Programs in India

Working with Global Workers and Program Partners, ERDO is working to alleviate extreme poverty through the activities listed underneath the country profile below.


Flag of India

India Selected Statistics

  • Infant mortality: 41.8 deaths/1,000 live births
  • Physician density: 0.7 physicians/1,000 population
  • Major infectious diseases: hepatitis A & E, typhoid fever, dengue fever, chikungunya, encephalitis, malaria, food & water-bourne diseases
  • 43.5% of children under the age of 5 are underweight
  • 71% of the total population can read and write
  • 29.8% of the population is below the poverty line
ChildCARE Plus in India

ChildCARE Plus in India

ERDO works through Global Workers, Dawn & Prasad Samson in Chennai, Frank Juelich in Nagpur and partners Assemblies of God in Kolkata to reach over 1,500 children in India.  These are programs that assist orphaned and vulnerable children. In Nagpur children live in a residential setting.

Through a $41 a month donation, a child can attend school, have access to nutritious food and healthcare and be spiritually nurtured by our on-the-ground ChildCARE Plus community representatives.

To sponsor a child in India or another country in need, please click here>>

Prior Assistance in India


Crisis response in India

Crisis Response in India

In 2011, ERDO responded to the needs of families affected by a slum fire.  Families who had lost all of their bedding, cooking pots and food were assisted with household items and food supplies.

In times of emergency, relief supplies can include things like:

  • locally accessed and appropriate food relief
  • child safety
  • water
  • shelter
  • sanitation
  • household needs
  • livelihood protection

To donate to ERDO's crisis response fund, and equip us to quickly respond during times of emergency, please click here>>

To learn more about Crisis Response please click here >>


Community Development


In 2009, ERDO assisted in the construction of a medical clinic for Prem Sewa Shikshan Sangh (a residential home for boys) in Nagpur.

This clinic services the needs of over 1,000 boys living at the home.  This project is managed by Global Worker, Frank Juelich.


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