In 1989, Send Hope Now began ministering to some of the world's poorest people, slum dwellers in Bangalore, India. Unwelcome in many community centers, they were ministered to by our first native community worker who received $25 a month from a small church in Idaho. Then, when an infant was abandoned at his doorstep the need for an orphanage became apparent. Now, 16 Homes of Hope, throughout India, meet the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of more than 780 children, most of them severely impacted by HIV/AIDS. Children Education Centers, designed to help break the cycle of illiteracy, also assist thousands of other impoverished kids.