In May 2011, God provided 2 acres of land for a new facility for Ark, and in January 2013, we began construction on the first of several facilities that will significantly increase our ability to minister to and care for children affected/infected by HIV.
Shortly after that, we developed our Master Site Plan:
We have been amazed to see God work through His people to meet the physical needs for this expansion project. In February 2014, the Ashirvad Children moved into the ground floor of the Boys' Home (#1 on site plan). The living space of this one floor provides significantly more space than our original facility! The Dining Facility (#3 on site plan) as well as playground (#7 on site plan) were also be completed in late January 2014.
In January 2014 we started work on the ground floor of the Girls' Home (#2 on site plan). The ground floor of the Girl's Home was completed in September 2014 a the girls were able to move into their new home!
Upon completion of the Girl's home ground floor, phase one of the expansion project is complete which will allow us to offer a home to 15 more children at Ashirvad.
Phase 2 of the expansion project will include the addition of a floor to both the Boys' & Girls' Homes. Each floor completed will allow us to offer a home to 24 additional children! In addition, an office facility along with guest rooms.
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