105 in 105, day 59: *Jamila!


PD: A girl stands against a white wall, wearing a traditional Indian sari that is hot pink, blue, & gold w/ paisley accents & sparkly glitter. Her hands are at her sides, wearing blue bangles.

Update 2019:

*Jamila is fully sponsored. *Jamila now lives at Anchor Home Navy. She continues to work regularly with a physiotherapist on walking, as she has some hemiplegia that affects muscle strength.

*Jamila is also listed for international adoption with the advocacy group Reece’s Rainbow! Learn more by visiting the ‘Waiting Children’ or ‘Find Me Friday‘ tabs on the front page of my blog (under the drop-down menu ‘Adoption Advocacy’). Below, you will also find denoted which other kids who also live at Anchor Navy are available for adoption!

PD: *Jamila wears a bright, neon-orange top w/ gold mirrors & buttons all over it, & a neon yellow sash is tied over 1 shoulder & draped around her waist. She has 1 hand on her hip & the other in front of her. Her waist-length black hair is half-up & her shy smile is visible underneath a graphic protecting her identity by covering her face.
*Jamila, wearing traditional a Indian outfit. Credit: RR/SCH India

PD: *Jamila wears a bright, neon-orange top w/ gold mirrors & buttons all over it, & a neon yellow sash is tied over 1 shoulder & draped around her waist. She has 1 hand on her hip & the other in front of her. Her waist-length black hair is half-up & her shy smile is visible underneath a graphic protecting her identity by covering her face.

From her sponsorship page:

*Jamila is such a happy, busy little girl. Her dimples and sweet smile are instant heart-melters. She is always looking for a friend to be near and a lap to sit in. *Jamila gives big hugs and has recently been introduced to the game ‘Hide and Seek’. She loves hide, and has found the best hiding spaces under beds. Her deep laugh can be heard throughout the floor as she waits to be found. Her kind, joyful spirit is sure to steal the hearts of those her take the time to get to know her!

Other kids at Anchor Navy who also need sponsorship:

  • *Abigail (needs $220/month)
  • *Alina (needs $50/month)
  • *Blaire (needs $45/month)
  • *Connor (needs $70/month – available for adoption)
  • *Eden (needs $165/month – available for adoption)
  • *Elodie (needs $180/month)
  • *Keren (needs $125/month)
  • *Kristy (needs $85/month – available for adoption)
  • *Tessa (needs $240/month)
  • *Winnie (needs $220/month)

Update 2015:

*Jamila stands by herself, is working on walking independently, and is an absolute joy in her new foster family.


Original post:

Today’s child of the day is *Jamila!

*Jamila came to SCH at just 1 month old, another child failed by the government orphanage, severely malnourished, frail, and near death. At 1 year old, she now weighs a healthy 19 lbs. You can’t look at her face without a smile. She lives in a foster family with sisters and brothers around her age.

*Jamila has recently learned to army crawl! She is very vocal and opinionated: despite the fact that she’s not even 2 years old yet, she can sure let you know what she wants! *Jamila also has 4 new teeth. ^_^

Such a sweet baby girl deserves full sponsorship.

She will never again have to feel the pain of hunger, and your sponsorship will ensure that she is never overlooked again for any reason. Sponsorship goes toward food, medical care including medicine and therapy, round-the-clock care from an ayah, caregiver, nurse, and/or foster parent(s), and so much more.

From her sponsorship page:

Name: Jamila

Age: 1

Birth Date: August 2011

Date to SCH: September 2011

Other Details About Me: I came to SCH extremely thin and frail. Now I am a CHUNKY bundle of adorableness. I delight my caregivers with my smile that shows off my dimples.

Spread the word, sponsor a child.

An important part of SCH’s work is YOU! SCH relies on donations to keep running. Donation opportunities include child sponsors at any cost per month, from as low as $10/month. Sponsorship usually costs between $300 and $500 per child, depending on complexity of needs and in which city they live (Ongole or Hyderabad).

You can sponsor any child who needs additional funding at SCH by using the resources found here. Use these resources to get involved in other ways, such as becoming an advocate or volunteering. You can also become a medical sponsor (ideal for large groups or organizations who wish to support SCH) and donate toward monthly emergency medical expenses; or an educational sponsor and donate toward a specific on-site school. Learn about other ways to give charitably to SCH here, and check back often for additional opportunities. You can send gifts via Amazon India, make a one-time, general donation, pray if that is your calling, or volunteer at home or in India yourself.

*A note about names: SCH uses online nicknames for the children in order to protect their identity, per Indian government guidelines which state that children in care may not have identifying photos of them on the internet, as well as no identifying information such as birth name, place of origin, etc.

Connect with SCH: Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

PD: the SCH logo – black text reads ‘sch’; red text below reads ‘sarah’s covenant homes’; heart-shaped flowers bloom from the name.

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