Our women’s self-help groups are focused on a sewing program that is job oriented. Once the women have received training they will be provided work by a local textile company that can be done from their own homes.
A Role Model- Jotsna
We had the joy of visiting the home of Jotsna, a member of our first self-help group in the Sunderban Island recently. We were greatly encouraged to hear of the great things that have happened in her life. She proudly told us:
- People are very happy with my work
- I am being provided a steady source of work through the training center
- I am also beginning to receive stitching orders in my own village
- Many ladies want to become like me 😊
- I am dreaming of the day when I will be able to support my family fully. I think I can do it in one year!!!
A spirit of giving- Fanned by trees
When our field workers in Sulkuni requested for plant saplings for our centre we challenged them to make this a local project that could involve the community. They were not sure how people would respond & began announcing this need in all of their meetings. This feeble act of faith was greatly blessed by the Lord.
Men, women & children from the community began to respond by bringing in quality saplings of good varieties of trees each week. They received such an abundant response that they were able to donate 150 saplings and were involved in a tree plantation drive in the Island on the 15th of August. They also planted 60 saplings in our centre.
What has been encouraging is that this has caused the people in the area to realize that their little in the hands of God is of great value.