Meet The Director
A Childhood Marred by Hardship, Yet Steeped in Determination
In the early chapters of my life, I bore witness to the relentless suffering that plagued my parents. Hunger, disease, and fear were constant companions, and I was no stranger to their embrace. The stark truth is that four of my siblings were claimed by the clutches of disease before even reaching their first birthdays. A healthcare system that was nearly non-existent failed them, leaving scars that would forever define our existence.
In 2017, the journey I embarked upon came full circle, culminating in the honor of receiving the prestigious Mother Teresa Memorial International Award. My story, an embodiment of resilience and triumph over adversity, is a testament to the indomitable spirit of human endeavour. For a detailed account of my remarkable journey, visit www.jillianhaslam.com.
In 2017, I came full circle, and received
the Mother Teresa Memorial International Award.
You can read about my story at: www.jillianhaslam.com
You can buy my book "A Voice Out of Poverty" by clicking Here
I know Indian poverty, because I lived it. And just like the 400 million still living in extreme poverty in India, I had no way out for most of my childhood. We had no retirement plan. No government social services. No wealthy family members who could bail us out if we reached our limit. No inside track to high-paying jobs. We had nothing.
This was my home as a child and most of my teenage years
But I did overcome it – with help from many kind people, just like you. My story shows how you can make a difference to those who are in very desperate need.
The one thing I had that too many people today do not have, is access to quality education. That’s why educating the kids is one of the main goals of Happy Hearts, one of Remedia’s six charities.
As a little girl, I lived here under these stairs with my mother and sister.
Many people all over the world still live in conditions just like this, or worse
So why do I give to my own charity? I give because the people I’m helping are just like me. I give because I am making a difference.
Just like a few people in key moments helped me and my family keep on living – literally – and gave us the tiniest hope that life one day would be better, you can give that same tiny hope to people living across the world.
Your First Step to Helping Those In Desperate Need
Your first step is to choose which group of people you want to help. Remedia has a network of six charities that minister to different neglected groups of people :
The Jobless and Under-Employed Young Adults
Simply choose which group of people you want to help the most, and give to that charity.
Thank you for caring and for helping us to reach out to those is more than desperate need
3 MORE REASONS WHY THE DESPERATELY POOR NEED YOUR HELP YOUR HELP MORE THAN EVER
While Remedia helps lift up the poor in several nations, the majority of it happens in the UK and India. This began because of Jillian Haslam’s personal connection to India. She lived there, and it was her community for more than 20 years. But it has become much more.
Here are three more reasons you must take action today to fight extreme poverty.
1/3 of the World’s Poor Live in One Country
Don’t be misled by headlines about India’s economic growth over the last 20 years. Yes, it’s been happening, and life is better for many. But you’ve got to understand the scope of the problem.
India has well over a billion people. A few decades ago, almost all their people lived in extreme poverty. Today, estimates are difficult to measure, but about 400 million Indians still suffer in their daily lives in ways unimaginable to the western world.
Trapped in a Culture That Resists Change
The way things are is the way things are.
That’s how too many poor people all over the world see their lives. But just because it’s always been this way doesn’t mean it always has to be. People accept the status quo.
Here’s the status quo for India’s poor:
They are ignored on a daily basis. They’ve been discarded and abandoned by their families. They are blamed for their condition (especially the disabled) by higher castes. They are told it’s in their blood.
These kinds of attitudes persist because they give people a reason not to care.
When you choose to care, it’s like thrusting a dagger of light in a dark cave.
Overwhelmed Governments and NGOs
Many in India’s governments and businesses really do want to help. They have seen progress, and want it to spread. But they haven’t been able to overcome systemic problems like the attitudes you just read about.
There’s also still too much corruption and massive inefficiency in the delivery of basic services like health care and education. It just doesn’t reach the extreme poor. They are overlooked & forgotten.
Remedia’s charities are reaching these some of these people, but there are many more we can’t reach without your help.
Save people from dying on the street
Treat diseases, like kids with thalassemia
Create jobs through E3 Job Growth
Empower girls to protect themselves
Restore self-worth for The disabled and elderly
Provide education to the poorest and most neglected kids
And so much more
You can do all this. You can touch the lives of thousands from all generations, young to old, one person at a time.
It begins when you make a choice to care about people who have the same cares, wants, needs, and desires as you, but right now are prevented from receiving them.
Kids Getting Educated