Vrindavan

Food for Life Vrindavan latest documentary

[youtube]http://youtu.be/eWEvWVDfvvs[/youtube] Made by Emmy award-winning producer Robyn Symon (http://symonproductions.com).Food for Life Vrindavan (FFLV) is a humanitarian aid organisation officially recognized by the Indian government and is one of the finest examples of Food for Life around the world. For the last ten years, FFLV has worked in the poorest villages in the Vrindavan area (120 Km south of New Delhi). serving million of healthy meals to children.  Their free school for the poor now cares for 1500 + young girls providing them a full education, three meals a day and medical care.  To support Food for Life Vrindavan, visit www.fflvrindavan.org 

Food for Life Vrindavan New Gift Festival

Dear Friends, Food for Life Vrindavan New Year Gift Festival is here again. Thousands of very poor children every year on the first of January receive a gift pack from us. Last year we did 5,000 gift packs. This year we hope we can do the same. It cost US$ 5 for a gift pack, which includes a school bag, pencil, sharpener, toothbrush and toothpaste, a ball, chocolate, toffees and biscuit, a woolly hat for the coming winter and some hope… It is this time of the year again when we call upon you to help us gift smiles to Vrindavan’s poorest children. You know very well, we are their only hope! During this festive period, giving is on everyone’s mind, making someone happy is a treasure to share. And it’$ a fiver! We are not asking for the moon, just your pocket change to make a poor child happy like he has never been before. Send in your contribution today and please forward this message to anyone you know. We are confident that with your help we can do it again this year. You can donate online at www.fflvrindavan.org or you can email to nygf@fflvrindavan.org Please, download the slideshow now and forward it to you friends. We still have a long way to go and a little time left… Yours in service of Vrindavan poor children – Rupa Raghunath das About FFLV Food for Life Vrindavan is a humanitarian association officially recognized by the Indian government. For the last ten years, Food for Life Vrindavan has worked in the poorest villages in the Vrindavan area (120 Km south of New Delhi). Our work includes: food distribution basic medical assistance training courses for women drilling for drinking water and constructing water tanks assistance to the elderly and the disabled distribution […]

Food for Life in Vrindavan

India has the largest number of poor children in Asia, with 80% of its 400 million youth severely deprived. In India, 60% of all children are classed as absolutely poor. Almost half of all children under the age of 5 are malnourished. Even as India continues to record impressive growth rates, poverty remains widespread and disparities deeply entrenched. The country is ranked 119th as per the 2010 Global Human Development Report, and according to the new poverty estimates, 37.2% of the national population and 41.8% of the rural population lives below the poverty line, states a report from the United Nations Development Programme for India. India’s Poverty Profile: At a Glance 37% of the population lives below the national poverty line. 41.8% of the rural population lives below the poverty line. 80% of the rural poor belong to the marginalised caste and tribal communities. More than 90% of the overall workforce is employed in the informal economy 96% of the women work in the informal economy 254 women per 100,000 births die due to maternity-related causes One non-governmental organisation is striving to do something about this disparity. Since 1990, Food for Life Vrindavan (an affiliate of Food for Life Global) has served over 5 million healthy vegetarian meals to the poorest children in India, along with a variety of other services including, free medical care from their own hospital, social development, vocational training, adult education, social entrepreneurship, women empowerment, legal assistance, martial arts, classical dance training for girls, tree planting, water well creation, and full educational services up to year 12 for over 1500 children at their four Sandipani Muni schools for the poor. HOW TO HELP [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2rHwU0cmGg&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]