About Little Drops
Greetings from Little Drops a home away from home for over 1000 abandoned elderly destitute rescued from the streets.
“ Being unwanted, unloved, uncared and forgotten by everybody, I think that is much greater hunger, much greater poverty than persons who have nothing to eat”. Said Mother Teresa.
- A Smile On Every Face
- Reconstructing Lives ……
- Restoring Dignity ……
- Reviving Poise ……
- Rekindling smiles ……
of the deprived irrespective of cast, creed, religion or gender.
Inspired by her yeomen and selfless service in the cause of the underprivileged members of our society, Little Drops, a public charitable trust was conceived in 1991 by two childhood friends driven by a deep sense of burden for the ever increasing number of elderly destitute who are abandoned by their families and left to fend for themselves in the streets of Chennai. Both these childhood friends faced unexpected and severe economic deprivation in the formative stage of their lives. Traversing through life of paucity and denial, the childhood friends when they were able to stand on their own feet dedicated their lives for the cause of the deprived. Thus the birth of Little Drops.
Modestly beginning with providing wholesome residential haven including medical and therapeutic care laced with abundant measures of love to 4 elderly destitute, Little Drops currently accommodates over 1000 inmates in 10 different homes mostly in Tamil Nadu and one in Bangalore.
This fulfilling journey would have been incomplete without the support and encouragement from socially conscious friends, well-wishers and organisations who are carriers of God’s tender and merciful love and compassion.
On an average, Little Drops receive about 40-45 new admissions while about 20-25 of these inmates become dear to the Almighty every month.
Since inception in 1991 Little Drops has had the privilege of rescuing over 8800 destitute irrespective of cast, creed, religion or gender and provided them a new lease of life refurbished with dignity and self esteem in the sunset years of their lives.
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As the trust continued its mandated journey, focus on education, the trust recognised was one of the fundamental need to eradicate poverty lack of which in turn very often leads to discarding and forsaking of elders. On the other hand avenues to quality education was a far cry especially for the children from economically weaker section of the society.
To supplement education Little Drops administers 3 primary English medium schools called Little Angels providing wholesome tutoring to around 1300 children who live in the vicinity of our homes and hailing from the economically weaker sections of the society at a subsidized fee. About 20% of the children studying in the schools are provided free education keeping in view the pecuniary standing of the parents.
In the trust’s pursuit to add smiles on the faces of the deprived, it painfully realised the inevitable but glaring consequences of domestic violence, dowry harassment, bigamy, child abuse, drug and alcohol addictions, extramarital relationships etc. The victims would invariably be the discarded women and children.
As a part of Little Drops “Family Rehabilitation Programme “ the trust has adopted over 70 deserted women and their children who are now residing in various branches of Little Drops. The women are provided employment commensurate with their aptitude and capability by the trust and their children are also educated by the Trust. The eldest of these boys is pursuing Post Graduation while the eldest of the girls is pursuing a 4 years integrated graduate course titled “Physicians Assistant”.Little Drops does not receive any funding from any Government authorities or institutions. The Trust raise funds by conducting various programmes in schools/colleges and from contributions from socially conscious individuals and organisations.
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