Missionaries of Charity (India)
In early July 2012, devastating floods in India left 95 people dead and almost 2 million people homeless. On July 23, Nyima Foundation gave a grant of $30,000 to the Missionaries of Charity for the expressed purpose of helping the flood victims in the northeastern region of India (Assam and Meghalaya). The Missionaries of Charity has 250 homes in India, of which two are in the northeast of the country. These two homes are ready to assist those affected by the floods. The charity also helps the poorest of the poor, including orphans, the elderly, people with various illnesses, schools for street children, homes for women, and AIDS hospice. Mother Teresa founded the organization in Calcutta, India in 1950.