Sewing machines for the young women

One of the most challenging dilemmas for the women of India is the ability to make a living. It is extremely difficult at best. One of the best ways for a woman to earn decent wages is to be a seamstress. To address this challenge we have created we opened a Tailoring Institute to train women in tailoring, a trade to make income for their family. We provide free sewing machines to the ladies upon completion of their training. These machines are non-electric as most of the homes here do not have electricity and cost about $100 dollars US.

Equipped with the knowledge of sewing and sent forth into the harvest field with a sewing machine enables a young lady to work and make a living, or make additional household income as a pastor’s wife.

Your donation of a sewing machine will enable a young lady to continue in the wonderful work.


Bicycles

One of the most exciting events is the giving of bicycles at the annual conference in Samsi.
These beautiful bicycles are durable and made to last for many years. Every graduating senior from the College receives a bicycle. Extra bicycles are given to selected people according to the need.

These bicycles are a necessity. The graduating students are sent forth in pairs to travel. They will travel thousands of miles through villages, towns, and cities. Pastors use these bicycles for everything from family transportation, visitation, going to meetings and conferences, and errands of every sort.


Buildings

The annual monsoon season wreaks havoc on the established village buildings in the region.

The people work hard to build buildings where the people can assemble and meet. However the monsoon rains are so severe that on the average the building will only last an average of three years. Then it has to be completely rebuilt.

Perhaps you can imagine what a hardship it would add if you had to rebuild your buildings and facilities every three years. Think of the time and effort expended on the building whereas the same time and effort could be spent instead on building people.

There is a solution!

For a donation of $8,000 you can build a beautiful brick building with a cement floor and metal roof. These durable structures not only endure the weather for many years, but also testify as an example to the villagers of what we are doing in their area.

The people of the building in Bagdole have worked very hard to get the building completed even though the Monsoon Rains have hindered them greatly. One amazing point is how frugal the workers are with what they have to work with. It’s almost amazing that a building of this size and quality can be built with only $8,000.00.

When this building is completed, it will not only be a school for this village, but it will also be a place of refuge from the storms and dangerous weather.

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.

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.