubbish and odors—not unlike survivors of a tornado, hurricane or earthquake experience. The major difference for these children is that every morning is the same. For these children and their families, there is no likelihood for a better future. There is no hope.
GFA-supported Bridge of Hope centers have been changing the prospects for the lives of tens of thousands of children every year since 2004.
Most people familiar with GFA’s Bridge of Hope Program can summarize the work as education, nutrition and healthcare. Certainly, Bridge of Hope centers provide these three key elements, but they do much more than that.