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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.

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 […]

Why A Shelter For Girls And Women?

Why A Shelter For Girls And Women?

Historical background of the life of female child and women in India justifies the need for such a home. The traditional attitude towards women in general illustrates the need for special care of orphan and destitute girls. In India the situation of women is complex because women are divided not only by class but also […]

Vanitashray Update

Vanitashray Update

Greetings in the name of Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith (Heb 12:2). We are encouraged daily, especially in the readings from the Acts of the Apostles, by the lives of faith, despite severe hardships, of the members of the early church. As Our own personal journeys as Christians, are not always easy; […]

Anupama – The Story Of The Lucky One

Anupama – The Story Of The Lucky One

  Raising a daughter is like watering your neighbour’s garden. This is a saying which is heard over and over in India. Girls simply aren’t worth the money spent on them. They marry into someone else’s family never bringing in income for their own family. They never care for their parents in old age. In […]