You can make a real difference to the children in the largest slum in Asia. Not only that, we invite you to step into the story that began 100 years ago as Elim began its missions journey with Dollie Phillips, our first recorded missionary, who travelled to the shores of India.

Being a Changemaker in 2020 would mean seeing your gift build a preschool and kids club in the Dharavi slum, Mumbai, India.




slum-corridor-500600,000 people live in Dharavi, the largest slum in India as well as in Asia. Life in a slum is no place for a child. For a child growing up here they can expect a life with little opportunities, no space for creativity, poor hygiene facilities and numerous social challenges.


slum-overview-500In helping children learn English and maths, they are given a greater opportunity to access higher studies and have a better job, better life and help break the cycle of poverty for them and their families.

Providing education on physical, mental and spiritual health we hope to help children to cope with their strenuous everyday lives and social challenges.



Iain Sam Renew-500Elim Missions, as part of our 100 year celebrations is partnering with our global partner in Mumbai to establish a preschool, kids club and then a church to lead the children and their families to a better future.

Pastor Samuel Dhinakaran from Good News Ministries will lead the work on the ground to see people’s lives transformed with the good news of Jesus.


small-boy-50024 years ago Pastor Samuel, originally from Chennai, became a missionary to Mumbai. He currently has 2 preschools in 2 slums and 15 kids clubs in 15 slums in Mumbai as well as 40 gospel groups. He is excited about this partnership to reach children and families in the Dharavi slum with the good news of Jesus.


Listen to Pastor Samuel share the vision of the Dharavi slum

Can you help to make this a reality for the children of Dharavi in 2020?

“We don’t just share about Jesus to these people because they are in need, in depression and in poverty. We demonstrate it.”

Pastor Samuel Dhinakaran

We are ready to go! Can you help us make this a reality in 2020? Help us to reach the target of £12,000.

How can you help build a preschool and kids club for the children of Dharavi?


It is our prayer that this project will lead to reaching the families living within the Dhavari slum. It’s going to take churches, individuals and you to make this a reality. How much do we need to raise? This is how much has been given so far.

“600,000 people! Can we reach all of them? Who knows! But we have to start somewhere.”

Iain Hesketh

Be a Changemaker today and see your money making a direct impact in people’s lives as we invest in them and have the opportunities to tell them about Jesus.

Once we have raised the funds necessary to achieve the running of the preschool in Mumbai, or not enough money is raised to carry out this aim, any surplus or unused funds will be used for our charity’s general aims, including other similar projects that we are involved in.