Despite the country’s significant GDP growth rate, poverty in India is still pervasive; especially in rural areas where 70% of India’s 1.2 billion population live. While some 50% of Indians do not have access to proper shelter, 70% don’t have access to sanitation facilities.
There are over 31 million orphans in India. India has about three times the American population living in one third of the space and has the highest population of children below the age of 18 — 41% of the total population. Many of the children in need of sponsoring have never attended school.
Through UMR’s Orphan Sponsorship Program orphans are provided the support necessary to receive an education to help our children reach their full potential. Your generous donations pay for food, clothing, education and medicine for all children.
UMR provides essential food aid to hundreds of Indians facing food insecurity. We support widows, orphans and elderly beneficiaries with food packs both in Ramadan and throughout the year.