Dear Swedish Parents,

Greetings to you all from Hope-Childhome, Challagundla,India. Thankyou very much for your continuos care and support. This month we had many holidays for the school. It is a special month for us because the two Telugu speaking states Andhra and Telengana celebrated the ”Krishna River Pushkaraalu” which comes once in 12 years celebrated for 12days in glory.
Piligrams take a holy dip in the River and offer rituals to the river god and ancestors.
This is a special event for all telugu speaking people. People do rituals to the river by giving flowers, turmeric and saffron in honour to give their love and respect for its continuos flow to feed millions of people in the past years. Almost 15000000 people visited the river ghats to take a holy dip along with their families and even some have taken holy dip along with their pet and tamed animals.

We did to allowed the children to participate in this event. Because there is a serpentine queue waiting to get a dip in the water and there is no specific measures taken for the physically challanged. So I did not allowed the children to go and see it. But the government has telecasted minute to minute.
Children enjoyed watching some movies and playing and did some gardening. They had special study hours by their regular academic teachers. They were even busy by spending their time in helping the construction work and picking up the stones and derbies to put the flooring for the new rooms.
I want to thank my children for maintaining the discipline in my absence during my visit to Bangalore to attend my medical checkup in the second week of August. I also want to thank brother Wilson for taking care of the children and Childhome in my absence.

The weather was very hot till the middle of August and it went like that until the third week also. It suddenly changed in the last week of August and now it is raining every alternative days. One of the boy Mahesh had a problem with his speech even before he joined in the childhome. A miracle happened this month that he started speaking little better now and able call the children by their names. He has been in this childhome for the past five years.
Children needs tape to their cots. The government provided the tape 3 years ago and there is no provision for this so far and children need electric fans in their dormitories.
Our family friend and a childhood friend of Samuel Mr.Brahmaih  from vinukonda visited the childhome and promised to give 4 fans to the children.
Thankyou once again for your love care and support and we are looking forward for Sam and friends from Sweden in the month of January 2017. We also want to thank the parents association for taking special care for the children and providing us with better facilities.

With Love,
Alice and children
Hope childhome- Challagundla
India

Here I am sending the monthly financial report for the month of July 2016.

Total amount recieved for the month of July 2016———————————Rs 90500

Rice——————————————————————————————–Rs 13800
(the price of the rice will raise in the Days to come, since there are no crops
this year due to low rainfall).
Chicken—————————————————————————————Rs 10080
Eggs——————————————————————————————-Rs 5320
Milk———————————————————————————————Rs 10600
Fruits
Apples—————————————————————————————–Rs 3360
Guava——————————————————————————————Rs 1800
Banana—————————————————————————————-Rs 2400
(Chekkarakeli andhrapradesh special)
Grapes —————————————————————————————-Rs 2600
Cosmetics
Washing soaps——————————————————————————Rs 1932
Bathing soaps——————————————————————————-Rs 1380
Shampoo————————————————————————————-Rs 1242
Coconut oil ———————————————————————————-Rs 2450
Tooth paste ———————————————————————————Rs 1400
Sanitary naps ——————————————————————————-Rs 1276
Special food
Milkshake mix——————————————————————————-Rs 1530
Sweet corn———————————- ————————————————Rs 1400
Extra curry————————————————————————————Rs 3500
Indian noodle veg mix———————————————————————Rs 3800
(This food item is made with Indian rice noodles mixed with all varieties
of vegetables seved with sweet tomato chutney).
Haleem—————————————————————————————-Rs 5600
(This food item is famous during the onth of Ramdan which is a Muslim
Festival. It is very popular dish in India especially for Muslims. All the Muslims
go for fasting during these 40 days of Festival ,after completion of fasting by
6 in the evening they eat this healthy food.)
This is very expensive food. People use lamb in the dish. We prepared it with
Chicken). this food is made with wheat,chicken,ginger
Garlic,cloves Cadmoms,cinnamon,coriander powder,cumin powder,
onions,mint,parsley,lemon juice,oil,butter,chillie powder. We mix them all
together and cook them on the wooden stove for 4-5 hours it gets like
a paste and been served like this with coconut and tomato gravy.
Medicine————————————————————————————-Rs 1500
Administrative expenditure
Attendant salary ————————————————————————–Rs 3000
Accountant salary ————————————————————————Rs 3000
Computer teacher ————— ——————————————————–Rs 6000
Electricity bill ——————————————————————————-Rs 750
Internet ————————————————————————————–Rs 1450

Expenditure for the month of July 2016———————————————Rs 91170
Remaining balance———————————————————————–Rs (-670)
Balance remained for the June 2016—————-——————————–-Rs 16082
Balance remained for the July 2016—————-——————————–Rs 15412

With Love
Alice and Children, Childhome Challagundla
Indien