Shalom Community Development Projects … building futures … empowering a community

The journey to Shalom

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Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail …. Ralph Waldo Emerson

In 2008 two families, one Indian and one Australian, met by chance and realised they shared a desire to do something to help make life better for some of India’s many orphans and widows.  Despite living on different sides of the world and the differences in language, culture and backgrounds, a strong enduring friendship was formed and the two families decided to work together to create Shalom, a small farming community on the outskirts of Erampatti Village, where orphans and widows could live together and grow food.

From these small beginings, a much larger project has grown, which is not only helping orphans and widows, but impacting many lives in the village of Erampatti.  We hope you enjoy reading about our project and seeing some of the positive changes that Shalom is bringing to one small village in Southern India.

Together we can change their future.

About us and the project

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Keep up to date with our latest project news

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Read previously published editions of Shalom News

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Visit our old Shalom Blog to read old news posts from the beginning of the project until Dec 2013

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View some of our videos on our Shalom Home India youtube channel

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Check out our Photo Galleries to see some of our favourite photos.


Aprons4Action against poverty

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On the 10th May 2014 we launched more than 200 aprons on a journey to raise funds for our project.   Starting from Brisbane Australia, our aprons have been slowly spreading out to different parts of the world.

When someone receives one of our Aprons4Action aprons, they are encouraged to wear it, post a photo, give a little and then pass it on so it can continue on its journey. Each apron is individually named and as we receive photos, they are added to online journey boards so people can follow their journeys.

During 2014 our travelling aprons raised more than $20,000 for education, community health, farming activities and income generating projects to help women, children and disadvantaged families living in Erampatti Village.  

To see where our aprons have travelled to, click on the pinterest link on the right to view our main apron journey board.  To go to our Aprons4Action website, click on the link below.

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