Philanthropy means ‘the love for humanity’ and in a wider sense it implies ‘what it is to be human’. Touching Souls International has always believed in the essence of humanity. After all, our charity projects are dedicated to the development of humanity. Since our inception we have worked for bringing a change in the lives of the destitute. Their smiles that have replaced their frozen tears have always been of utmost importance to us. Being poor is not the fault of any individual, it is the circumstances that brings poverty in their life.
Touching Souls International provides regular monthly allowance for 21 villages of Netrokona and Kishoreganj district of Bangladesh. About 110 people receive this allowance. They are elderly and disabled people who do not own any land or even have an earning member in their family. They are lonely with no one to take care of them. They have also approached age and are unable to make their living by themselves. All they need is a helping hand who can be their guide in their last days. We understand their pain and have devoted ourselves to the needs of these people. That is what we describe as a true act of philanthropy.
Helping the elderly people in their last days of life is the best way to serve humanity. Feeding their hungry soul is one of our best efforts. Every month, when these people come to collect their monthly allowance we get a chance to interact with them. Everyone has a different story to unfold. Someone has lost his only son while others cry as their only son has left them. Their stories bring tears to the eyes. What if we lend our caring hand to them? Their last days can be beautiful. Can’t we take this much pain for them? After all, that is what we call philanthropy, donating for the people in need.