SLA is all about the children. These young lives have been blighted by tragedy but now they are so brimful of joy, love and laughter. SLA would like you to meet some of them. Here are their stories.
Anitha has lived at the Home for ten years. Her parents died in a road accident when she was two.
Raju was brought to the Home in June 2014 by some local boys who found him crying in the Tuni market.
Palla John is 11 years old and has been at the Tuni Home for 8 years. Both his parents died of AIDS when he was only three.
Elijah was born in May 2011. His mother was a 16-year-old prostitute who had lost her mother and appealed to the Tuni Home for help when she was pregnant.
Shanmukrao has been at the Tuni Home for eight years. His father has a crippling spinal condition and is bedridden.
Kamala was born in 2002. She lived in a remote village in terrible circumstances.
Salmanraju contracted polio as a boy, suffering severe scoliosis and losing leg power until he could only move about on all fours, crab-like.
Varma was born in 2005. He came to the Home in 2013. His father died while breaking stones when he slipped and was crushed to death.
Manjula was born in 2004. She joined the Home in 2014 as her mother is severely handicapped.
Karuna was born in 2005. Her father died in a car accident.
Somewari was born in 2002. Both her parents died in 2012, her father from a suspected heart attack and her mother from typhoid.
Sri Durga was born in 2002 years old. Her parents died when she was very young and she lived with her grandparents.
Hemanti was born in 2002. His father died of AIDS.
Ravi Kumar was born on 31st December 2003 and has been at the Home since he was six years old.
Lavania was born in 2006. Her mother died in her sleep when Lavania was 4 years old.
Jadageswari was born in 2004. Her start in life was horrific.
Sita was born on 4th December 2000. Both her parents died from AIDS when she was just four years old.
Siri was born on 28th July 2007; both her parents abandoned her soon after.
Neelima was born in 2006 and her brother Suria in 2008.
Stella was born in 2009 and has been at the Home for two years.
Apurna was born in 1999. Both her parents are dead through work related accidents.
Laxmi was born on 30th December 2000.
Anil was born in 2000.
Lokesh's father left his mother soon after he was born in 2006 to find work in the city and never returned.
David was born in 2007. His mother has mental health problems and cannot look after him.
Kanaka was born on 19th August 2000 and came to the Home when she was 9 years old.
Pavani joined the Home in June 2014.
Indu has been at the Home since 2012.
In 2013 Sister and brother Goutami and Raju arrived at the Home aged 3 and 4 respectively.
From an early age she had worked as a maid in houses.
Daniel came to the Home in 2014.