Why SHOULD Orphans be Poor?


Over my many adult years being involved in non-profits across the world, I have to say that Shirsha Sevay sets the standard in challenges (disabled children) and the standard in “normalcy of home life.” Dr. Michelle Harrison lives the philosophy of creating a home and providing for the children as though they are hers. This guest reblog is to show you a bit of what I am speaking of. It doesn’t tough on the wheelchairs, therapies, trips, clothing and various other ways the children are blessed. Enjoy.

Shishur Sevay

“Well, none ofour donors are going to pay this much to feed orphans! They won’t pay fororphans to eat what a wealthy child would eat!”

Sitting and talking with us was a man connected with several funding groups, in India and abroad. I was not surprised by his words. I have heard this many times in various forms. The message always seems to be the same, ‘It’s ok to “uplift,” but notTOO far.” This man understood that I did not agree with him, but I didn’t get to give my reasons, as the discussion moved on, or rather he moved the discussion.

To date we have been fortunate to covermost of our expenses without donor restriction or influence. This may always be the case, but theissue of what and how we spend must be explained. When we apply for grants, we submit our general overall budget, as well…

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About joycegodwingrubbs2

Some call me retired: I am RE-FIRED. I have written 15 books, plus 3 were written as a "ghost writer". I no longer offer them as printed books having them only available as Kindle Ebooks since my retirement as a novelist. Twelve books are on Amazon.com Kindle eBooks: collectively they are known as The Greyhound Lady Walking suspense series.They are real cases fictionalized into suspense stories to protect identities..( no victim/survivor names were compromised, and workers and locations were protected.) I also co-authored a non-fiction book: Footsteps Out of Darkness: The Annabelle Kindig Story . It is available on Amazon under the name of Annabelle Kindig. I have traveled, written from the heart, and found an audience that appreciates my "platform". The catalyst to writing the novels was the realization that if I died, I would take all my amazing experiences in these real cases with me; and believe me few have lived 5 lives in one. It would "silence the voices" of the victim/survivors whose triumphs are written into these novels. The suspense series was written in part with the collaboration of police woman and sex crime expert Trula Ann Godwin. In addition to the novels, I have written as a ghost writer for a World War II veteran who fought in the South Pacific aboard the USS Maryland in all the major battles. I have also written a non-fiction book recording oral history stories of my family members beginning with the 1930's to present. There are sixty-six "legacy" stories with pictures. It was recently published as a private printing for family and close associates only. I am a published photo journalist having won the 2009 Editor's Choice Award for internet freelance news articles and pictures of the Cedar Rapid's Iowa flood victim accounts and their personal struggles.. My husband and I are in our 52nd year together (only one blip on the marital radar together), and we have adopted three greyhounds; Dex, Big Buddy and Baby Doll. These were the inspirations in the Greyhound Lady Walking suspense series We have eleven grandchildren, 7 grandsons and 4 granddaughters. My three children live in Iowa, Wisconsin and Ohio.
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