Recently Family Village Farm Sponsorship Administrator, Anita Grace, came to visit Global Ministries. She gave a heart filling update on Family Village Farm and how your donations from all over the world have deeply impacted the lives of hundreds of students, orphans and the elderly. "We have transformed lives of hundreds of children in this 49 years. Your help, your donations help children transform their lives for a better and bright future."
The Family Village Farm (FVF) was founded in 1969 by Dr. Pauline E. King for orphans and the elderly in Kasam. The children mainly come from Kasam, which is a larger village near Katpadi, where the FVF is located (Vellore is the nearest city to Kasam and Katpadi). The children are from difficult circumstances, some having no parents or one parent who is not able to support them. There are ten to twelve children, a mother, and grandparents living in each cottage in a family-type group. The mothers and grandparents living with the children are also poor, who also come from difficult circumstances. This is a life-giving ministry for children, but it also provides a home for elderly adults. These adults provide “families” for the children and help to care for them while benefiting from the housing and support.