India Without Orphans / Bharathiya Sneha Parivar
India has the second largest population in the world, with over 1.2 billion residents and an estimated 31 million orphans. Some think that the number could be even higher, given the children that live on the streets or the slums. Orphans in India typically reside either on the streets, with relatives, or in institutions. According to Children's Hope Chest, in 2009, the head of India’s Central Bureau of Investigation estimated that 1.2 million children were involved in prostitution. Children from the poorest areas of India are targeted for the sex trade and forced child labor.
About India Without Orphans:
About 190 leaders and orphan care advocates gathered together this past fall to discuss launching a Without Orphans movement in India.