Carl Weiske sees itself as an economic strength that is called to take on social responsibility and continuously look for new opportunities to promote social development.
For this reason, Carl Weiske supports the work of a passionate young team, who, through their specialized knowledge in media and entrepreneurship, are involved with social projects all over the world.
One of their current main projects is the Pillalu House in Vijayawada, India, supervised by Pick A Pocket team by YWAM.
The Pillalu House is a children’s home that cares for local children living in extreme poverty without the support of a family. The project began in 2010, when a small team of 3 families recognized a need in their city and decided to act. Since then, they have invested all of their time and energy into the future of these children by providing them with basic necessities such as clothing, education, and housing. These three families strive to love each child parentally, giving them personal care, attention, love and support.
The goal of this collaboration is to start a social business within the next 3 years which will allow the Pillalu House to gain financial stability and independence, ensuring constant care and provision for each of the children.
Raj Kumar Jampana, a pastor from a small farming village in India, was sitting with his wife Chinni, when suddenly a little girl showed up at their doorstep. Nisha was 6 years old and orphaned after both of her parents were bitten by snakes while working in their field. No one was left to look after her. Nobody wanted her. So little Nisha was sent to Raj, the Christian pastor. Moved by compassion, his family took Nisha in. Soon, the Kumar family started getting more knocks on their door. Child after child who had been living on the streets came knocking, looking for a home and a family. The need was so great that Raj decided to start an orphanage – The Pillalu House. Now, the house is a safe haven for 28 children.
In July 2015, Raj Kumar Jampana died suddenly, leaving behind his family and the orphanage that had become his life's work. And Pick A Pocket took on the task to continue to ensure a safe future for the kids living in the Pillalu House.
Pick A Pocket's action plan consists of three steps:
Figure out a solution to prevent the further fatalities among farmers in the villages, saving lives and preventing future orphans. Currently, we are searching for ministries, aid organizations, or Indian training programs that specialize in farming education to partner with, as well as companies willing to donate aid material to help with things such as snake bites, heat stroke and injuries
Raise enough finances for a better facility to serve the Pillalu House and find short term supporters for each child for the next 2 to 3 years.
Create a social business plan in order to create a business inside the village that provides self-sustainable, long term solutions for financially carrying this orphanage.
Carl Weiske also supports the work of a young team that works to initiate transformation in situations of sexual exploitation. This means bringing hope to those who are being sexually exploited as well as courage to those who are exploiting.
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