In 1982, Babu Salagala and his wife, Hepsyba, followed the quiet call of God to reach out and care for the young children wandering and begging in the streets of Bapatla, India. Through hard work and great faith, they rented a building and took in 22 children from their community. Soon, word traveled, and each year they saw more and more children finding their way to the loving arms of the Christiana Children’s Homes.
Now, almost 37 years later, The Christiana Children’s Homes (CCH) have their own land, school, and accommodations for over 250 children. Each year, orphaned and destitute children find their way to a loving staff of caretakers and teachers, who devote their lives to seeing these kids overcome their generational hardships and succeed in life. The homes provide food, education, and medical care for orphaned, destitute, and sick children, with priority care given to children with HIV.
The children are educated and looked after with the loving care of full-time, live-in, Christian house parents, many of which have experienced hardships themselves. All the staff works hard to provide hope and a sustainable future for children who’ve been historically overlooked and undervalued – showing them the awesome love of God through action.