Welcome to Friends of Children’s Village

Since 1982, The Christiana Children’s Home and Elizabeth Barrie School has been taking in “untouchable” children and giving them food, shelter, education, love, and support. Your partnership with our US non-profit could help the home and school become self-sustaining in the next five years.

Providing Nurture, Education, and a Future to Destitute Children in Bapatla and Nidamarru, India

It doesn’t take much to make a difference. The Friends of Children’s Village (FCV) is a US-based non-profit that helps to raise funding and find sponsors for children in the Christiana Children’s Homes (CCH) in Bapatla and Nidamarru, India.

What began in a thatched hut in 1982 with 22 children, has grown into a live-in community of 250 children who eat, sleep, play, and learn in our two locations. Some children are total orphans, some partial orphans, and some have parents too poor or disabled to care for them. Each of these children were created by the same Heavenly Father that created you. And they need your help.

By donating or sponsoring a child, you’ll be helping this school, orphanage and youth home be sustainable. A simple monthly donation of $35 US or more per month, per child, can secure the stability of the homes.

Kumari’s Christmas

This Christmas FCV invites you to stargaze with “Kumari,” one of the children supported by the Friends of Children’s Village.

We’re a volunteer non-profit, trying to raise funds for an inspiring children’s home in Andhra Pradesh, India. Check out our film and help us share it around!

Only With Your Support Can This Happen


260 children plus hired house parents have a place to live.


Three nutritious meals a day. No child goes hungry here.


From working in the fields to working toward the future


Together, we can break the cycle of generational poverty

The Numbers Are In


per month can support and educate a child in our care


can purchase annual text books for ten children


can pay the annual salary of a qualified teacher at the CCH school

Ready to Help?

Only with your support can the Christiana Children’s Homes transform their community. Every gift counts!