375 million children live in India, more than in any other country in the world. An estimated 18 million of these children live on the streets. Some are orphans; some have parents unable or unwilling to care for them. Often, these children’s daily lives consist of begging and digging through trash for scraps of food before searching nightly for a safe place to sleep on the street. Many inevitably turn to crime or prostitution to survive.
Namaste India Children’s Fund (NICF) is dedicated to making a difference in these children’s lives.