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DEEP GRIHA SOCIETY


Deep GrihaDeep Griha, which means "lighthouse," is an independent charitable organization that works to better the lives of persons living in the slums of Pune, India.

In 1975, Dr. Neela Onawale opened a medical clinic in their home on the campus where the Rev. Bhaskar Onawale was a teacher. By the end of the year, over 100 patients were in the care of the clinic. Dr. Onawale quickly realized the relationship between nutrition and illness, and she started a nutrition education program. Since then, Deep Griha has expanded from medical, nutritional and educational services to include programs for child care, women's development, and rural development. Today, Deep Griha provides medical programs in four slum areas in Pune with a total population of 52,000 people, rural medical clinics in four rural villages with a total population of 20,000 people, pre-school nurseries for three-to-five-year-olds at 56 locations with approximately 2,000 children enrolled and coaching classes for about 1,200 children in the first to seventh grades.

Click on each thumbnail below to see larger photos and profiles of the children we are currently sponsoring:

Additionally, please check out the new U.S. website for Deep Griha.

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