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Not just a paddy field

This is not just a paddy field.

It's an employer, a teacher and a source of hope.

By purchasing this it will enable us to sustainable create jobs, offer training in essential farming skills, bring revenue to our community and supply food.

Jobs will be given to local people in our community both full time and seasonally.

Bible college students will be trained in basic farming skills and be empowered to take on the responsibility of learning a new trade which they can in turn share with the communities they ultimately work with after graduating.

Revenue will be brought by the two harvests of rice and the one harvest of alternative crops which our cattle will also benefit from.

The food will be eaten by the children who attend our school for children with disabilities, the children who live in our hostel, our bible college students, our staff and the children in our feeding programme.

This field is a source of hope, it is more than a paddyfield.

By purchasing this it is a hand up and not a handout. If you would like to donate towards our appeal please do click here

Are you up for a challenge?

Do you fancy riding through the fully closed roads of Surrey and London following in the tracks of the 2012 Olympic cycling greats?

We have charity places available now for the 2019

  • Date: 4th August

  • Location: London

  • Challenge: 100 mile cycling race

  • Fundraising Target: Hope Gardens School for Children with Disabilities Gym.

Need a place? Contact us to find out how to get involved!

Got a place already?Join our fundraising team!

Storm Gaja

Do you know the damage that 160km/hour winds can have on a community

Storm Gaja in November 2018 affected Tamil Nadu impacting 8 different districts. Tragically 63 people died mostly in the districts of Thiruvarur, Thanjavur and Pudukottai. The infrastructure of villages was damaged with our Hope Gardens team reporting that 1,000 transformers, 201 electricity substations and 5,000 boats were destroyed. 

The impact to families was huge as thousands of small holdings and plantation were destroyed

It has been report that thousands of cattle and birds died and 18000 hectares of coconut trees were uprooted. All of this destruction along with the 56,000 hectares of crops that were destroyed has resulted in loss of income, jobs and food for communities.

Hope Garden’s Relief efforts

Archbishop Samuel worked alongside Pastor Thanjai Williams in Mannargudi identifying the key needs of those impacted. A team from Hope Gardens rented a van drove the 7 hour journey to distributed the relief materials in Pastor Thanjai William’s church premises.

What was in the relief packs?

Wonderful team work by the Bible College Students and Staff at Hope Gardens enabled 100 relief kits to be made up. They contained 5 kg of Rice, lentils, seeds, Masoor Dhall, chick peas, wheat flour, cooking oil, masala powder, biscuits, candles, towels, blankets, bucket, mugs, soap and clothes for children and adults.

Gold Milan reports back from Mannargundi:

Indeed the beneficiaries were happy about the relief materials and conveyed their heartfelt  thanks. The pastor provided us lunch and dinner and a place to rest at night. The very next morning we started our jouney back to Cumbum and reached safely in the afternoon.

Giving Tuesday!

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"Giving Tuesday!”

27TH NOVEMBER - 3RD DECEMBER

Hope Gardens Match Funding Appeal

CAN YOU HELP US RAISE $50,000 TO DELIVER HOPE THIS CHRISTMAS AND FOR MANY CHRISTMASES TO COME?

give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; give a man a field and you feed him for a lifetime and give him a job

Breakfast, lunch and supper - it’s amazing how much rice we get through - 12,375kg per annum to be precise! Wouldn’t it be amazing to be able to grow our own…

For each $1 that you donate we will get $1 in matched funds.

Through a generous offer of funds, we are able to match any funds that are donated between the 27th of November and the 3rd of December towards the purchase of this field.

The Garden currently uses around 12,375kg of rice every year at a cost of Rs5,94,000. The purchase of the land means that 16,000kgs of rice can be grown and the surplus used at our local feeding programs.

This means a huge reduction in our overhead costs, jobs for local people and more funds to care for more children!