April 29, 2011


Friday, April 29, 2011 Relief Projects India
We have received two new packages: www.reliefprojects.org/Packages_recd

April 23, 2011

Prime Minister asks for national campaign to fight infanticide and feticide.

Saturday, April 23, 2011 Relief Projects India
The provisional Census figures, released last month, show that the child sex ratio in India has declined to 914 females per 1,000 males — the lowest since Independence. "Terming practice of female feticide and infanticide in many parts of the country a 'national shame', Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday expressed the need to have a national campaign to counter this bias ...Referring to the figure, the PM said improving this ratio is not merely a question of stricter compliance with the existing laws. 'What's more important is how we view and value the girl child in our society,' he said. " Courtesy Times of India 

Follow this link to read about RPI's SHE program which was launched last year to fight infanticide and feticide, raise the status of females, and improve the health and well-being of mothers and disadvantaged children.
The SHE Program

April 22, 2011

Latest arrival at the Mercy Home.

Friday, April 22, 2011 Relief Projects India
It is very very unlikely this little boy will be adopted because of his missing hand, so he may well join the Little Darlings in a year or so.

April 13, 2011

Gift from Antti and packages from Leena Gustafson

Wednesday, April 13, 2011 Relief Projects India
Thank you to Antti and children for the playdough we received for the Little Darlings. They will have lots of fun with it. Please thank your children for their kind greeting also.

And many thanks Leena Gustafson for the fives packages of baby textiles we received, I think on behalf of Vaaka and Lutheran Congregation of Myanamaki mission group.