This is a home to children who have been orphaned from parents who passed away from HIV/AIDS, or from parents who can no longer care for them. It's located near the town of Virudhunagar with Madurai the closest city.
The home is funded by Blossom Trust and was built in early 2007 through kind donations of a charity in Sweden. At present, we provide a home for 20 children (11 boys and 9 girls) aged between 7 - 13 years old. Through the home, they are given a stable location; they are offered nutritious meals, attend the local government school, and are given the necessary care to help them develop into healthy human beings.
The Home is located on a 6 acre organic farm which produces milk, poultry and eggs, fruits and seasonal vegetables which include bananas, coconuts, ladyfingers, eggplant, tomatoes, cucumbers, chilis and onions.
We are directed under a trust fund , a non-profit organization who addresses issues concerning women’s and children’s rights in South India.
Established in 1993. Its initial aim was to help undeserved women and children in the Tamil Nadu province of Southern India. The organization’s initial focus was on women economic empowerment and social problems that negatively impact women. However, through our work with village communities in Tamil Nadu, it has broadened their focus to support the villages needs, especially individuals and families suffering from the stigmas of HIV/AIDs, TB or single parent families. In order to represent, protect and empower these communities, It has expanded its work to economic development, health, social well-being and environmental awareness.
A truganic, biodynamic, permaculture farm in the making. Located in the Catskill Mtns. of New York, we have 24 acres, 4 in wetlands, 2 fenced in vegetable gardens, 2 fruit and nut orchards, and herb gardens. No pesticides, herbicides, fungicides or chemical fertilizers are used. All inputs are organic. No GMOs.
We are two dive instructors and live in Khasab a small village in the North of Oman. We organize daily dive trips to the best reefs of Musandam. For our dive guests we offer accommodation in our guest house in the middle of town. Khasab is known for its fishing and dates plantations. It is only in recent years that the completion of the graded road from Dubai have made motorised travel in the region possible. The remoteness of the region makes it a great get away from cities like Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Besides diving visitors like to watch the dolphins from a traditional Omani dhow boat inside the fjords. They like to explore the mountain area looking for ancient settlements, prehistoric tombs and rock carvings. Khasab Castle is worth a visit because of its history. Many traditional items showcase the heritage and culture of the region.
Region: 30 Km south of Manta in the protected Pacoche Refuge...
Well here I am... So how did I find myself living in this impossibly beautiful little country? Honestly, were it that I had some overly romantic tale, when actually, I simply found myself here more or less through happenstance. In 2009 I came to "check up" on my Brother-in-Law who built his dream retirement home here. As it turns out my parents had also been to Ecuador and my mother really loved the country and seemed to thrive when she was here. In the ensuing few years we found dad in need of round the clock heath care so we packed him up and moved him to San Lorenzo, Manabi Ecuador. I initially took a leave of absence from my job and my sister and I agreed to take turns providing family support. As with many things in life, the more time I spent here the busier I became helping to run our little family construction and import/export businesses. So, here I am trying to have some fun and hoping to provide a wonderful vacation experience so others will also fall in love with this small impossibly beautiful country.