The Family of Bhavani and Appla

Appla is a mother with cancer whose husband, Bhavani, is also ill. They live in a small dilapidated hut and have struggled with poverty all of their lives. Their hut has no electricity or running water. Their roof… Read More

The Family of Mary Grace and John Varghese – Sponsored!

This family has been sponsored! You can find more families in need through this link. Mary Grace and John Varghese are an extraordinary couple maintaining a household for 8 people. They have four children including 5 year old… Read More

The Bora Family – Sponsored!

Prameela and Threemurthulu live in a distant village with two children, aged 11 and 16, who are at the top of their classes. The family have no land of their own and live in a rented one room… Read More

Sebastian and Tresamma – Sponsored!

Last spring the son of Sebastian and Tresamma was diagnosed with leukemia. The family is struggling. They all live in a hut covered with tin sheets – not ideal living condtions. In addition to Niclove’s medications, they have… Read More

The Medapati Family – Sponsored!

This is a sad story. Padmalatha lost her husband to a stroke in 2022. It has left her and two teenage children struggling to support themselves. She and her children were forced to leave her husband’s family house… Read More

The Raito Family

The Raito family is immediately striking for both their size, and their poverty. This family of nine lives in a small village in the state of Odisha. The land here is completely undeveloped, and most people make their… Read More

Ray of Hope Rose

Ray of Hope Rose in their Darkened Life
“You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.” 2 Corinthians 9:11

#1453 Joseph Thankappan Muttichira sponsored by Joseph and Harriet Fignar

This family is being sponsored since 2nd qtr 2019.  Always it is visible that a transformation in the living condition brings a vigorous change in one’s lifestyle.  With the intervention of FFA a ray of hope rose in their darkened life.

We are happy to share at this moment that many of our beneficiary families fruitfully utilized their sponsor’s valuable and kind help, with which they came up in life and have a better place in the society.  As you know most of our beneficiary families are fisher folk and people engaged in coir works.  Normally they are considered as someone backward in the community and FFA’s entry to such families enabled them to provide good education to their children for better job opportunities.

The head of the family Joseph is sickly and unable to do any hard work. The only means of income for them was the irregular earnings of Treesa from odd jobs. Even though they did not have enough to eat, they provided good education for their children. Their elder daughter Fenitta completed her general nursing course with this kind help and now working as nurse and her marriage was held on 26th January2023.  Her husband is working in Cochin shipyard as welder. His younger daughter Femitta is doing beautician work. They were staying in a shed covered with plastic sheets. This family was staying in the colony house of Alappuzha Diocese.  During the flood their area was full of water and they were shifted to the refugee center.  Later on they were selected for a new house under government scheme.  The government allotted them 4 lakhs ($5714.28) rupees for the house but it is not sufficient for the completion because their house is in a remote area and the transportation facility is not available and the cost for reaching the raw material to the site was quite expensive.  Their area is marshy and the basement was done with piling. For the completion of their house their sponsor generously helped them and now they are staying in a completed concrete house.  Joseph’s medical needs are also met with this kind help.  The family has some debts in connection with their daughter’s marriage, which they are refunding gradually.

The whole family is joining their hands and thanking you for all what you are doing for them.  The good Lord will bless you in abundance for your sharing and compassion showered upon His choicest poor.

Sr. Elsy Chacko, Secretary FFA

The Chirukuri Family – Sponsored!

This family has been sponsored! Please check here for more families in need of help. This is a very sad story! Murali and Sireesha live in a distant village with their five young children, aged 8 months to… Read More

The Family of Rini and Jose – Sponsored!

After her husband lost his leg to diabetes, Rini has struggled to cope with the rising expenses of their small family. She and Jose are a poor couple with two children, Emmanual who is 9 and in 4th… Read More

Farewell Faithful Servant

On April 14th Sister Elsy sent me an email advising me of the death of His Excellency Bishop Stephen Athipozhiyil. She wrote “We are at the eve of celebrating the feast of Passover. To love one another is… Read More