• Office Address: 102 Perumbakkam Road, India, Tiruvannamalai
  • 04175-236008
  • 102, Perumpakkam Road, Tiruvannamalai, TN, India
  • (91) 04175-236008

MAYA HOME

“HIV does not make people dangerous to know, so you can shake their hands and give them a hug: heaven knows they need it.”
                                                                                                                                        – Princess Diana

CASARANA HOME

“Give a child love, laughter and peace, not AIDS.”
                                                   – Nelson Mandela

WHO WE HELP

HIV POSITIVE CHILDREN

MAYA HOME

CHILDREN

CASARANA HOME

CHILDREN

Many years ago, we met a lady on the street who appeared to have a severe health problem. She was holding a child in her arms. We were eager to help her, and tried to communicate with her, but to no avail because silently she left. The next day we heard that the woman passed away because of AIDS and her HIV positive child was left alone: abandoned and with nobody to care for.

We decided to give shelter to him. The concept of Maya Home started that day with the idea to help all the HIV-positive children of the area. Some years later, due to the high number of children with HIV problems who needed shelter, a new home was established – Casarana.

TOTAL NUMBER

CHILDREN

In Maya and Casarana Homes we give shelter to both male and female children. First of all, we are very concentrated in providing them a balanced diet that includes a variety of nutritious, tasty and healthy food (fruits, pulses, meat, fish, grains and eggs), which assists the children in fighting the HIV virus. 

The health of children is monitored by a professional nurse who provides and administrates their daily medication and who takes them for regular health checks and periodical treatments at the appropriate specialised institutions. In addition, the hygiene and the clean environment are absolutely ensured inside the homes. 

Both Homes are situated within a green and peaceful environment containing beautiful gardens and a children’s playground.

Two siblings with no shelter: the story of Karthiga and Vijay

The mother of Karthiga and Vijay was a beggar in Tiruvannamalai city and she was infected with AIDS. None of her family accepted neither her nor the children: all the relatives totally refused all of them.

When their mother’s illness was getting worse, even if she was admitted to hospital for treatment, there was no chance to survive longer: so, after some days, she died.

In this way, Karthiga and Vijay became homeless and abandoned with no family to take care of them. But when we found them in the street, we helped them immediately, offering shelter and protection.

In our homes they found peace and happiness, they found a new family. Luckily, Karthiga and Vijay are not HIV positive, they are growing up very fast and now, as adolescents, are developing many interests and passions. For example, both of them love to play Karate. Karate gave them mindfulness and a lot of strength inside themselves.