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Education of any kind in this part of India is reserved for the few who can afford to pay for it. There is no state-sponsored ran education system. For this reason, most of West Bengal is illiterate and dependent upon the compassion ofothers for basic education.

Education is vital to the work in India. Teaching and training the young men and women who attend the college enables us to send at least 2 dozen new workers into the villages each year. These young men and women are extremely sincere servants who deserve every bit of help we can offer.

 

Your monthly support will literally change the life of a young man or woman and those they will ultimately reach. There is a waiting list of sincere and hungry young men and women who are waiting to enter into school. They are only waiting for a sponsor. Could you become that sponsor for them today?

The Desperate Need for Clean Water

Clean water is a primary necessity for life for our villages. Most villages have inadequate water wells to service the people. Wells installed by the government are shallow in depth, and the water is not pure. As a result the people constantly battle afflictions with parasitic diseases. Hindu village leaders control most of the village water wells.

The solution is for each local village church to install its own deep water well. These wells are 300 feet deep, and the water source is pure and free from parasites. These pure water wells dynamically change the health and life-span expectancies of the people. Once a well is installed they freely share the clean water with other people in the village.

Each well cost only $1000. By investing in the construction of just one water well, you not only help spare an entire village from parasitic diseases but you add years to the life expectancies of the people.

Humanitarian Aid Needs


What you are looking at, is a picture one of our volunteers took while he visited various villages in West Bengal in Feb 2011. In this village of over 2,000 people, there is no clean drinking water well. Pictured here is a filthy green lagoon where a woman is washing her families clothes. In the background to the left, there is a large hog wallering in the water and mud. Just seconds before the picture was taken, there was a small child dipping water out with containers for drinking and cooking.

The most obvious need is also the easiest need to meet and that is clean drinking water.

This area of India is a rural area with villages of between 5,000-10,000 people scattered throughout. These people are among the poorest people in the world. We are currently working with over 91 volunteers in this area from as many villages.

One of the greatest needs in these villages is the very basic need for clean drinking water. Many of these villages do not have wells. In the villages that do have wells, many of them were dug incorrectly and are tainted with water that causes the people to be constantly sick. In the villages that do not have wells, the people are literally drinking water from streams and lagoons that are infested with disease. They get water from wherever they can get it, but many times this is water that is also shared with animals, sanitation runoff, and such.
We hope to be able to contract the drilling and placement of 20 wells this year. These cost about 1,000.00 per well to have installed. They are dug 350 Ft deep to give the people clean drinkable water.

Is there any way possible that you could partner with us in this humanitarian effort to provide clean drinking water for our brothers and sisters in India. We cannot tell you how important this need is. Imagine these sweet people having to walk for miles every day to get water that is only going to make their families sick.

If you can only give only 1 dollar towards this, it would be greatly appreciated. Every dollar counts and will help immensely. However, if it is possible for you to give a gift of $25, $50, $100 or even more, please give it.

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Another need that is very basic yet easy to give are small livestock. Some of these families have no possible means of income. If given a goat, they are able to sell the milk and cheese to their neighbors. One goat can provide substance for a family of 4 people. These goats cost $100 per. We would like to be able to purchase at least 10 goats while we are there and distribute them to the poorest families.

If you would like to sponsor the purchase of a goat or even partner with someone else to do this, please do what you can.

There is a link below that you can follow to make a contribution to this online. Any gift you give is tax deductable and you will receive a contribution receipt that you can use as a deduction on your taxes. Your gift will go through Second Chance Network in order to facilitate that tax deduction.

Again, any gift at all would go extremely far to help these sweet men, women and children, who are not able to help themselves. 100% of your gift will go directly to meet this tremendous need.

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The Goat Project

Goat Ministry is an incredibly important element of our plans here in West Bengal India.

The remote villages and people often do not have immediate access to grocery stores or even electricity for their homes. Refrigerators are virtually non-existent.

The gift of a milk goat is akin to the gift of life. These goats are durable and easy to maintain with local vegetation, but they provide fresh milk and nurishment for the infants, children, and families both for cooking and consumption.

Some of these families have no possible means of income. If given a goat, the families who have no possible means of income would be able to sell the milk and cheese to their neighbors or barter for other needed. One goat can provide substance for a family of 4 people.

Hogs also are a valuable resource. Hogs can be sold and bartered for other essential needs, as well as butchered and eaten as the need arises.
For only $100 you can purchase a premium milk goat or hog that dynamically impacts the quality of life for an entire family.