Tiny Sabina

  “Won’t you please take my tiny granddaughter?” pleaded the elderly woman. “Her mother died shortly after giving birth to her.”   The young man—her son—who stooped next to her, looked up and spoke: “I have two other young chi...

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Volunteers at Mukti

Have YOU ever considered volunteering for Mukti Mission? (One might ask, 'Why not?') There are two areas where YOU can volunteer - In India at the Pandita Ramabai Mukti Mission and right here in the USA! INDIA COVID is becoming less of a concern around the world and Mukti India is...

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A Sisters' Love

This story is in Memory of Velma Scott Knobel  Velma passed away in February 2022 - she would have been 84 this month   I grew up in a family of eight siblings. Velma and I were very close as we grew up. Our family was not rich and as kids, we rarely had spending money. On...

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Delivered from Evil to be a Blessing

This true story was told by one of the house-parents at one of Mukti's Orchard Projects. One day, my mother went to draw water from a nearby well when she was terrified by an evil spirit. She ran trembling back to our home and dropped into bed. An evil spell had been cast.  My fa...

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Blessed by Love

The words were agonizing. The note was delivered by the policeman. “A teenager has been abandoned by her parents on the railway platform. Is there a possibility the Mission would give her shelter?” Soon the forlorn girl arrived at the Mission’s front gate, accompanie...

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Beauty Through Colors

Residents come and go at Mukti Mission but all are impacted. Your investments in the lives of Mukti residents is tangible encouragement. Here is Kroupa's story.   Hello? Yes? Who is there? It was a weekday morning and I was busy preparing to go to Manorama Memorial English Medium...

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I'm Back!

  “Nala*, will you come and keep me company while I work? It would be so nice to have a sweet little girl like you with me today,” I said as I attempted to soothe the sobbing child by my side. “And, look! Here’s a cookie for you, too. But you’ll need ...

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Meet Joyful Pana

Pana* is an extrovert always bubbling with joy and kindness toward others, though she is affected by Down’s Syndrome. She came to Mukti as a four-year-old toddler and now she is eighteen. In her initial days here, her walk was unsteady and she was prone to catching cold frequently...

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Abandoned, but Not Alone

Renuka* is new at the Mission and sought shelter with her three children after being abandoned by her husband who was in an extra-marital relationship. Left to fend for herself, with three small children, she didn’t know what to do and how she was going to manage. For some time sh...

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Diwali Times

  In November India explodes with the highly anticipated start of the Hindu festival, Diwali. The whole of India is lit up during this festival of lights. Mukti residents that have families are excitedly picked up from the front gate at Mukti Mission, which for a few hours becom...

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