Founded by Pastor Prabin and his wife Susama in 1999, the India Children’s Home provides safe housing, schooling and spiritual care to orphaned and at-risk children in Eastern India.
The Sipkas run the orphanage along with two teachers, two caretakers, two cooks, two security guards, a Pastor, a gardenerand an administrative assistant. They provide a loving and faith-filled familial environment where the children can learn and grow.
In India, only 2.3% of the population is Christian, and there is a high level of Christian persecution, which often escalates to violence. India Children’s Home is surrounded by a boundary wall which includes a security gate to ensure the children’s safety. The Indian government also makes it difficult to operate a Christian-based nonprofit, often threatening dissolution by changing regulations.
Eastern India has a primarily tropical climate, and protecting the children from mosquitos, heat and rain is often challenging, along with maintenance of the building. In addition, the pandemic hascaused food prices in India to increase significantly.