Sano Diyo - The little lighthouse

Through the love, care and dedication of Prasanna and Arpana these girls have been given a bright future.

In 2000, after finishing Bible College, the lives of Prasanna and Arpana were intersected and changed forever when three little girls knocked on their front door. These girls, who were homeless, abused and seeking shelter, inspired them to take action and make a difference in the community in which they live. Sano Diyo "A little lighthouse" was formed. What started with three girls has grown to thirty-five. These girls have been given a safe haven away from the risks of trafficking. Through the love, care, and dedication of Prasanna and Arpana these girls have been given a bright future, some have even graduated from university. Prasanna and Arpana are also active in their community and oversee a child sponsorship programme where 500 children in the Siliguri community are sponsored. Prasanna and Arpana's aim is to run more inclusive community programs and to support a local Siliguri school - The Little Rose School.


Each Saturday 100 children along with their mothers and grandmothers come to the centre where they receive a healthy breakfast. Alongside breakfast, they spend the morning receiving literacy and self-care lessons and a bible study. Prasanna and Arpana would love to extend this program and reach many more communities.
Our goal is to raise $20,000 to help them achieve this goal.

Partnering with the Holy Place Christian Hospital, Prasanna and Arpana organise medical camps to take medical care into the communities in desperate need. This gives them access to specialised doctors and the medicine they need. Prasanna and Arpana would like to reach over 500 people a year with this medical intervention project.
Our goal is to raise $20,000 to help make this happen.

Prasanna and Arpana have a vision to set up a vocational training centre at Sano Diyo to teach women skills that will enable them to find employment and support themselves and their families.
Our goal is to raise $20,000 to help with the setup of this training centre.
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BNZ Tauranga Branch, account number 02-0432-0234652-000. Reference: "Sano Diyo"

Should you require a receipt please email our accountants department at and advise your full name, address, amount and date of donation. If possible please also advise your telephone number to enable us to contact you should we have difficulty in identifying your donation.

If you have any questions please call 0800 463337

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