Despite news stories highlighting the growth in India's economy and the new wealth this is creating, the need to help India's children is becoming even more important. Child labour is a massive problem in India and in Andhra Pradesh in particular.

Now entering its 25th year, HEAL – a UK registered charity (reg. no: 101334) – is committed to providing shelter, support, education and health care for needy children. As a small charity we are committed to ensuring that your donations are not wasted on administrative costs, such as advertising and salaries. We achieve this because we have no administrative office and no paid administrative staff.

All staff involved in the administration of HEAL are volunteers, so all money raised can be used effectively for the benefit of children in need.

HEAL currently has a number of projects including the Heal Children’s Village in Guntur, Paradise Village, currently under construction in Thotapalli, and our Poverty Trap scheme. Through these projects HEAL is working hard to provide homes, food, education and medical care for over 1,500 orphaned and underprivileged children in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states, India.

HEAL UK is the fundraising arm of the charity, but the real hard work is undertaken by the trustees and staff of HEAL India. We have also added HEAL USA and HEAL Australia as further fundraising arms of the organisation.

We are committed to expanding over the coming years with further projects, with the aim of helping up to 10,000 children escape the poverty trap by 2020.

Our aim is to provide Health and Education for All.

To read the story of the HEAL Journey, please click this link.