Within two days of the disastrous 2004 tsunami, area leaders asked our local partner Shanthimalai to help. The next night two buses, a truck and an ambulance were loaded with humanitarian aid (stoves, gasoline, milk powder, drinking water, clothes and medicine).
Generous donations to Aruna helped provide this vital aid and build 5 orphanages for children who lost their parents in the disaster. The children have been happily integrated into their new community.
Terre des Hommes has now taken over management of the orphanages. Volunteers from Aruna continue to visit the children and share stories, music and art with them. Shanthimalai provides both education and medical care.This program is now complete. Heartfelt thanks to all our donors!
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