Really? A Pregnant Water Buffalo? $455
What walks on four legs, gives fantastic milk, provides an income for a family, and even provides fuel to keep them warm in the winter? A pregnant water buffalo can completely transform a family and a village.
Foot-Powered Tailoring Machine $125
You know those old treadle sewing machines that grandma used? They are invaluable in Indian villages where electricity is unavailable or unreliable. Tailoring schools help women learn a trade that can provide a steady income. We then employ them to make uniforms for the Christian schools that are teaching their children.
Micro-loan for a Self-Help Group $250
Previously, the only loans available to the most needy in India were from "Loan sharks" who charged interest of 100-200%. Now, overseen by a Christian Community Development Officer, micro-loans are administered through Self-Help Groups that enable men and women to start their own small businesses. Usually after only a year, they are granted a line of credit from a local bank and become self-sustaining and self-perpetuating. More importantly, these Self-Help Groups often turn into Bible studies, and ultimately, church plants.
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