Disciples News Service

Disciples Women sustain Indian sewing program

Submitted by Disciples Women

While on the Woman-to-Woman Worldwide Journey to India, the Disciples Women delegation had the opportunity to visit Global Ministries partners in Durgapur, Malda, Kolkata, and Delhi. The work already being done there is amazing and life-giving and the women of the delegation wanted to make sure that it continues and expands.

Sewing schools in India provide opportunity to learn skills to protect families from trafficking.

Those who were in the delegation have been sharing their stories and experiences far and wide. We are inviting support for a couple of ongoing healthy projects in Durgapur and Delhi. One of the smaller projects that was particularly inspiring was the group of women in Delhi who bought ten sewing machines with the plan of training 10 women to sew to make a living for them and their families. They began their project but discovered they did not have the funds to continue.

They learned from this first attempt that to be a sustainable business they would need to have enough funds to pay the ten women for three months while they were learning to sew, then for an additional three months while they got their business up and running and sustainable. They already have a market for their work. Before they can begin again they wanted to make sure they had enough to pay the women throughout the first six months to ensure their success.

When we learned that the amount needed was $6,000 we knew that Disciples Women would enthusiastically support this dream. Many women and groups of women and gatherings of women have contributed to this project. As of June 25, we have exceeded our goal and will be sending these funds through Global Ministries for our sisters in India.

We are grateful to all who have supported this project and invite you to celebrate with us and continue to pray for these women and their children whose futures will be positively affected by this training and opportunity. If you would like to read about or contribute to the ongoing projects in India you can follow this link.

This is what God is doing in women’s ministries.