tomorrow is International Women’s Day – let’s speak up for these women!

just over 2 years ago, sean and i traveled to india to visit the ministry that our church supports there, called Empart.  the main focus of that ministry is to spread the gospel and plant 100,000 churches in northern india.  but in that process of spreading the gospel, they are also creating children’s homes and sewing centers.
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i was especially passionate about learning more about the sewing centers, and was so blessed when we were able to visit one!  these sewing centers help to give women hope: they are trained with a skill to tailor clothes , and graduate with the ability to generate an income and gain dignity and status in their community, something these women would never have otherwise.
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 when i heard about this project with Sister India, i knew i wanted to be involved somehow.  listen to their story, as told below by Sister India founder Charlotte:


Have you ever felt invisible?

 

Maybe you’re the alarm-snoozer like me, rushing out of the house in a bland, rumpled ensemble and a bumpy ponytail. Or maybe you’ve been stuck at home cleaning up after the kids for too many days in a row. Whatever it was, chances are you’ve felt invisible at least once. And it’s no fun.
 
I want to tell you about a chance to rescue women from invisibility.
http://sisterindia.org/rescuing-women

This year I learned about millions of women in India who are ignored and abused by a culture that denies their worth. I learned about Kajani trying to light herself on fire, Kimaya and the physical abuse she faces for seeking education and sweet Rosmita, a grandmother who’s never once felt loved or worth it. A team of dear friends and I started Sister India to lend our voices to rescue them from their abuse through education. This video paints a picture of her world, with shocking facts I didn’t learn until this year:

 

This Saturday, March 8th, is International Women’s Day. If you’re inspired to take action for these women, here are 3 small things that will make a huge difference:
    1. Share this video to end her silence. Lend your voice and encourage your friends to do the same. Click share on the embedded video post above. 

  1. Give her an education for only $30. At Sister India, we are combating the abuse of women and girls by giving them the gift of education— a gift withheld from over 300 million Indians, who can’t read or write, even their own names. Educating a woman in reading, writing, math, health, business and Bible values only costs $30 because we work with an organization that raises up Indian Christian volunteers. $30 to transform a family for generations! Craziness. Right now all donations are being matched by an investor, so if you give $30, you’re giving education to 2 illiterate Indians! Click here.
    1. Create a Fundraising Page this week to spread awareness and give your friends a chance to help too. Because there’s a donation match on right now, just $150 will give education to 10 people! If 10 friends give $15 you will change 10 families, preventing generations of violence! Click here.

      Thanks for listening! Because of you, she is one step closer to freedom =)

To learn more about Sister India visit SisterIndia.Org.
To connect with others who care, like us: facebook.com/IndiaSisterhood.
Want to talk to someone about how this moved you, or want to ask questions? Email: charlotte.sanchez@sisterindia.org
as a thank you for helping us spread the word (or maybe a little motivation to do so), we have an amazing giveaway below!
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Comments

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    Rossetta Hanna says:

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    I love this post! We were in Moscow 11 years ago (adopting our daughter) for International Woman’s day. They decorate the entire city with beautiful lights to celebrate! It is absolutely breath taking. I had never heard of it until then. Now, I remember it every time.

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