One Slum

Share the Good News with families and children in the slum. Meet physical, educational and spiritual needs.

One Slum - South Asia

Share the Good News with families and children in the slum. Meet physical, educational and spiritual needs. Change one slum village. Bring hope to slum dwellers living in great poverty. Through the course of this project we want to see a significant improvement in the quality of life in this slum.

 

Project Details

One Blanket can make a huge difference

Pollution is a major problem in India

Water bottle is the same height as this child

Goal: $68,000
10%
Project Description

Change one slum village. Work in the slum. Meet peoples basic needs. With more than 20 million people, this city needs thousands of healthy reproducing house churches. Believers will be help meet the dire needs of more than half the city’s residents as a result of poverty, prostitution and lack of education. Make a difference in one slum village that will spread to transform South Asia's largest city.

Cultural Information

You will experience the gracious hospitality in this urban center. Relationship is primary and respect is shown to older people.

80% of the city is Hindu with a considerable Muslim population. Hindu temples and idols dot the city. Animals are considered holy, and though the caste system is outlawed it is still practiced. Many marriages are still arranged and people work within their own caste.

Local believers may face persecution when they choose to follow Christ ranging from family pressure, social challenges, job loss or physical harm. New believers may fear to share their faith with family and community because of persecution.

Geographic Information

This is a city of 20 million. More than half of the city's population lives in slums or on the streets. People who live in the slums are from many backgrounds. They have migrated to the city from all over South Asia in search of work. Some settled in slums and never left, even though they became successful in business. Others live on the streets literally sleeping with their families on the medians and along the pavement at night as traffic weaves around them. Many have lost their families. Everyone is working or looking for work, whether it be legitimate work or prostitution, gambling, mafia or political involvement, or begging on the streets. More than eight languages are spoken in the city.

Urgent Needs

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