Story of hope
Deepa had a hard life. From the age of 6 she worked in people’s homes: cooking, cleaning, washing, feeding and dressing children older than herself!
When her parents died, she ran away from one home to another looking for work and safety. In one home she was badly beaten but managed to run away. This is when Martin found her and brought her to Bethesda, where her brother & sister already were.
In this safe environment, Deepa was able to study and complete her high school. She went on to join an NGO in Mumbai who work with street children. After five years in Mumbai, she felt the need to return to BLC and is now employed here as a caregiver in our girls’ home, Rebekah’s Enclave. She also trains members of the Sunflower group. Deepa enjoys singing, dancing and going on nature walks. She can live life to the fullest!