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

Total amount recieved for the month of September 2016—————————Rs 91000

Rice————————–——————————————————————-Rs 13800
Chicken—————————————————————————————-Rs  9072
Eggs——————————————————————————————–Rs  5200
Milk———————————————————————————————Rs 10600
Apples—————————————————————————————–Rs 3000
Custurd apples——————————————————————————Rs 3200
Guava—————————————————————————————–Rs 1580
Banana—————————————————————————————-Rs  880
Washing soaps —————————————————————————–Rs 1932
Bathing soaps———————————————–———————————Rs 1380
Shampoo————————————————————————————–Rs 1242
Coconut oil ———————————————————————————–Rs 2450
Tooth paste ———————————————————————————–Rs 1400
Sanitary naps———————————————————————————Rs 1276
Medicine—————————————————————————————Rs 2600
(this month children especially girls suffered with skin allergies like scabies,ring on the buttocks) we did send them to a dermatologist in Narasaraopet)
Extra diet
Milk shake mix ——————————————————————————Rs 1536
Spegatti sweet——————————————————————————-Rs 1800
Extra curry———————————————————————————–Rs 2800
Madras pongal——————————————————————————Rs 4200
Sweet pongal ——————————————————————————-Rs 4400
(this food item is made with rice,sugar,milk,jaggary,Cadmoms Cashuenuts,raisins,
and served with lentil soup and ghee( melted butter)
Administrative expenditure
Accountant salary ————————————————————————-Rs 3000
Attendant salary —————————————————————————Rs 3000
Computer master ————————————————————————–Rs 6000
Internet —————————————————————————————Rs 1450
Power bill ————————————————————————————Rs 750

Total expenditure for the month of September 2016——————————–Rs 88548
Balance remaining————————————————————————-Rs 2452
Balance remained for the August 2016—————-——————————–Rs 17436
Balance remained for the September 2016—————-—————————Rs 19888

With Love
Alice and Children, Childhome Challagundla

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

Thankyou very much for sending the August month’s support in advance.

Total amount received for the month of August———————————-Rs 90000

Rice————————–————————————————————–Rs 13800
( the price of the rice is stable till this date)
Chicken———————————————————————————–Rs 9240
(the price of chicken is gone down this month due to some important Hindu festivals)
Eggs—————————————————————————————Rs 5200
Milk—————————————————————————————–Rs 10600
Apples ————————————————————————————Rs 3000
Pomegranate —————————————————————————-Rs 3200
Banana ————————————————————————————Rs 880
Pears—————————————————————————————Rs 2240
Washing soaps————————————————————————–Rs 1932
soaps ————————————————————————————-Rs 1380
Shampoo———————————————————————————Rs 1242
Coconut oil ——————————————————————————Rs 2450
Tooth paste ——————————————————————————Rs 1400
Sanitary naps —————————————————————————Rs 1276
Medicine———————————————————————————-Rs 1800
Special foods
Milkshake mix—————————————————————————Rs 1536
Sweet corn ——————————————————————————Rs 1400
Extra curry ——————————————————————————Rs 3000
Tomato rice——————————————————————————Rs 3800
(this food item is made with tomatoes and rice mixed with many spices and oil.
It taste more like Thai food).
Indian doughnut ( vadai)————————————————————–Rs 4400
Administrative expenditure
Accountant salary ——————————————————————–Rs 3000
Attendant salary ———————————————————————-Rs 3000
Computer teacher ——————————————————————–Rs 6000

Electricity bill ————————————————————————–Rs 750
Internet ———————————————————————————Rs 1450

Total expenditure for the month of August ————————————-Rs 87976
Balance——————————————————————————–Rs 2024
Balance remained for the July 2016—————-—————————–Rs 15412
Balance remained for the August 2016—————-————————-Rs 17436

With Love
Alice and Children, Childhome Challagundla

Dear Swedish Parents,

Greetings to you all from Hope Childhome- Challagundla.  Thankyou very much for your love,care and continuos support. Here we are experiencing a combination of mixed weather this year. Sometimes it’s raining and some time it is very hot. This month we had very good rains. I don’t remember the dates but for 2 days it went on pouring. The rain started during the night and remained for 2 continuos days.
The news said that there was no such big rain in the past 40 years around Challagundla area. No power for 2 days,no vegetable markets,no grocerssary stores,and no schools. The beauty of the childhome is since it is built on the hillside what ever the water flows from the hill top it joins in the near by canal. Since the land is full of rocks and stones there will is not even a single drop remained in the ground after 3 days and no stagnation of water.
We all had a different experience during this rain. Since there is no big common room for all the children, the boys and girls remained in their dormitories and we faced very bad sanitation problem. The class rooms were filled with water since the eastern entrance is open. But we are happy for the rains and the trees and plants in the childhome need it.
The children suffered with skin allergies especially few girls had severe problem. We took them to the doctor and they have been treated carefully and healed now.
This year also we had a big struggle with 5 villages. On the 5th of September Indian people celebrated ”Vinayaka Chavithy” a Hindu festival. People worship a God with Elephant head. They believe that this God will help them for success. They celebrate it for 10 days. They create an image of this god with mud,clay and plaster of paris  and size will depend on the financial status. After 10 day they will immerse this statue in the water.
For this festival people offer vegetables,green leaves and branches to this God. This tradition has became a big threat to the school and childhome. Since there is no big ground with full of trees and greenery all the people from 5 villages around the childhome rushes into the campus and tears the leaves and cut down the branches.
This headache starts by the early in the morning. Hundreds of people come early even befor the sunrises. They come with tourch lights and bags to collect the leaves and branches.
It has become very difficult to control the public. I complained inthe police station many times but there is no action taken by them. The police say if it one person we will take action,but there are hundreds of people and on whom we can take action”. We were really wounded with this festival and been suffering with the people for the past many years since there is no compound wall.
 In North India people celebrate this festival in a grand manner. Very recent years only this festival got popularity in South India. If I keep on writing there will no end in complaining on the situation we have gone through.

Children are enjoying the computer education and getting prepared for the sports to be held in the last week of November. We also anxiously waiting for the arrival of Samuel tideman and the friends from Sweden. Thankyou somuch for all the new projects and making all the efforts to give a better life for us.  We love you somuch and keep praying for you all .

With love,
Alice and children
Hope childhome, Challagundla.

Resa till Indien 2016/2017


Nu håller vi som bäst på att planera årets resa till Indien. Den planeras till årsskiftet 2016/2017 och vi siktar på att vara på plats från mellandagarna till den 14:e januari. Detaljerna planeras just nu och datumen kan ändras något.

Är du intresserad av att bli med eller har frågor om resan kan du kontakta undertecknad (se mailadress nedan). Det vi tänkt göra på plats är att: inviga några av de projekt som vi jobbar med just nu, en dagsutflykt för barnen, filmkväll och fest. Det kanske också bli någon inköpsresa till närliggande stad för de projekt som bedrivs eller annat eftersom behov uppstår. Vi brukar också hälsa på Samuels barndomsvänner i Vinukonda eller Sattenapalle (ca 1 timme i bil).

Det brukar bli ett äventyr, mycket tut-tut och ännu mera glädje!

Jag skulle återigen vilja slå ett slag för att få med någon Arbetsterapeut eller Läkare till Indien. Vi behöver hjälp med inventera vilka medicinska hjälpbehov det finns och vilken grad av komplexitet och kostnader det finns i detta. Är du Läkare eller Arbetsterapeut och skulle vara intresserad av resan så hör gärna av dig till mig så kan vi diskutera upplägg.

Mvh, /Johan Alander