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Laura G.

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Review for Miracle Foundation, Austin, TX, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

What a blessing the Miracle Foundation is!!! On so many levels - helping orphans in under-served populations of India, helping their communities and surrounding low-income families, providing jobs and places for WOMEN of all ages, rank and background who are traditionally not empowered, and most of all, providing a way for the rest of us to feel like we are helping and can be of service in this world. This last is incredibly important - Miracle Foundation organizes and leads groups of Americans to live and work in the actual children's homes - getting to them in rural India is challenging in and of itself but then to be there living with the children in their space, surrounded by so much, both good and bad all at once is just soul-expanding.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing children, house mothers, staff and admin able to smile and thrive in even harsh surroundings. Though the 'things' TMF can provide are important and worthy, even more heart-rendering and important are the IDEAS they are providing - that people with 'more' CARE - they are seen - that there is hope and it is ok to risk LOVING despite circumstances - providing this knowledge to so many children while it ripples out to ALL of us is incredibly inspiring and important.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

provide a link to the various government agencies and byzantine regulations, both domestic and internationally, to allow children to be placed and cared for safely and efficently; to streamline the 'process' without unnecessary hinderance. Provide for more staff in India and more checks and balances in general.

Role:  Volunteer & Traveled to work and live with the children in western India for 14 days march 2010.