Balamma Satram at Holy Family Home for the Needy is built on 26 acres of land in the Diocese of Kadapa. It is situated one kilometer from the village of Amagampalli. Although in a rural area, It is on the main highway from Bangalore to Calcutta. The nearest towns are Porumamilla, 13 kilometres to the East and Mydukur which is 30 kilometres to the West.
In the year 2004 the thorny bushes were cleared from the land and the first buildings were erected. Labour was given to the local people who had not been able to get work either through caste or religious reasons.
The project is on-going. It was started officially in 2004 and the buildings as of now, were completed in 2010.
There were different phases of completion:
Phase one – Administration block, bore wells, water tank, communal kitchen and one large bungalow type home for up to 18 persons along with three toilet areas, showers and washing facilities was completed in 2005. By 15th August we began to admit the elderly, destitute people also widows who had been left to look after their children.
Phase two – A further five similar bungalows with all the attached sanitary and shower units etc. were built in 2006. During that year we started to build a communal hall and chapel as well as several other small buildings which are used for agricultural needs. These were all completed in 2007.