With an average daily income of $3 per person, India has become a ‘middle income country’, deemed to be wealthy enough to deal with its own problems and therefore no longer requiring aid. With aid resources needing to be prioritised, support from international governments and NGOs has been diverted to those countries deemed to be ‘more’ in need.

However, for those living at or below India’s average daily income, the reality is that their poverty is still extreme and in some cases, absolute. As India continues to grow, as with other middle income countries, the gap widens between those ‘with’ and those ‘without’. One in three of the world’s malnourished children live in India. It is estimated there are over 50,000 street children living in New Delhi alone, with limited access to the basic necessities of life such as food, clothing, education, shelter, recreation and healthcare.

What we do

We have been working in India via our partners there since 1995 and between 2016 and 2018, we plan to work with some of the most marginalised and disadvantaged groups of children and communities in and around Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad. This programme of work will impact over 26,000 children and their families per annum.