Throughout our history, Mi-Link has worked in and established community projects throughout Africa, Asia, and Australia. Some of these nations include Nigeria, Kenya, Chad, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Pakistan, Indonesia, and Malaysia.
Currently, Mi-Link is focusing on projects within India, as well as partnering with other NGO’s and community groups to continue demonstrating its vision of “enhancing communities…globally.”
The Republic of India is home to over 1.2 billion people and is the second most populous country in the world. It is a multi-cultural nation with a rich history. Although India has progressed in many areas since its independence from British ruling in 1947, there are still 1/3 of the Indian population living in poverty; approximately 30% are illiterate; 103 million do not have access to safe drinking water; and over 800 million lack sanitation services. The country also experiences religious and territorial disputes, as well as divides in society due to the Indian caste system Jati. The lowest of the caste, known as the Dalits or Untouchables, suffer discrimination, violence, assault, illegal labour and slavery from the more dominant castes.
It is these people – the orphans, tribal peoples, the poor, destitute, and widows – that Mi-Link supports and assists through projects that will enhance their communities, break the cycle of poverty, and reduce the risk of vulnerability to exploitation such as slavery and human trafficking.
“I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these… you did for me” Matthew 25:40
Mi-Link has established and is providing continuing support for a school in the newly formed state of Telangana, located in South-East India. This school was developed for the local Dalit children, and provides the students with free kindergarten and prep education, in a safe environment, according to the government curriculum. The students are given a uniform, books, pens, and other materials necessary for learning. By receiving early education, these children are given a head-start in life, better opportunities, and will be the first ones in their community to break out of the poverty cycle. The school’s teachers are highly qualified, however they do not receive a salary. If you would like to provide financial support for the teachers and students, please contact us or donate online via our MyCause page.
Mi-link is also starting a new project in Telangana of drilling deep-core wells in villages that have no access to safe, clean drinking water.
In the state of Manipur, located in North East India, Mi-Link is providing ongoing support for an orphanage which offers poor and orphaned children early education and a safe, loving home. The orphanage is run by locals, and is currently under-development to be able to take more children off the streets. If you would like to financially support the orphanage, please contact us or donate online via our MyCause page.
As part of the vision of our founder to “link people and projects in the developing world with organisations and partners in the developed world”, Mi-Link also partners with other organisations in India to establish community projects. Our current projects include drilling deep-core village wells; constructing village toilets; establishing new village schools and orphanages; building rescue homes for women, training centres for the development of practical skills, and mercy homes for the mentally impaired.