A focus on the

Pardeshi community

Tiny Miracles started out with a focus on the Pardeshi community: 800 people living in Bombay Central, their homes on the sidewalk, their children largely uneducated and left often with no food on the table.

Laurien eventually realised that simply throwing money at the community was not the real solution; in order to achieve sustainable change, long-term structural solutions are required. The money she raised went to healthcare for vulnerable children; to awareness lessons; to education and schooling; and to the development of products made by women in the community, so they could earn money, and provide for themselves and their children.