• Hyderabad is the capital of the Indian state, Andhra Pradesh, and is located in southern India.
• The city has a population of 6.8 million residents, making it the fourth most populous city in the country.
• While the official language of India is Hindi, the people of Hyderabad and the children we serve, speak mostly Telugu. In addition to our national staff who speak English, many of the children in the children’s hostels (homes) we serve also speak some English.
• The most prominent religion in Hyderabad is Hinduism, followed by Islam with Christianity making up a small minority.
• Around two million people in Hyderabad live in slums, where 73% of them live below the poverty line working as day labor, earning far less than $2 per day.
• 40% of children under age three suffer from malnutrition.
• Approximately 1/3 of the world’s poor live in India.
How We Serve
Back2Back serves children’s hostels and slum-area ministries, by partnering with individuals, schools, churches, civic groups, and businesses to create a bridge between people in need and people with resources. This is accomplished through partnerships and short-term mission trips, in which individuals and groups work alongside staff members who serve at each of the ministry locations. Back2Back invests in the future of each child by meeting their spiritual, physical, emotional, educational and social needs through a unique 5-point Child Development Plan so that they can become self-sustaining individuals who give back to their community. Our goal is that each orphan we serve would experience restoration. This is accomplished in part through you, our ministry teams and partners, who visit year-round and help provide basic necessities.
We are excited to deepen our partnership with local pastors and churches to develop additional long-term volunteers, nationals from within the community. We also provide educational opportunities and scholarships to orphaned children through our Child Sponsorship Program.
The fact that we don’t own a ministry campus actually provides our mission trip guests with unique opportunities to be immersed into an ancient culture. We divide our stay between comfortable guest housing at one of the larger children’s hostels we serve in a more rural area and a hotel that is located within the city of Hyderabad.
- The cost for a 7-day in-country trip is $845 (not including airfare).
- The cost includes housing, food, projects, in-country transportation, and emergency medical insurance.
- Airfare, visa and immunizations are purchased separately and are the responsibility of the team. Including airfare, the average cost of a trip to India is between $3,000 – $3,500.
- The minimum age to serve in India is 12.