RTU started when James Kimpton was asked in the 1960's to find homes for two orphaned sisters in South India. He's a very funny, dry, no-nonsense man, and was a bit taken aback. But he found a widow who would look after them, she however had no money. So he got a bit of money from English friends. He left it at that. And then someone else asked him about another abandoned girl (female children were regularly abandoned or killed then, as a major drain on unbearably small incomes). So he did it again. And again. And again....
Soon there were so many kids that they started a small village. That needed a school. That needed a water supply. That needed a doctor occasionally. That needed a way for school children to go onto to job training. That... grew and grew and grew by itself into a huge network of households of children, in villages, with schools, colleges, training centres for disabled, clinics, a well digging company, and so on.
The very best thing about it is that now it's all run by people who came through that system themselves. It's a self-sustaining organisation run by sensible but absolutely committed people who know exactly what's needed. And the only thing they need from the outside is some money, to invest and to run the core units of widows or single mothers looking after orphan children.
So that's where your donations at Casa Camino go. You can check them out on rtu.org. You can donate a lot if you want. You can even take on the responsibility of financing a girl's education - I can tell you that's great feeling when they graduate from school, from college, from nursing training... The whole system is kept scrupulously honest by James. He's as funny and dry as ever, pretty rude about people who become saints or public figures, cranky, inspirational.
We hope you will feel it's worth donating generously - and even the standard donation goes a long way!