Guru purnima 2020

Hope for India: A Gift for Dr. Pillai

July 4 is a special day to honor your teacher. Dr. Pillai has always been our guiding light, and during this global crisis, he continually and selflessly gives true hope, love and care, and practical teachings and techniques for protection and a better life. Dr. Pillai’s beloved home, India, is one of the most affected countries by the coronavirus pandemic. The worst impact has been on daily wage laborers who have no work now-these are the parents of Dr. Pillai’s Hope children at his Hope Centers in the most remote and rural villages.

Join us in honoring Dr. Pillai!

Ways to make a gift

$400
Sponsors a (2 month) Summer Hope Station in Covid-19 hit areas
Summer Hope Station
$120
Sponsors 1 child in Hope Learning Center for 12 months
$365
Commit $1 per day for the next 12 months to give hope to those suffering in poverty by giving them immediate and sustainable solutions through Phonemic Intelligence and Hope Programs (we’ll put your gift where it’s needed the most to support essential nutrition and education services)
$80
Provides an elder 2 months of mobile food deliveries and essential health and hygiene items
$50
Delivers 250 chickpea mini-meals

Sponsor a Summer Hope Station

Our Hope Stations are truly a lifeline for our children and their parents during the pandemic. Small groups of children meet in a teacher’s home for daily Phonemic Intelligence practice, tutoring on essential academics, Personal Transformation Program for character development, and nutritious mini-meals.

Our children are thrilled to have Hope in their lives, and the parents also feel this is the only Hope they have in the face of great adversity-no work, little food, and no respite in sight. Hope is all the human spirit needs to endure and thrive, and the children’s ongoing upliftment, transformation and education at Hope Stations is like a gift from God.

You can sponsor one or more Summer Hope Stations by selecting from the list of Hope Stations available below.

“No gift is too small. If you would like to support children in a Hope Station but are not able to sponsor an entire Hope Station for the Summer, please give your gift in any amount here.”

"New Hope Stations are being added daily as we expand to meet the urgent demand in high needs areas."

Mangeli

Mangeli

People are mostly dependent on hill farming, which gives lesser yields

Dodamarg, Maharashtra-Sindhudurg

Zare Bambar

Zare Bambar

Villagers are resettled because of interstate waterways projects. They work in field and stone brick quarry.

Dodamarg, Maharashtra-Sindhudurg

Malewad

Malewad

Most of the people are field laborers or daily wages in stone brick quarry.

Maharashtra-Sindhudurg, Sawantwadi

Goveri

Goveri

Most of the people are farmers or workers in stone brick quarry.

Kudal, Maharashtra-Sindhudurg

Vellaiyampatti 2

Vellaiyampatti 2

Parents do not care for the children to send them to school.

Tamil Nadu- Madurai, Vadipatti Taluk

Muduvarpatti

Muduvarpatti

Paddy field, plantain field and Grazing cattle is the main source of income. Children are from the first generation goes to school.

Tamil Nadu- Madurai, Vadipatti Taluk

Poovanthi

Poovanthi

People are dependent on daily wages in farmland.

Tamil Nadu- Sivaganga, Thirupuvanam Taluk

Vellanaipatti

Vellanaipatti

Communal problem is widespread. People are illiterate and very deprived. Children coming to the center are first-generation schoolers.

Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu- Coimbatore

Panchwadi

Panchwadi

People in this village are mostly daily wage workers and truck drivers in Mines. Most of them belongs to the cant afford to give their children good education.

Dharbandora, Goa, South Goa

Tisk – Sanguem

Tisk – Sanguem

Most of the people in this area work as daily wage laborers at construction sites and are truck drivers in mines. There is lot of alchoholism in this area.

Goa, Sanguem, South Goa

Kalay

Kalay

This small village lies in the forest area. Its 25km away from the main city and people are more dependent on forest.

Goa, Sanguem, South Goa

Curchorem

Curchorem

Parents of the children are laborers and truck loader who work in the nearby market. They live in very bad conditions.

Goa, Quepem, South Goa

Kumbegal

Kumbegal

Kumbegal is a backwoods village. Students belong to poor family backgrounds. Most of the people work as laborers at construction sites.

Canacona, Goa, South Goa

Bainguinim

Bainguinim

This area is located within the forest area. People belong to poor backgrounds. They don’t have permanent source income. Students in this village do not get educational facilities.

Canacona, Goa, South Goa

Advalpal

Advalpal

Most of the people living here belongs to the lower economic background and are illetarate. They work on daily wages for their livelihood. Students here study in the nearby Govt. school

Bicholim, Goa, North Goa

Keri

Keri

Most of the people from this areas are migrants and are dependent on daily wages like working in fields or road construction sites. They are illiterate, and stay in small huts.

Goa, North Goa, Sattari

Shantinagar

Shantinagar

This village is near Ponda city in Goa and most of people are construction laborers and lives in small huts.

Goa, North Goa, Ponda

Shimradev

Shimradev

Shimradev is a small village in Goa. People living here are daily wage workers who works at other people's fields.These people are illiterate.

Goa, North Goa, Ponda

Tatodi

Tatodi

This village is near a mining area but since 10 years ago, the mining activities have stopped, and the villages are with no work

Dharbandora, Goa, South Goa

Bottor

Bottor

People in this village are very poor and they do not have more opportunities for work. It is also a deprived area with no basic facilities

Dharbandora, Goa, South Goa

Hindale

Hindale

People from this village work as laborers in other villages and in stone brick quarry. There is a lot of poverty in this village.

Devgad, Maharashtra, Sindhudurg

Munge

Munge

There is very high poverty in this village and people are mostly field laborers working in other people's mango plantations and do cattle ranching.

Devgad, Maharashtra, Sindhudurg

Kunkeshwar

Kunkeshwar

People in this village are mostly daily wage laborers who work in mango plantations to earn their living.

Devgad, Maharashtra, Sindhudurg

Pangrad

Pangrad

It is a remote village and people are mainly dependent on Stone brick quarry where they work as daily wage laborers.

Kudal, Maharashtra, Sindhudurg

Wayari No. 2

Wayari No. 2

This village is on the coast of Malvan. Most of the people are fishermen who work for daily wages on fishing boats. They are illiterate and alcoholics. Women sell fish door to door to earn their living.

Maharashtra, Malvan, Sindhudurg

Vetawade

Vetawade

This area is 30 km away from town. People are mostly farmers, and some are working as laborers in small factories in nearby cities.

Gaganbavwada, Kolhapur, Maharashtra

Ganebail

Ganebail

Farming is the main income source of people, and most of them are illiterate

Belguam, Karnataka, Khanapur

Turmuri

Turmuri

Many people are laborer since agriculture is the only source of work

Belguam, Karnataka, Khanapur

Dukkarwadi

Dukkarwadi

In this area, there is no other source of income for most of the people who work as laborers in fields.

Belguam, Karnataka, Khanapur

Panhale

Panhale

90 percent of people work as laborers in rich landlords' farms for little pay.

Kankavali, Maharashtra

Mandukali

Mandukali

Most of people are migrant workers, and they do not have regular income here

Kankavali, Maharashtra

Mandur

Mandur

People are dependant on daily wages for their monthly income

Kankavali, Maharashtra

Usap

Usap

Usap is known for hard working farm laborers so their income source is only farming. Some people also do small business like to selling natural honey and timber wood.

Dodamarg, Maharashtra

Kalse

Kalse

Most of the people in the area belong to socially discriminated classes of India who are still deprived and work as construction site laborers.

Kudal, Maharashtra

Zarap Kamleveer

Zarap Kamleveer

Many people work in stone brick quarry and some are dependent on cattle ranching.

Kudal, Maharashtra

Soundale Boulwadi

Soundale Boulwadi

This is a rural area, and people here are mostly laborers, and some of them are farmers. They depend on farming and daily wages to earn their living.

Devgad, Maharashtra

Soundale Mangarwadi

Soundale Mangarwadi

This is a rural area, and people here are mostly laborers, and some of them are farmers. They depend on farming and daily wages to earn their living.

Devgad, Maharashtra

Gaodongrem

Gaodongrem

This is a very rural area with no basic facilities. It has only one school in the entire village.

Goa, South Goa

Delem

Delem

This village is small and is far away from the cancona taluka. People belong to very poor background and are mostly farmers and daily wage laborers

Goa, South Goa

Menkurem

Menkurem

Most of the people living in this area, work in construction sites as laborers, and some also sell plastic utensils door to door in other villages. They live in small huts.

Goa, North Goa

Keradamattam

Keradamattam

It's in Nilgiris district, a beautiful hill station. Majority of the people are tea plantation laborers. People here live in fear of wild animal attacks as they spotted around tea plantations very often. Climate is humid throughout the year. Men are mostly alcoholic so they could not afford children's education.

Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

Panayampalli

Panayampalli

The soil is fertile and good for agriculture. Many people go for labor work in Spinning mills and weaving units. Famous temple nearby is Bannari Amman temple

Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

Elada

Elada

It’s a tourist spot. Predominantly the Badagas, tribal people live in the hilly areas of Nilgiris district. The economy of the people is based on tea plantations, most of them are laborers and go for plucking tea leaves as a result children are unattended, and dropouts are more here.

Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

Padi

Padi

People living here are scheduled tribes and are illiterate.

Goa-South goa, Quepem

Sateli Bhedshi

Sateli Bhedshi

Most people are below the poverty line.

Dodamarg, Maharashtra-Sindhudurg

Ghotgewadi

Ghotgewadi

90 % peoples are below poverty level.

Dodamarg, Maharashtra-Sindhudurg

Chinnapatti

Chinnapatti

Most of the people are field or daily wage Laborers .

Madurai North Taluk, Tamil Nadu- Madurai

Vellaiyampatti 1

Vellaiyampatti 1

Always inter-religious disputes breaking out.

Tamil Nadu- Madurai, Vadipatti Taluk

Sakkudi

Sakkudi

People grow bulls for the famous sport Jallikattu and some find job as housemaids in cities.

Madurai North Taluk, Tamil Nadu- Madurai

Kunnathur

Kunnathur

People work in granite quarries and some find employment in agricultural farming.

Madurai North Taluk, Tamil Nadu- Madurai

Pothavur

Pothavur

Jasmine is widely grown and parents send their children to pluck flowers in the evening for meagre income.

Tamil Nadu- Tiruchirapalli, Tiruchirapalli

Kuzhumani

Kuzhumani

People go for all kinds of labor work like agricultural field work, Construction work, get employed in shops and hotels since education is secondary.

Srirangam, Tamil Nadu- Tiruchirapalli

Agalanganallur

Agalanganallur

Children go to school only for their free noonmeals. Literacy rate is very low.

Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu- Coimbatore

Thippanur

Thippanur

Men and women go for 100-days wage employment income. Most of them are illiterate.

Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu- Coimbatore

Veeriampalayam

Veeriampalayam

People are employed as Laborers in Spinning Mills.

Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu- Coimbatore

RG Pudhur

RG Pudhur

Most of the people work in spinning mills and elders at home rear cattle and goats for their livelihood.

Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu- Coimbatore

Barmale

Barmale

People in this area are rural and belongs to tribal caste. Most of them are farmers and are dependent on their farms for their livelihood. Their earning is not much. They are uneduacted and are mostly backward.

Goa, Quepem, South Goa

Delem

Delem

This village is small and is far away from the Canacona taluka. People belong to very poor background and are mostly farmers and daily wage laborers

Canacona, Goa, South Goa

Morpirla

Morpirla

This village is isolated and situated away from the main town. In this village peple are mostly tribals and don’t have permanent source of income. Most of them are farmers and daily wage workers. There are no much opportinities for the children in this area as this area is far away from city.

Goa, Quepem, South Goa

Gaondongrim

Gaondongrim

This is a very rural area with no basic facilities. It has only a school in the entire village.

Cancona, Goa, South Goa

Vitthalapur

Vitthalapur

People in the village belongs to economically backward classes and lower caste families. These people are mostly settled in this village. They work as daily wages Laborers to sell utensils door to door.

Bicholim, Goa, North Goa

Mestawada

Mestawada

Most of the people living in this area work in construction sites as Laborers and some also sell plastic utensils door to door in other villages. They live in small huts.

Bicholim, Goa, North Goa

Kelbaiwada

Kelbaiwada

Most of the families in village are farmers who grow vegetables in sell in whole sale market where they do not get much money. They are mostly poor and some of them do not have electricity in their houses.

Bicholim, Goa, North Goa

Bhawkai

Bhawkai

This is a remote village and most of the people living there work as Laborers in nearby cities.

Bicholim, Goa, North Goa

Ghoteli No.1

Ghoteli No.1

People living in this village are mostly sweepers and waste collectors. They are very poor and live in very small houses.

Goa, North Goa, Sattari

Surla

Surla

Very interior part of Goa and is near forest area with no facilities. People do farming for themselves.

Dharbandoda, Goa, South Goa

Bolkarne

Bolkarne

This is a remote part of Goa where most of the people work as daily wage Laborers in betal nut plantations and get very less money. The school is around 19 kms from this village

Dharbandoda, Goa, South Goa

Munge Aadavalwadi

Munge Aadavalwadi

This is a rural village. In this village people are mostly dependent on their traditional occupation like cattle ranching , farming and dairy.

Devgad, Maharashtra, Sindhudurg

Soundale Guravwadi

Soundale Guravwadi

This is a rural area and people here are mostly labourer and some of them are farmers. They are depend on farming and daily wages to earn their living.

Devgad, Maharashtra, Sindhudurg

Saundale Bavkulwadi

Saundale Bavkulwadi

This is a rural area and people here are mostly labourer and some of them are farmers. They are depend on farming and daily wages to earn their living.

Devgad, Maharashtra, Sindhudurg

Gadmad No. 1

Gadmad No. 1

The people in this village mostly work as Laborers in stone brick quarry and in sand mines.

Maharashtra, Sindhudurg, Vaibhavwadi

Gadmad No. 2

Gadmad No. 2

The people in this village mostly work as Laborers in stone brick quarry and in sand mines.

Maharashtra, Sindhudurg, Vaibhavwadi

Zarap Kamleveer

Zarap Kamleveer

Many people work in stone brick quarry and some are dependent on cattle ranching.

Kudal, Maharashtra, Sindhudurg

Wayari No. 1

Wayari No. 1

This village is on the coast of Malvan. Most of the people are fishermen who work for daily wages on fishing boats. They are illeterate and alcoholics. Women sell fish door to door to earn their living.

Maharashtra, Malvan, Sindhudurg

Aajgaon

Aajgaon

This Area is Rural area. Most of the villagers are from schedule caste and they are mostly Laborers working in fields of other landlords.

Maharashtra, Sawantwadi, Sindhudurg

Kankavli Parabwadi

Kankavli Parabwadi

This village is near a railway station and most of the people loaders and rickshaw drivers. There is lot of alcoholism in this area.

Kankavli, Maharashtra, Sindhudurg

Jamboti

Jamboti

This village is in very remote with very less facilities. People work as daily wage Laborers in nearly daily farms.

Belguam, Karnataka, Khanapur

Kankumbi

Kankumbi

This is a rural area and most of the people are labourer and depend on farming.

Belguam, Karnataka, Khanapur

Kinaye

Kinaye

In this place, people are doing traditional farming, and some people do work as laborers.

Belguam, Karnataka, Khanapur