Global Compassion unofficially started when a small seed of compassion was sown in 1996 in a life of an elderly lady in India. In the following years, few more friends joined me to help some orphans and the people in slums. I didn’t see these as anything building up, but just some acts of compassion here and there and never ever dreamed, imagined or desired to start a nonprofit. I had no passion for it and did not even know what it was. It took 10 years for the tree to shoot up and in 2006 we had $3,000 in donations, so we started the registration process and thus, Global Compassion Inc was officially born.
Now, with that background, Global Compassion Inc has grown in terms of the donors, donations and the projects we have funded to various organizations globally and at home. The projects were prioritized to support the most basic human needs like 1. Drilling wells for water, 2.education as the key to break the chains of poverty. 3. Empowering women to Self Sufficiency by giving them training in tailoring and a gift of a sewing machine, dairy cows, rearing of goats, chickens and 4. free medical camps and Christmas packages.
So, drinking water project started in 2014 when 6 bore wells were drilled to 2020, our supporters have provided funds to drill over 300 bore wells giving continuous access to fresh and clean drinking water to a population of over 70,000 and giving them a gift of “Life” giving water. “To give drink to the thirsty” has been our most successful outreach and very crucial as it attains to the most basic human need. It has touched many generous hearts to see the suffering and struggles of the poor people in remote villages and given generously for which I am so thankful. Our Blessed Sacrament Church has donated 5 bore wells and our church members have given fund for 76 bore wells among the 300 bore wells. That is so amazingly heart- warming gesture to the “thirsty Jesus” who disguises with the thirsty and asking us to give Him a drink by giving to the least of our brothers and sisters.
As we are approaching the end of April, and this also our month of corporal acts of mercy theme of “Give drink to the Thirsty” of our church, I kindly request you to open your hearts and share your many blessings by considering a donation of $2500 or whatever you wish to give a gift of a bore well, a gift of life itself. God bless you!
Global Compassion Inc ( www.globalcompassioninc.org)