Dear Swedish Parents,

Here I am sending some information about the girl with the HIV Positive Virus. The name of the girl is M.Adi Lakshmi aged about 13 years. She lost both her parents when she was 5 years old. She lost her mother first later her father both with Tuberculosis. That is the only information we got from the person who brought this girl to the Childhome. Now we are suspecting that both her parents have AIDS which was hidden by the person who brought this girl to us. She came to the Childhome when she was 6 years old and we did the medical test during the time of admission and found no HIV Virus. She is born with one single hand. So we gave an admission to this girl. Now she is an orphan and had no body. even though she has brother and sisters nobody wants to take her home. I called their relatives and they refused to take her home. She even wants stay with me and doesnt want to go anywhere.

She is a very intelligent student and very active person. Very recently we found that she is having HIV Virus in  her body since she having continuous fever,cough,skin rashes and loose motions. So I have send her to the Doctor and they did some tests and found that half of her lungs were gone and the HIV Virus is progressing in her body. The Doctor said that he can give any gaurantee that how long she will live. He also said her life span will extend depending on the food and medicine that she take.

 The HIV Virus is called HUMAN IMMUNO DEFICIENCY VIRUS is a lentivirus that causes the acquired immuno deficiency syndrome, a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune style allows life-thretening oppurtunistic infections and cancers to thrive.   The Virus will multiply in the body for a few weeks or even months  before the immune system responds. During this time it can effect the other people by sexual contact or blood transfusion,permiscuit and homosexuality.

The Anti Retroviral Therapy( ART) can help to protect the health. This ART is the use of HIV medicines to treat HIV infection. ART involves taking a conbination of medicines every day. The ART helps people with HIV live longer healthier lives.The government in Andhrpredesh is providing medicine for these people. But no shelter homes for these patients.

The girl now we have at the childhome needs a shelter home where she can be kept and be given hope to her life.She must take high protien diet and Anti Retroviral Drugs to stop the progression of the disease. There is no permanent cure in the world for this disease. The only best way is if I find a shelter home I would like to send her to that home where she can be treated with the same diseased people. Until them I am going to keep her in my home. She came to know her health condition and weeping every day. I am giving counselling to her and assuring her that we there to take care of her as long as she lives.

I pray and hope that God will definitely show a way to this poor girl and if I dont find any alternative I have decided to keep her with me until her last breath.

With Tears and Prayers,

I am sending the financial report for the month of April 2015.

Dear Swedish Parents,

The total amount received for the month of April 2015—————————-Rs 72800

Rice————————–—————————————————————–Rs 12420
(The is no variation in the price of rice so far)
Chicken———————–—————————————————————-Rs 8500
( The price of the chicken is still low and stable since this
   is summer time)
Eggs————————–—————————————————————–Rs 3864

Milk————————–——————————————————————-Rs 9936

Mangoes———————–—————————————————————Rs 4416
Water melon————————-———————————————————Rs 3400

Banana—————————————————————————————-Rs 880

New addition breakfast twice in a week( På grund av nya köket har vi faddrar ökat kvalitet på frukost)
Upma————————–—————————————————————–Rs 3726
( This is one type of typical Indian breakfast. This is made up
  of bombay flour which looks like rice granules. This flour will
  be added to the oil,tomatoes, ginger,onions, lemon and some spices
  and will be served with sugar or chilli powder depending on the
  individual taste. Each serving cost around Rs 13.50)
Vegitable biryani———————–——————————————————-Rs 4140
(This is also another type of Indian typical food taste like mexican
  food. This is a food item made with rice,all sorts of vegitables, oil,
  ginger garlic paste, cloves,cinamon,cadmom, onion and other
  spices like corinander powder served with chilli chutney or yogurt.

  each serving cost around Rs 15 )

Washing soaps————————-——————————————————-Rs 1932
Bathing soaps————————-———————————————————Rs 1380
Shampoo———————–—————————————————————–Rs 1311
Toothpaste——————–——————————————————————Rs 1242
Coconut oil————————————————————————————–Rs 2297
Sweet corn————————–————————————————————Rs 1242
Milkshake mix———————————————————————————-Rs 1536
Cool drinks————————————————————————————–Rs 1560
Medicine———————-——————————————————————-Rs 2000
Sanitary naps————————–———————————————————Rs 1008
Attandant salary——————————————————————————–Rs 3000
Accountant salary——————————————————————————Rs 3000

Internet———————-———————————————————————-Rs 500

Total expenditure for the month of April 2015———————————————Rs 73290
Ecess amount spent in this month————————-———————————Rs -490
Balance remained for the March 2015—————-————————–———––Rs 3226

Balance remained for the April 2015—————-————————–———–—-Rs 2736

With Love
Alice and Children, Childhome Challagundla


Dear Swedish Parents,

Greetings to you all.
Thankyou  verymuch for the Love and support you are extending to us.

All of us are getting back to the daily normal life, though we all have faced a great loss our Dear mother Rosina 2 months ago. Things are settling down and we are back our daily life.

The summer has started. Now the temparature is between 38 degrees to 41 degrees. The water coming out of the pipe line is very hot and we are storing the water in the container for daily use.

The greatest blessing for the childhome is even the climate is hot and burning the trees in the campus gives us wonderful shade and all the trees are great. We wonder about the Gods creation, just before the summer during the Autumn the trees shed their leaves and look empty but when the summer starts all the trees will be with full of leaves and shade.

We want to thank you all for providing us with a new bore well 3 years ago and now it has become a great help during summer time.
This month a group of Doctors visited the Childhome and did some medical checkups like dental, ear, throat etc. They have taken some health classes to the children educating them to maintain the personal hygene and cleaniness.

They have taken weight and height measurements. All the doctors expressed that the children are looking healthy and they did not have any major illness and looking very healthy. They advised us to take extra precautions for the crawling children since they cannot walk they needs to be taken more care. They appreaciated the school and childhome looks very beautiful.

This year we have had the first fruits of few mangoes for one tree,another sort of kiwis but the problem is boys are throwing the stones to the fruits and the girls picking up the fruits from the ground. I am educating them not do that because is they keep the fruits they are the benificiaries of them. I think since they are children it will take more time for me to make them learn.

We wish that your summer will be our summer. so we can enjoy the weather.Thankyou verymuch once again for the Love care and concern you giving to us. We hope and wish that we will be able to see more Swedish parents visiting us this year in India and we pray for that to happen soon.

With Love,
Alice & Children
Hope Childhome, Challagundla, India

I am sending the financial report for the month of March 2015.

Dear Swedish Parents,

The total amount received for the month of March 2015—————————-Rs 68000

Rice————————–——————————————————————–Rs 12420

Chicken———————–——————————————————————Rs 8506

( The goverment is warning that they have find some
  Bird flu cases in Hyderabad So they have warned us.
 We do not have any cases found in Andhrapradesh.
 Hope we  will not get effected with the birdflu in our own state).
Eggs————————–——————————————————————-Rs 4100
Milk————————–———————————————————————Rs 9936

( The price of the milk will raise little high in this summer)

Pears————————-——————————————————————-Rs 1718
Apples——————————————————————————————-Rs 3250

Water melon————————-———————————————————- Rs 3200

Bathing soaps————————-———————————————————Rs 1380
Washing soaps————————-——————————————————–Rs 1932
Sanitary Naps————————–———————————————————Rs 1008
Tooth paste————————-————————————————————-Rs 1242
Coconut oil—————————————————————————————Rs 2297
Shampoo———————–——————————————————————Rs 1311
Sweet corn————————–————————————————————-Rs 1242
Milk shake————————-—————————————————————Rs 1536
Madras pongal———————————————————————————–Rs 1680
Medicine———————-———————————————————————Rs 2100
Accountant salary——————————————————————————-Rs 3000
Attandant salary———————————————————————————Rs 3000

Internet———————-———————————————————————–Rs 500

Total expenditure for the month of March 2015——————————————-Rs 65358
Balance remained——————————————————————————-Rs 2642
Balance remained for the Febuary 2015—————-————————–———-Rs 584

Balance remained for the March 2015—————-————————–———– -Rs 3226

With Love
Alice and Children, Childhome Challagundla


Dear Swedish Parents,

Greetings to you all.
This month has been a really tough month in all our lives. Many changes has taken in all our lives which we never expected this early. We lost our dear mother Rosina Benjamin one of the founder of Childhome.

Her sudden demise is a great loss to all of us especially for me. She raised and supported me for the past 43 years. My mother Rosina and my father Benjamin are the great inspiring personalities who started this compassionate work among the physically challanged children 40 years ago and now we are left orphans by losing both of them.

She died on the 8th of Feb and the funeral has taken place on 10th of Feb. More than 1200 people attended her funeral service majority are the old students from this Orphange and the other Childhome we had at Narasaraopet which in no more now.
It is very providential that Samuel Tideman has visited this Childhome just 4 years ago and started supporting this wonderful work by inspiring and motivating many Swedish people to get involved in this philanthropic service. Your support and encouragement has given great strength to us to continue this work among the most deserved children.
I felt like I was left alone but my children brought a marvellous cheer in my face by caring me in all my difficult times.

When I saw the cheerful faces of my children at the Childhome I forget my loneliness and reminds my responsibilities.

Now the whether is getting hot and the temparature is raising day by day. It is 30 degrees celcius now and the day is long and the night is very short. The sun is raising by 6 in the morning and the hot winds are blowing slowly. All the canals are drained and little water is stored for the drinking purpose.

Thankyou somuch for being a great encouragement and support to me in my difficult times. You all stood with me and uphold me in the times of need. I will owe you all a great debt of gratitude for being with me and supporting the Childhome with your constant help. We really want to thank Samuel Tideman for getting you all involved in this commpassionate work among the most deserved children. With out all of you I will never able to run this Childhome. Once again I want to thank all the Swedish parents and Samuel for being with us and giving a great assurance that you are there for us to support and help in the time of need. Your constant support and help makes us feel that we all are not Orphan and Handicapped children, we have people in Sweden on whom we can lean on and to be cared.

With Love,
Alice and Children
Hope Childhome, Challagundla