Officially a not for profit (501c3)
Watch These Kids Bloom becomes incorporated in February of 2014 and Kurt Swart became a founder in September of the same year. This was a year of new beginnings and growth in all areas of our Ministry.
a baby is born
April 2014 Prabhudas and Karuna Chokka welcomed their baby girl who they named after Founder Janet Green. Baby Janet is also affectionately known as Sharon Lily.
Community programs continued to expanded in 2014
We rented a large bedroom and took care of these 13 children for one year while their village worked to put their lives back together.
Finding land and starting construction
Founders Janet Green and Kurt Swart travel to India in June of 2015 to find land for the future Bloom Center. Construction began November 2, 2015.
First airplane ride
Because our mission is to raise these children to be healthy and productive adults we believe that means giving them life experiences they would have never received if they were not in our care. We want these children to dream big and that means helping them see those dreams can come true.
Prabuhdas and one of older children Paul experience their first flight to Hyderabad. All the children were asked if they wanted to go and Paul was the one to step forward and brave the unknown. Both him and our leader Prabhudas did this scared - but they did it! Their outlook of the future was even brighter after this amazing experience. Paul was able to visit places he only had read about in his school books and was so happy.