Many children in southeast India live in impoverished communities with little opportunity for education, good nutrition, and a safe and secure living environment. The TROLL Trust supports the needs of 400 children in 5 separate orphanages as well as children of day laborers in the Vellore area and children living in the streets of Vellore. One of the orphanages provides care for 80 deaf and handicapped children and helps to prepare them with vocational training.

TROLL Trust works with volunteers from the CMC Hospital in Vellore, India who serve as administrators and distributors of funds. We have been able to provide new school uniforms and school supplies such as notebooks and pencils on an annual basis. We have also distributed hygiene and dental supplies to ensure good health for the students. As many of the children subsist on meager diets, TROLL Trust has funded ongoing distributions of high-nutrition food supplements. One of the most exciting purchases was four computers to aid in the children’s vocational training, an important step for their future.

Helping the children to learn valuable computer skills through vocational training has been identified as one way to create long-term sustainability. Our goal is to purchase 16 more computers for the deaf and handicapped children’s home which will assist with their ongoing vocational training. This year, one of the orphanages has required extensive repair and renovation to the girls bathroom facilities, and the TROLL Trust has provided assistance with this effort.

We hope to raise $2000 to purchase additional computers for the deaf and handicapped home and to assist with repair efforts in the homes.

91 cents of every $1 donation goes directly to programs:

  • $50 can educate a child for 3 months
  • $100 can support health education for a whole community for 1 month
  • $250 can provide water filters for 10 families
  • $500 can save trees by supporting efficient stoves for 10 families