In India, women and children with AIDS are considered worse than untouchable – they are often outcasts to their own families. Because of this, many patients in AIDS hospitals are without family support or even anyone willing to bury them after they die. The founders of PACT began serving in the local AIDS hospital, and while working with the patients they found that many children were left, orphans. One by one they began taking these children to a home in Chennai, where each child receives love, care, and treatment. Today the home houses 20 children and several women who are HIV-positive.
Population: 7 million+
Location: Tamil Nadu, South East India
Formerly Known As: Madras