What started it all, the Santhosa Samsara Family (SS Family) was started by George Ebenezer and Manju George as an orphanage for children from hard places. While they initially started with three children in 2009, the number grew to nine in three years’ time. Once the orphanage had begun to function, George and Manju realised that what the children needed was not an institution, but a family. So, a family is what they became.
The children have received love, care and a good education. They have grown into strong teenagers who are looking to make their own impact on the world. George and Manju’s biological son also lives with them and he loves his older brothers and sisters!
The children are growing up to be upstanding men and women. While the oldest is about to join college, the rest of them are still in school. We, at Santhosa Samsara, want to see each one of them be able to pursue their dreams and make their own impact on the world. We’re excited to see what the future holds for them.
One of our goals as a trust is to promote family-based care over institution-based care. Therefore, we intend to develop and support foster families using the SS Family as a model. The groundwork for the same has been laid, and the project is estimated to start officially by 2020.