Dear Swedish Parents,

Greetings to you all.

All the children in the childhome is fine and in good health. Now the winter season has started here. The weather is getting better, sunny in the morning and cooler in the night time. Now we have rains due to the depression in the sea. The weather forecast tells that we will have more rains for two more days. It has been raining for the past two days and it will continue until this wednesday.
Children are getting ready for the sports which are going to be held in the month of December on the occassion of world disabled day. last year we bagged up many priges, and we expect more this year. We have celebrated Ganesh festival and Diwali in the childhome. It is a Hindu festival where they worship a God with elephant head. There is a mythological story behind it. Diwali means people decorate their homes with many lights, especially they put oil in mud pot and they put a thread in the oil and light it. Folks enjoy firing crakers infront of their homes. We bought many fire crakers and children enjoyed them a lot. Children stored some fire crackers for Samuel and team. They will fire them during their visit.
This year we have new admissions and majority of them cannot walk, especially boys.we have one new admission of a boy having problem with urinary system. He is 10 year old boy and does not have control on passing urine. He has his father and his mother died. Since his father is very poor and unable to take care of him, he joined this boy in the childhome. In the beginning we have a big problem with this boy because he doesnot know when he pass urine. Now we are educating him and he is getting better.
We are anxiously waiting for Brother Sams arrival. That is the real Christmas for us. We are very happy to know that a group of Swedish parents are coming to visit us this January. we will be very happy to see you all. We are also waiting for the new computer centre to be get started. A room is getting ready for the computers. We have already completed repairing one room for the small crawling boys. Since these boys cannot walk during the night time it has become very difficult for them to go to the bathroom. So we thought that it is better to keep the crawling children in one room. So we started repairing this room with help of Samuel.
We may have many festivals in India. But our festival season starts with Samuel. We all are waiting for the trip to some sightseeing place, a big party and watching Indian movies with Sam and team. Children keep asking when is Swedish parents and Samuel is coming. Now they are busy in making Christmas greeting cards for all of you.
Once again thankyou so much for the love and care you are showing to us, especially for the extra breakfast, extra curry every day in the rice, for milk, eggs and chicken,cosmotics. Even our own parents will not provide us with these many facilites and nutritious food. Your love is flowing from thousands of miles far from us and it is reaching to the most deserved children like us. Thankyou so much for every minute and money you are spending for us.
We love you all and praying for all of your family members. Our special thanks goes to Samuel for bring you to us and making this childhome to known you all. Anxiously waiting and praying for your trip to India.

With Love,
Alice and Children,
HOPE Childhome,Challagundla,

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

Total amount received for the month of September 2015——————-Rs 83000

Rice:————————-————————– ———————————Rs 13110

the price of the rice is increased little. Next year it will
raise more since we have no crops this year due to very low
rain fall.

chicken———————–———————————————————-Rs 9384
the price of the chicken is getting better.there will be price
variation in ensuing months upto December.

Eggs————————–———————————————————–Rs 4416

Milk————————–————————————————————-Rs 10600


Apples———————————————————————————-Rs 3312

Custurd apples————————————————————————Rs 3450

Prunes———————————————————————————-Rs 2484

Bananas———————–———————————————————Rs 996


Bathing soaps————————-————————————————Rs 1380

Washing soaps————————-———————————————–Rs 1932

Shampoo———————–———————————————————Rs 1311

Toothpaste——————–———————————————————-Rs 1242

coconut oil——————————————————————————Rs 2927

Sanitary Naps————————–———————————————–Rs 1276

Sweet corn————————–—————————————————Rs 1380

Spegetti sweet————————-————————————————Rs 1518

Milk shake mix————————————————————————-Rs 1536

Special Breakfast

Indian pongal sweet————————-——————————————Rs 4002
(this food is made of rice,millets,sugar jaggery,
cashuenuts,raisins,butter,melted butter and milk
this food taste really good and children likes if for
its delicious taste)

Indian doughnuts———————————————————————-Rs 3864

spices,oil,chillipowder,turmeric powder for extra
curry given to the children everyday———————————————-Rs 2500

Medicine———————-———————————————————–Rs 3000
(this month we have spent much money on medicine.
most of the children suffered with fever,cold and
cough including myself. almost 10 children suffered
with viral fever and typhoid fever. we all slept in
the same room where my mother used to live. this is
not only problem in the childhome our entire state
suffered with viral fevers).

Attendent salary————————————————————————Rs 3000

Accountant salary———————————————————————Rs 3000

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

Total expenditure for the month of September 2015—————————Rs 82120

Balance remained———————-————————————————Rs 880

Balance remained for the Aug 2015—————-————————–——Rs 5795

Balance remained for the September 2015—————-———————–Rs 6675

With Love

Alice and Children, Childhome Challagundla