Category: Featured Articles

Featured Articles from New Hope India which was founded in 1985 by Eliazar T Rose, the son of two leprosy patients, who has dedicated his life to helping India’s poorest and most vulnerable people. Eliazar was featured in the National magazine India Today in 1996 as an an “Angel of Hope” and referred to as a “Helping hand”. Again in 2013 Eliazar and Ruth were awarded into “Hall of Fame” of the Civil Society India.

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Tribal Shawls

Tribal Shawls, ‘Dongr’ means ‘field on mountains’. As per the tradition of the tribes, the unmarried Dongria girls sit at ‘Dongr’ embroidering beautiful geometric patterns on plain handwoven shawls, for their would be husbands. The sheer art of love and dedication takes over a month for a single tribal shawl. Triangles represent Niyamgiri Hills – the home of the primitive tribal group of Dongria Kondhs. The Dangaria Kandha or Dongria Kondh people are members of the...

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New Hope Rural Leprosy Trust

New Hope Rural Leprosy Trust is located in Andhra Pradesh & Odisha, India. New Hope India was founded in 1985 by Eliazar T Rose, the son of two leprosy patients, who has dedicated his life to helping India`s poorest and most vulnerable people. Eliazar was featured in the National magazine India Today in 1996 as an an “Angel of Hope” and referred to as a “Helping hand”. Again in 2013 Eliazar and Ruth were awarded into “Hall...

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India Bike Ride Itinerary

Firstly the bike ride trip is EASY because we will supply you with an ultra modern geared HERO bicycle. You don’t have to bring your own which is an airline hassle and costly. Your first stay will be in New Hope Children’s Community Village and do 3 days volunteer work if you wish. Gardening, teaching english, carpentry, cooking. Go by train 58 tunnels and 84 bridges to see one of the worlds oldest known caves in the...

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A Cow in Four Parts

The cost of a high yielding cow in India where we work has gone to Rs 31,000. It’s a lot of money – but it also means a lot of milk. Building up our cow herd is a major and important self sustainability project for New Hope. It has many aspects. The prime is milk for children. The ‘cow dung’ as it’s still called in Indian English goes to the Biogas Plant *– another Indian expression that...

Love Bundle Appeal

Again here we are again stepping out in faith to ask if you could help with New Hope Trust India. Its our annual Love Bundle Christmas appeal. Our Treasurer Graeme Harris who has now served his ‘apprenticeship’ is again in his voluntary position taking on the responsibility of sending the Cards you order. Our Secretary Deanne is also having cards and hopefully will have some for the UK too. (You can pay by PayPal or Bank Transfer),...

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Leprosy Colony Support

The situation in 2016 is different than 3 years ago when the Government of India and the World Health Organization started to promote the concept that Leprosy has been eradicated from India. It was a play on statistics that has come back to haunt organizations like New Hope., We are finding new cases of young people with leprosy. It’s a long complicated medical situation caused by the unusual possible long incubation and patients considered cured not...