St. Maartener starts foundation in India

PHILIPSBURG–When Jade Lopez travelled to India in search of new inspiration, she had no idea it would lead her to a new foundation and goal in life: helping families in dire situations.

In India starvation, violence and struggle are daily facts of life for many. Poverty is still pervasive in India, especially in rural areas where 70 per cent of India’s 1.2 billion population lives. It is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world and yet its wealth is hardly redistributed across the population.

This means that a huge number of families live in slums, with no prospects of increasing their life quality or that of their children. To change this, Lopez started a foundation called “I Heart All Human Kind” that aims to create financial and productive opportunities for some families, giving them the chance to improve their lives.

The money being raised through “I Heart All Human Kind” Foundation will be going towards paying the tuition fee for an English-speaking school for nine children and supplying their mothers with the equipment needed to start their own handicraft business.

Raising enough to provide Muskan, one of the girls who was born deaf, with an ear operation will allow her to speak and hear for the first time in her life.

Any money raised above what is required for these families will go directly into helping another family in the same position; there is no shortage of those.

Through a newly launched website – – people can learn more about the campaign and buy antique Rajasthani handmade home decor items from which 50 per cent of the sales will be going straight to the charity. Those interested can also donate directly to the Foundation through , and .

Lopez posts regular updates and stories on her experiences in India and the projects “I Heart All Human Kind” is supporting. She thanked everyone for their support so far and hopes that with help the Foundation can assist these families in India improve their lives permanently.

Source: The Daily Herald