Stories from India

Post a Comment » Written on September 12th, 2012     
Filed under: Community Development
These stories come from our partner India for Christ Ministries (IFCM). For more information on this project, click here.


“Balagangamma is a widow who comes from a very difficult past. She lost everything. She struggled to care for her children. She worked very hard to start a small business of selling steamed rice cakes (idli). She sells idlies near her house every day and earns a living. With help from CWR, she was able to expand her business and sell more. She has been able to make a good profit from her business and now owns her own small house.”



Obulamma and Govindu

“Obulamma and Govindu have 6 children. They work in a brick kiln as hired laborers. They are very hardworking people and survive in very difficult conditions, but they have struggled to educate their children. Now through participation in the CWR project, they have been able to work and also help educate their children. They are slowly coming out of the debt in which they were stuck for a long time.”




Janardhana and Haritha

“Janardhana and Haritha are a young couple in the Settipalle village in Cuddappah District of Andhra Pradesh. They were illiterates and were struggling to survive as they did not have work to do in their village. They did not own any land or assets. Janardhana became very sick and was unable to do anything. During this time with the IFCM project help they were able to start a small shop in their village. Now they are able to sustain themselves, their son and Janardhana’s mother. Janardhana has recovered fully from his sickness.”


Siddamma and Venkatalakshmi

Siddamma and Venkatalakshmi are a part of a group of 6 women in the Settipalle village in Andhra Pradesh. Before, they tended to another person’s sheep, but were not earning a daily living. Sometimes when there was no rain, they struggled to survive, and they were not able to care for their children. But with help from CWR and IFCM, they were able to buy sheep of their own, which have since multiplied. This has enabled them to sustain themselves and their families.




Mangamma is a widow in the Kotagudibanda village in interior Chittoor District. She was struggling to survive with her son while worked as a hired laborer in the nearby fields, and she was not able to educate her son. With help from this CWR-funded project, she has been able to buy two cows and they are growing. She is taking care of them and feeding them. Now she is able to sustain her family with the income from the cows.

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