Articles with tag Sewing Machine

Lifting a Widow’s Burden

Today, there are around 284 million widows globally.1 Some face prejudice and are blamed for their husband’s death. Others face extreme poverty. Najma, a mother of three, joined the millions of …

June 2019

Tailoring Provides Woman with a Future

Nahar’s parents looked on as she swept the floor. Her mother worried for their 21-year-old daughter’s future. Was sweeping the family’s house all she had to look forward to? Nahar was …

June 2019

Desperate to Help Her Parents

Gul’s family lived in a mud-and-brick house roofed with plastic and tin sheets. Her father worked hard as a day laborer , sweating to put food on his …

June 2019

New Friend’s Compassion Impacts Family

Sometimes a single compassionate act can change the course of someone’s life—or even a family.Reva and her husband, Saju, had four grown children. Saju worked as a laborer …

May 2019

Clothing Widows with Dignity

Sewing machines make a huge impact in the lives of women who suffer rejection because of widowhood or leprosy. With these gifts, dignity is restored as they can earn a respectable wage …

April 2019

Debt and Death Leave a Wake of Despair

Debt crippled Navita’s husband. As drought destroyed their harvest, all hope of paying off their loan vanished with the crops. Collection notices mounted, and Navita’s husband could only see one way …

September 2018

Short Stories about the Impact of Christmas Gifts

Many people throughout the world have the skills they need to provide for themselves, but they lack the means to purchase required tools. Without these necessary resources, many become daily {% …

January 2018

Sewing Her Sister Through College

Harshika knew how to tailor clothes, but she could not afford her own sewing machine. When she and others, such as these women pictured, receive sewing machines, they are able to significantly …

January 2017

Sewing Machine Helps in Time of Crisis

Murali and Tulika faced poverty every day. When they started attending a fellowship led by a Gospel for Asia-supported pastor, Tulika was able to sign up for a tailoring class at …

April 2016