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.
“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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