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Biblical Principles. Job Skills & Health Training.
Isos India is helping women in India with these four essential life skills. And it's transforming families and their communities.
Two inspiring women, Anju and Stelin, lead Kerusomen's transformation class, Isos India. Together they are quietly and steadily working, with the love of Christ, to help women thrive in a culture that favors males over females.
Malnutrition is at crisis levels in India and the country has the highest rates of malnourished females in the developing world.
To make matters worse, women don't have access to adequate healthcare, either. .Most women in India don't even have access to clean hygiene for menstrual care.
On top of that, cultural taboos and beliefs that menstruation is "unclean" have had devastating consequences. 23 million women in India become school drop-outs every year when they start their menstrual cycle. But that's not all. For young girls, schooling takes second place to helping with household chores and taking care of siblings. 27% of India's girls become child brides.
All of these factors diminish their' ability to achieve full, productive, and financially secure lives.
Isos focuses on Practical Skills
for Wholistic Transformation
It's no accident that Isos starts with a church because nobody loves women more than Jesus.
And no BODY but His Church, demonstrates that love better. That's why Isos is offered in villages in India where Kerusomen Gospel Ministries has planted a church.
Each meeting opens with bible study and prayers. Teachings that show the value of women in God's eyes (and His love for them) lay a firm foundation for lasting transformation.
Health and nutritional training is also given to jump start a brighter future for the women and their children.
Like most women in India, Daisy did as was expected of females in her culture. She married young and became a mother. Having spent her life doing domestic chores and childcare, she was totally unprepared and unqualified for a job.
But ISOS changed everything.
Classes in banking, farming, sewing and other trade skills give women, like Daisy, the life-changing tools and confidence they need to succeed.
To qualify for Isos Classes each woman makes an initial investment in her herself by depositing $25 into a bank account that the Kerusomen Gospel Ministries Charitable Foundation helps them manage.
Every week thereafter they commit to saving $1 more (which is deposited at the weekly Isos class.)
The class teaches them basic accounting and savings principles so they keep track of their balance and interest. And rejoice with each other as it grows!
These women are strong, tenacious, intelligent and motivated women who are working hard to make a better life for themselves and their children.
With all the odds stacked against them, they are succeeding. Is it any wonder their faith and courage inspire us?
Anju, the KGM Director of Ministries, will be in Florida the first week of May
Kerusomen's Director of Women's Ministries, Anju Sahayadas, explained to us that many more women are waiting and saving to join Isos. For most women, the $1 a week is tough, but doable. Still, that means it will take them over six months to get started.
We would like to change that.
We will be sending out invitations for you to meet Anju during her visit.
Hear more about her vision for the Isos ministry. It will be a perfect time to get all your questions answered. And more.
Or, if you prefer, we are scheduling group and personal appointments with Anju. Right now. Don't miss out on this rare opportunity to bless your friends, small group, women's organization or church family. Call Tom Caprio: 561.310.2141.