South Asia Villages
Business & Microenterprise
Specialized Skills Development
Equipment & Supplies
Local Expertise / Agricultural Extension Workers
Awareness & Prevention (especially among refugees, homeless, unemployed / impoverished youth, other vulnerable populations)
Domestic Servitude, Bonded Labour, Forced Labour
Primary / Secondary School
Mentorship, Discipleship, Bible Study (new and / or long-time Jesus followers)
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We are working with local ministry leaders and other leaders in the community to facilitate transformation in the villages where we are involved. We seek to improve the education available to children and to make that education accessible to the poorest of the poor.
A business has been started that employs at-risk women and returns profits back to education scholarships. Our desire is for the people of the village to see that true poverty is not financial, but is a life without hope in Jesus.
Children in rural areas face a high probability of working in agriculture/labor at a young age if they do not receive an education. They become part of the family work force. By attending an accredited school, they have the opportunity to break out of the poverty cycle.
Partnering with a local church-based NGO that operates numerous schools in the region, we opened a school in 2013 that continues to grow.
One local business has been started. It designs and produces unique, high-quality handbags and home accessories being marketed in the USA. This business provides jobs and assists in the sustainability for the school.
In another village, we have created a vocational training school to provide skills for girls and young women who are vulnerable to being trafficked. In order to sustain this work in the long term, we have started a farming business which will provide financial support in a few years time.
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INTEGRATED COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION
When we enter a community, we seek to relate to and understand the community through the eyes of Jesus. This includes pre-training and ongoing on-field research.
EVALUATE and ENGAGE
We repeat a collaborative cycle that aims to work alongside others in the community to identify and assess both needs and resources. Alongside the community, we encourage initiatives guided by a strategy and help implement them.
As transformation takes hold in a community our role changes. We avoid creating unhealthy dependencies and focus on what Jesus is doing within the community. This typically leads to expansion as transformation impacts surrounding communities.
Clean Drinking Water
This village has suffered greatly from too much fluoride in the water, Many people live with rickets and extreme tooth decay as a result. The borehole water also carries diseases that cause many illnesses. such as typhoid, dysentery, cholera, and hepatitis. We are seeking to remove harmful bacteria and high fluoride content from the water.
Grace School Amenities
We are eager to purchase a bus to bring more students to the school, to create a library and computer lab, and purchase playground equipment and landscaping of the grounds.
Selah Center Expansion
The vision for Selah Center is "Building Life-giving community for those who have lost hope." Our mission is a vocational center that includes many choices for skilled labor classes. As of right now, there is only one option (sewing). This center will be a fully operational skill center for young boys and girls that face low economic situations, forced labor, and sexual or physical abuse situations, the marginalized and invisible in the community. We have started in a small rented facility, but need to expand, even to having our own facility. We strive to help the girls find gainful employment. This is more than just a skill center, we will expand it to a place that gives counseling and shows the love of Jesus daily and gives hope.