Destitute to Destiny is committed to lifting the poor out of poverty with special focus on the disadvantaged Dalit women and children of India. We support sustainable living, micro-enterprise and agriculture projects, fresh water wells for isolated rural communities and education sponsorship.
In order to help break the cycle of generational poverty and the transmission of disadvantage, we provide quality education and exposure to a world of opportunities.
The average literacy rate amongst Dalits is 37%. Often children from impoverished families are sent to work in the fields or sweatshops from as young as 5 years of age. Consider partnering with us to change a life forever and to give a hope for a better tomorrow.
"Education has been one of the only mechanisms of upward mobility for Dalits..." —Sukhadeo Thorat, Indian Institute of Dalit Studies
$40 / month will provide education, accomodation (when needed), transportation, food, clothing and supplies for an impoverished Dalit child.
Donate to Education Fund Here
Many women have to walk great distances to their jobs which pay extremely low wages (approx. $1-2 per 10 hour day). Walking home in the dark has resulted in numerous asaults and robbery.
$375 will purchases an industrial strength sewing machine and the necessary supplies to help a Dalit women establish a home based, family sustaining business, while caring for her children at the same time.
Our program requires the repayment of the cost of the sewing machines over 6 years to the Destitute to Destiny Women’s Cooperative at no interest. This money is then used to buy more sewing machines to help other women startup in micro-enterprise.
Help a Dalit woman to establish a self sustainable micro enterprise here
In many communities Dalits lack access to fresh water. Women and children are required to walk up to 5 miles each way daily for this basic necessity of life.
$1800 is a great group gift opportunity that will provide fresh water to 15 or 20 families.
Help build a well here
We are planting organic fruit and vegetable gardens and hope to include fish tanks and chickens in time.
Our gardens provide food for our students and serve as a classroom for learning sustainable agriculture.
Help Establish an organic garden here
FRUIT & MORINGA TREES: We plan to surround our school properties with fruit and Moringa trees. Moringa oleifera is extremely rich in vital nutrients and can grow very fast in dry areas of the world. Moringa is used as a medicinal plant, known to heal and ease a wide number of diseases: from various inflammations to cancer, from parasitic diseases to diabetes. In more recent times, Moringa has gained notoriety as a nutrition power plant that can feed the needy and, in fact, save lives. And eyes… from blindness due to lack of vital nutrients such as vitamin A in the diet. Moringa leaves or leaf powder can be used successfully as a complex food to nourish small children, pregnant or nursing women, and, of course, anybody else. In terms of nutrients, the leaves contain all the essential amino acids, present in harmonious combinations and significant amounts, readily bioavailable. See: http://miracletrees.org/
ANY AMOUNT will help establish an organic fruit and vegetable garden.
Donate to the food sustainability program heru
REPAIRS TO OUR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HAVE BEGUN
Thanks to kind donors and matching funds from Holy Spirit Fathers, the bathrooms, kitchen and dormatories in our oldest school all have new tiles and fresh paint. This building is home to many of our orphans and they are filled with a new found pride in their environment. Our hope is to paint the classrooms and hallways as well.
Help with the cost of painting a class room
- PROPOSED CHILDREN'S VILLAGE FOR OUR ORPHANS
- PROPOSED SCHOOL FOR DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING CHILDREN
- CONSTRUCTION OF SMALL CONCRETE HOUSES IN PARTNERSHIP WITH INDIAN GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIES