How the blind survive in India

Donate for India: still useful?

The media overwhelms us with reports of the economic boom in India, this "largest democracy in the world". Blooming high-tech nation! For a long time India had incomparable economic growth of 8 to 10% per year! Even if India's economic growth is currently leveling off at 5%, the question remains: does India still need our help? India’s economic development is indeed very encouraging! But, and we must not overlook this: around two thirds of the population of India have not benefited - at least so far - from this positive development. Even today, around 750 million people in India live below the absolute poverty line, i.e. they have to live on less than $ 1.25 a day.

India: A lot of suffering and injustice despite growth. How your donations will help:

Every day in India the untouchables (so-called Dalits), the casteless, are discriminated against. In India, children are still dying every day of hunger or illnesses that could easily be avoided. An estimated 40 million children in India must do hard child labor (instead of going to school) to help families survive. Millions of children are child laborers under conditions that massively endanger their health and development (e.g. in mines, quarries, on plantations with toxic pesticides).

Nevertheless, in today's India there are opportunities for the lowest social classes: there are protection laws and quota regulations for the underprivileged in India. In India there is freedom of the press and a legal right to information and, above all, comprehensive government programs - especially for the poorest. We see it as one of our most important tasks to support these people in using these resources successfully.

Don’t donate for India, but for the people

No question about it: development cooperation in India is still urgently needed. India does not need our help - the needy and exploited people in India need it very urgently.