I first came to India through my connection with the Joe Homan charity. Many westerners, particularly in todays economic climate, say that we should no longer be sending money to India which is now becoming a wealthy country; it is up to the Indians themselves to care for their own poor.
Many people believe that Indians do nothing charitable. It is true that in the past few gave to those whose ‘karma’ it was to be poor, but the younger generations of emerging India have an emerging social conscience, they are just not in a position yet to do everything for themselves.
Please take a look at this video to see what one person has done in our local city of Madurai (winner of CNN Top 10 Heroes 2010). People like this need our continued support until India can stand on her own two feet.
Find out more about Narayanan Krishnan here