Purpose of campaign
“I Heart All Human Kind” is a foundation started by Jade Lopez to help families in India who are in desperate need.
If you’ve been keeping up with her through her social media content, you will be able to see that Ms.Lopez has been doing her best to help homeless children, families and those who just simply don’t have much. She has become friends with some of the poorest people ever to be encountered in India and has been welcomed into their homes where she was spoiled and given the little food that they did have.
Out of her own free will Ms.Lopez has been teaching games and english literature to the kids in the slums, while developing a deep sense warmth and love for them and their families. There are currently three families that Ms.Lopez is helping, but as a foreign traveller, her help towards the families are very limited as she is travelling on a tight budget. The kids whom she is helping do not go to school as their families can’t afford it, the women don’t have jobs as they don’t have an education and with no supplies to generate money they have no choice but to stay home and look after their kids. The fathers and brothers are out all day driving their Tuk Tuks (cars) which in itself has its difficulties because so many of the locals are doing the same. They spend their days in search of customers but sadly there are days when they come home with a loss, from an overpriced fine or sometimes a costly mechanical breakdown while praying one of there brothers have made enough money to cover for it.
In the worst but all too common cases these families have to send their kids out on the street to beg for money, or to walk through their neighbourhood with a heavy and hot chai pot on their shoulders, screaming “chai” at the top of their lungs in hopes that someone will come out to buy a cup from them. Some of these kids have been able to attend school but have had to leave when their families could no longer afford to pay the fees.
One of the three families is a family of six where the father is the only one who can make any money. They live in a small concrete room, with no bathroom or running water. Their eldest daughter Muskan who is 15 years old was born deaf, has never been able to communicate clearly with her family or friends and has never been taught sign language. She is a beautiful girl, with a warm and captivating smile, who has an amazing talent for drawing but hasn’t always been able to, as her family can’t finance the materials. She is often found in tears of frustration as she wants to desperately be able to express herself and be understood.
Recently Ms.Lopez was given a gift by one of the families, which she was able to see their amazing talent at making clothes and later discovered that the majority of these women hold this exceptional talent but are just not capable of funding the supplies. For these women to have access to sewing machines they would have to rent one for a cost of 200 Rupees a day. Because they are hand-spinning sewing machines the women can’t produce as much as they would like to and often cannot even find the funds to rent it in the first place!
Invoices including tuition fees and uniforms have been requested from local English teaching schools for 9 Children. Which Ms Lopez is adamant of getting them registered into. She has also been able find out the costs for more robust foot pedal sewing machines which would enable the women in these families to make 12-15 outfits a day in order to generate a sustainable income.
Above all, Muskan was taken in for a clinical consultation for her hearing and they were able to find out that a simple ear operation would help her to hear and speak for the first time.
The money raised will go directly towards these families, putting their children into schools, providing the women with sewing machines to help them start their own business and to give Muskan a better life.
Any money above these costs will go directly towards helping another family.
I Heart all Human Kind believes that no-one should have to struggle so much to simply have food to eat, a place to live, an education; especially those with kindness and generosity in their hearts.