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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.

They are passionate about connecting with their community through their Community Centre and outreach programmes. One of these programmes is called "Share and Care" a breakfast programme run each Saturday morning for children in need in the Siliguri community. The children are given breakfast along with some literacy learning and singing.

"I am so happy," says a boy who attends the "Share and Care" programme.

Prasanna and Arpana's aim is to run more inclusive community programs and to support a local Siliguri school - The Little Rose School.
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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 accounts@internationalneeds.org.nz 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.


Post to International Needs, PO Box 1165, Tauranga, 3144 with reference: "Sano Diyo"

To enable us to send you a receipt, please advise your full name and address, telephone number or email address

If you have any questions please call 0800 463337

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