Unlocking Opportunity for KGM Families Battling Poverty in India After the Lockdown
Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve seen the widows and families we serve display remarkable courage and tenacity.
We’ve also seen them face difficult choices: risk disease or poverty; resign or reach out for help.
Earlier you helped us in the lockdown emergency that left millions in India
shut-in and starving. Now as the lockdown lifts, our KGM family is facing new obstacles: crushing job loss and skyrocketing food prices. Pastors, widows, and
day-laborers alike have watched the life they knew and their future
hopes vanish overnight.
We discussed the situation with Pastor Saha. The obvious short-term solution is to send more food relief packages. But how long would that last? A few weeks or months at best. We wanted a more permanent plan. One that would provide income BUT require little or no training. An opportunity that even a disabled widow could manage. Even to us, that criteria seemed pretty impractical until...
In India, chickens and goats are valuable animals, with a phenomenal
ability to change families’ lives. Starting with just one goat or five
chickens, a vulnerable widow or needy family can farm food for their tables AND
gain additional income for other essentials like medical care, school fees, and
more. Giving animals is like giving these families a small business. One that Saha
assured us requires no training for the members of our KGM family.
And the start-up costs are minimal: $25 for five chickens; $100 for one female goat.
This Christmas season, we invite you to discover gifts that both honor your loved ones AND empower families in the wake of COVID-19.
Your gift through Kerusomen shares the love of Christ, celebrates families’ God-given dignity and potential, and equips men and women with supplemental income, restoring hope for the future.Find Your Gift Now: