New Name. Same Mission.
Do you sometimes wish you could remember how you learned to count? Or do you ever marvel at how we acquire our language skills? It’s fun to listen to toddlers as they learn to communicate. Over time, they naturally pick up on correct verb tense and pronoun use, don’t they? Maybe your little one lifted her […]
Home is Where Hope Grows
I’m New. Let’s Get To Work!
You don’t know me, but I hope we get to meet soon. I’m the brand new Director of Communications at DFN. My first day was January 7, so I really am BRAND NEW. With some luck and a little advance planning, I got to experience the work of DFN schools and clinics in my third week of employment. […]
Pray For Persecuted Christians In India
For many living in America, it is often taken for granted that the country was established on the grounds of religious freedom. The Founding Fathers ensured that all individuals have the right to choose their belief system and practice these beliefs, as long as no harm comes to others because of it. Unfortunately, to this […]
New Tailoring Center Celebrates Grand Opening
“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.” —Numbers 6:24-26 We are delighted to share with you that we recently celebrated the grand opening of a brand-new Tailoring Center! The […]
You’re Making a Difference!
Many of the stories we share are about young boys and girls who are just getting started in their educational paths. These students all come from impoverished backgrounds and families who are living as outcasts from society. Their parents are often day laborers, manual workers, or subsistence farmers. Their futures were often headed down the same path. […]
Manual Scavenging | The Hidden Economy of Poverty
For those of us who live in developed countries with adequate plumbing and sanitation facilities, this economy doesn’t even exist. And even in developing countries, this economy doesn’t exist for most. But for caste societies — such as those we work with at DFN — manual scavenging is a very real issue of social injustice […]
The Trickle-Down Effect of the Jogini System | Kumaramma’s Story
Meet Kumaramma. At 25, she is a loving, hard-working daughter, mother and widow. Sadly, her husband passed away two years ago due to a fatal illness. But she has persevered and is raising her three-year-old daughter as a single mother. After his death, Kumaramma began working in a factory to provide for her family. She […]
Kerala Flood Aftermath | How Your Support Has Made a Difference
Recently, the Southern Indian State of Kerala experienced severe flooding due to a heavier than normal rainfall. Sadly, the devastating resulting floods took hundreds of lives and displaced millions from their homes. Survivors were suddenly without water, food or shelter — many in need of urgent medical care. But there is hope in restoration. With […]