India (MNN) — In India, the illiteracy rate in women is 52 percent, providing little hope for any woman to acquire a job that will provide for herself or her family. Fortunately, some ministries have created other opportunities.
India Partners has already founded two tailoring schools and recently received a grant for$ 8,000 to create another. Currently, these schools have helped about 50 to 60 women on their way to self-sufficiency by training them in a profitable skill. At the end of their training, each woman receives her own sewing machine so she can immediately begin to gain from what she has learned.
These schools not only give women a chance to learn and support families, but they also provide emotional and spiritual reinforcement through daily devotions and prayer.
India Partners has partnered with other groups in the area to create an environment that demonstrates Christ's love as well as teaches it. Pray that this new school will be just as effective and will provide several women with the hope of a future and a Savior.
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