Can you read? Help others read, too.

Goal: Raise $1000 for Women's Literacy Classes in Asia

Can you read? Help others read, too.

Goal: Raise $1000 for Women's Literacy Classes in Asia

$244

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$1000

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As a book blogger, I take books and the ability to read for granted. Don't you? Yet according to GFA, "In India alone, there are an estimated 242 million women who are unable to read—that's about half the adult women in the country."

But also...

$1 allows one woman to learn to read, write and do basic math.

This $1 provides the materials needed to educate one person. The classes are taught by women from the local church who have been taught to do this, and these classes are open to anyone in the community.

"When a woman completes the course, she's able to read warning labels to protect her children and understand contracts to avoid bonded labor. She won't get cheated at the marketplace because she will finally know how to add. And she can read the Bible for herself and teach it to her children."

Just $1 can completely change an illiterate Asian woman's life. I was thinking how my cup of fine tea (or, if you prefer, cup of Starbuck's coffee or Krispy Kreme doughnut) might be wonderful for a few minutes, but it sure doesn't last long.

I want to make a lasting difference. How about joining me in sharing the gift of literacy with others? Even giving $1 makes a huge difference in one person's life. And I'm hoping that, together, we can share the joy of reading with 1,000 women.

Sources:
http://www.gfa.org/giving/womens-literacy/
http://www.gfa.org/womens-ministry/womens-literacy-program/
http://www.gfa.org/donation/browse/items/major-ministries/

DONATIONS TO CAMPAIGN

$235.00USD Debbie

7/02/13

$3.00USD Debbi

5/21/13

$1.00USD Robert

3/19/13

$5.00USD Debbie

3/13/13
I'll start...helping 5 women today.

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About women's literacy

There are over 250 million women in South Asia who are illiterate. Because of this, Gospel for Asia-supported workers are training thousands of women every year to read.

Your donation will enable GFA to provide books, training materials, and classes for women in Asia. This will empower them to care for their families, avoid bad contracts that cause debt, and overcome abusive employers who take advantage of their ignorance. They’ll also get better prices at the marketplace—just because they can do math. Finally, churches will be strengthened as women are able to read the Bible for the first time.

About Gospel for Asia

TRANSFORMING COMMUNITIES IN ASIA

Since 1979, GFA has existed to fulfill one passion: seeing communities in Asia discover the same joy, hope and lasting peace we’ve found in Christ.

We serve to equip missionaries to minister throughout Asia. The projects funded through myGFA each play a significant part in helping missionaries serve more effectively and in transforming communities with the love of Christ.

Learn more about GFA

100 percent of every donation on mygfa.org preferenced for the field is sent to the field for the administration of the preferenced campaign project.

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Donations

Name
Amount
Date
Comment
Debbie
$235.00 USD
07/02/13
Debbi
$3.00 USD
05/21/13
Robert
$1.00 USD
03/19/13
Debbie
$5.00 USD
03/13/13
I'll start...helping 5 women today.
"I'll start...helping 5 women today."

DONATE