The murky water in the photo above is the only source of water for drinking, cooking and washing for families in this poor Indian village. Pastor Paparao, our contact in some of the poorest villages in India, writes to ask for our help: “People are suffering a lot to get a pot of water, often unsafe water. In the summer season, the problem is too high. I want to ask for help for the village people with bore wells. Thank you very much.”
“Lakshmi is a 28 yr old widow from a child marriage to a 65 year old who passed away when she was 25. She is now a very active member of the sewing center. Thanks to partners like you, Lakshmi and her team stitch blouses, dresses, hand bags and other handy items for a living. Another young lady, Gayatri, who was rehabilitated from a prostitution chattel is a nurse today in Obstetrics and Gynecology ward and tends to young mothers in our free hospital and takes an active role in free medical clinics arranged by partners like you every month in many backward villages. What more could be an example of God’s own work?” – Pastor Paparao, India
Suggested gifts for rescued moms:
$240 – 1 sewing machine + 9 months training
$60 – business start up materials
monthly gift of any amount to Keep Hope Alive!
A message from Pastor Paparao –
“Nookalamma Manyam where more than 4000 people are living. In this village, there is no medical doctor at all. The women in the villages are suffering so badly with blood issue problems, Diabetics, Ulcer problems, Skin problems, Malaria, Cold, Cough, Fever, Asthma, T.B. stomach pain, ulcers etc. Also, the children are suffering with mal-nutrition, skin problems, ring worm, thread worm, loose motions etc. The people in this village are very poor and they are from backward class community, untouchable community. They do not have a chance to see a medical doctor. But, with your kind help and support, today, more than 150 poor patients received medical help for their illness. On behalf of all these poor patients, I thank you so much for your compassionate help to conduct this free medical clinic.”
– Pastor Paparao, India.
Suggested Gifts to Keep Hope Alive through Mobile Clinics in India:
$50 – exams and medicine for 20 people
$250 – exams and medicine for 100 people
monthly gift of any amount
Nine-year-old Padma was abandoned by her parents in a filthy bus station. When the little girl was brought to the attention of Pastor Paparao at CHI affiliate Mission to the Nations, she could only sob her desperate story. Now Padma goes to school and does very well.
Pastor Paparao reports that “Padma, the bright eyed, ambitious little girl, said she wanted to be a teacher one day, so that she could teach other girls and aid to the empowerment of women ! That’s the heart God blesses us with. And that’s the responsibility which we learn in all our Bibles!”
– Pastor Paparao, India
Suggested gifts to Keep Hope Alive for children like Padma:
$100 -1 child’s school expenses for 1 year
$500 for 5 children’s bright futures
monthly gift of any amount to Keep Hope Alive in India!
Families in poor villages have limited access to clean water. They must often walk long distances carrying heavy jugs or make do with water from unsanitary sources. Thanks to our CHI Partners, a number of villages now have well supplying clean water for drinking, cooking and washing. The message below is from Pastor Paparao or Mission to the Nations.
“ I take this opportunity to thank you so much for your compassionate help to dig a water well in a needy village where the people are suffering due to lack of safe drinking water. Now, with your kind help, we have completed this project successfully. The bore well was installed in Durgada village Approximately 700 families in this village, most of the people are belong to backward class families, low income groups, Untouchable communities. People are suffering a lot due to lack of safe drinking water. Now, because of your kind help and support, the water problem in this village was solved and all the village people especially the women were so happy and thankful to you for your kind help.” – Pastor Paparao, India