Jeevan, the founder of ASHA KUTEER has gone through some really tough times before he decided to help people like him in need. Brought up in a family where he did not get enough love and importance from his family members, he was always a loner. Emotional loneliness does make one feel like an orphan. He fell in love with a woman, but that did not work out too. His career was not moving ahead, he had nothing strong to hold on to and went into depression. Jeevan was also diagnosed with bipolar disorder during this period of time. In spite of all these challenges, Jeevan managed to complete his Polytechnic in Computers and also has a Bachelor’s degree in Theology and a Master’s Degree in Biblical Counseling.
With proper medication, Jeevan was able to get back to normalcy and he married the girl who would later support him for all his dreams – Mercy. With time, Jeevan and Mercy understood their interest and compassion towards bettering other people’s lives, especially kids. They put together whatever savings they had and started the ministry taking in 4 children.
Jeevan always believes in three essential needs – faith, love, and hope. While all three are important, according to him, hope is vital. There is a saying that goes ‘man can live for 40 days without food, 3 days without water, 8 minutes without air but not for even a second without hope.’ This is why the organization is aptly named ASHA KUTEER – the home of hope.
Jeevan is a person who does not give up. The couple goes through challenges almost every day, but they find ways to solve it, keep the children safe and happy and wake up the next day with excitement and hope.