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Vanitashray's mission is to provide a home for orphaned/abandoned girls and destitute widows by meeting their physical, spiritual and emotional needs through Christ Jesus.

India’s Flesh Trade Industry

India’s Flesh Trade Industry

Sex trafficking is a global issue that affects every country of the world. Among the many tribal communities located throughout India there are ‘Bedia’ communities in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, where trafficking comprises the entire economy of the village. They call it their ‘khandaani dhandha’. More than a business, it is a tradition that continues […]

Together Change Is Possible

Together Change Is Possible

We connected with Loom International 10 years ago. Janna (from Loom) has been an amazing friend to me. The encouragement from Loom gives us the will to keep going. It makes such a difference to know that someone is there with us to cheer us on. Together change is possible These words hang on the […]

Living With HIV

Living With HIV

Shame. Stigma. Discrimination. Rejection. Abandonment. These are the words that should come to mind when you put yourself in the shoes of a person living with HIV in the India of 2015. So much shame, that you’d rather die than go to the detection center where there is medicine available that could literally save your […]

Born Without A Name

Born Without A Name

Imagine being born without a name. In some regions of Maharashtra, India girls born in some regions are not given a name but are merely termed ‘nakusha’, meaning ‘unwanted’. Read more BBC News – 100 women 2015: India’s ‘unwanted’ on life with a name

Lust In The Name Of God: Temple Prostitution In India

Lust In The Name Of God: Temple Prostitution In India

Wadia is known for being the village of prostitutes in Gujarat, where young girls are trained to provide sexual services as soon as they attain puberty. The sex workers mostly belong to the Sarania community, mainly from Rajasthan and Saurashtra. The caste system is in Hindu religion has many manifestations. It has not only divided […]

Send A Child To School

Send A Child To School

Some children are excited about getting back to school after vacation, reunite with their friends and have fun. Then there are others for whom school still remains a distant dream. They are forced to work to earn income for their families. Each of us can take a step to bring a difference in a child’s […]

Why We Want To Help Women And Girls?

Why We Want To Help Women And Girls?

India ‘most dangerous place in the world to be born a girl’ By Dean Nelson India is the most dangerous place in the world to be born a girl, with females almost twice as likely to die before reaching the age of five, according to new UN figures. The report, which analyses differences between male […]

History Of Vanitashray

History Of Vanitashray

Anupama Silas Dongardive is the founder and director of Vanitashray Home for abandoned or abused girls in India. She, herself, was placed in an orphanage at birth and grew up together with 800 other abandoned girls. In Indian society, orphans are seen as a curse, an object of shame, and to be a female orphan, even […]

Vanitashray: Shelter – Love – Care

Vanitashray: Shelter – Love – Care

Vanitashray is committed to this vision, to rescue these girls from early death, injustice, oppression, sexual abuse, harassment, cruelty, poverty, rejection, hatred, humiliation, ridicule, and dehumanization. To give them acceptance, love, care, dignity, self-respect, honor, hope, and make them feel valuable and human. Name of the home VANITASHRAY – Ashray means shelter, Vanita means women. Rather […]