Tomorrow (Thursday 18th April) fifteen Australians are heading to Kotdwara to present and be a part of our SHINE19 Women's Empowerment Conference. We are super excited and full of anticipation for the many lives we will impact. Our bags are all but packed with 350kg of luggage ... including 1000 toothbrushes, 1000 fans, 900 mirrors and lipsticks for our 800+ delegates, 350 packets coloured pencils, textas and tennis balls for the 260 children in our centres, teaching resources for our new Disability class, gifts for teachers and many others, not to mention just a small amount of space for our clothes and personal items.
Please pray for us, for our safety, good health and that our hard work and efforts would encourage and make a long lasting difference in the lives of many people.
It gives us great pleasure to present our Annual Report for 2018.
This is available by clicking the following link to our website;
http://projecthelpindia.co/our-history/ (scroll to the bottom of the page)
2018 was significant for us as we moved forward in the breadth and depth of our projects and the level of support provided to individuals, families and the wider communities of Kotdwara and extending to the neighbouring city of Bijnor, India.
We hope that you are able to take a small amount of time to read this report as we are confident that you will be both encouraged and pleasantly surprised by how much has been achieved within the short space of 12 months.
In 2018 we received a total of $36018 in donations, a slight decrease from the year before, but none-the-less amazing! We anticipate and hope that this amount will increase this year due to us now being able to provide tax deductibility.
For those who have so generously given to the 'Project help India' story, we cannot thank you enough. You may not realise this but you are a significant part of the story of people’s lives. We know these people, we have met them and spent time with them, many have become our friends and we love them. We have witnessed first-hand the difference your financial contribution has made to their circumstances, providing them with care, dignity and hope for the future. There are instances when we can say that your donation has contributed towards saved people’s lives, providing them with the immediate help that was needed to rescue them from poor health, floods or crisis situations.
As we reflect on these many achievements, our heartfelt thanks and admiration goes to two very special and inspiring people, Amit and Daisy Samuel. It is Amit and Daisy who each and every day, pour out their hearts, energy and love to their community. Their efforts and sacrifices often go unnoticed, and their work is challenging and difficult. Amit and Daisy are both incredibly well respected by the leaders of Kotdwara and they are often called upon to provide counselling, guidance, respite and mediation. They are God’s hands, feet and voice to this wonderful town.
Please do not underestimate the power of your giving. Please continue to be generous, and we sincerely ask with a measure of audacity, please give more. We have a very big vision for what can be done and achieved.
We look forward to sharing stories about SHINE19 and more about the people who are our friends…they are your friends too, and they send you their greetings, love and gratitude. Please contact us, if you would like your donation to go towards a particular need or project that touches your heart. Please be in touch if you would like to know more.
How you can help
1. Share our Story - please share this blog on Facebook, Twitter and other social media.
2. Be Part of our Story - make your tax deductible donation at http://projecthelpindia.co/donate
OR if tax deductibility is not required, your EFT donation can be made at
BSB: 062 230 (Commonwealth Bank Randwick)
Account: 1134 1909
Account Name: Project Help India
Please write your name in the reference section so we can thank you.
Thanks for making everything that Project Help accomplished in 2018 possible. With love and thanks from Doug and the 'Project Help India' team.