afford to keep them. Girls are considered a liability to the family greatly because of the age-old custom of dowry and the prevalent illiteracy and ignorance of these poor people.
A few benefactors have supported Sr. Jessy in starting this home of 50 children along with the inheritance from Sr. Jessy’s mom. The orphanage is situated in the rural area about 12 mi. from the city of Trichy in the south India state of Tamil Nadu. Sister Jessy Alex continues to reside with the children along with several other sisters who have committed their lives to these children. Prahteeksha is also in the process of expanding into other villages that are in need within the region of Tamil Nadu. The organization has been given the registered status of Charitable Organization by the Indian Government, but relies solely on private donations. Pratheeksha is TRULY a source of Hope to India!