Empowering the Women of India
Salem, India – It was an amazing sight to behold. Imagine a large room filled with more than 400 women. This gathering was the first of its kind, organized to raise awareness of the plight of and encourage women in India. The emphasis was on the significant role they play in the transformation of their communities. These women came on foot and by bus from a variety of Women’s Transformation Groups (WTGs) around the Salem area. They were encouraged by addresses from Rev. Samuel Stephens and other community dignitaries. Following the meeting, the women, adorned in bright orange baseball caps and carrying signs, marched with a police escort thru the main street of Salem.
The India Gospel League has been on the leading edge of a unique movement to empower women through its rural and economic development initiatives. Many of the women in attendance have been trained and equipped to be key influencers in their community and catalysts of change, enhancing the overall quality of life. Many have been given a micro-credit loan and started their own business.
Please pray for IGL’s micro-credit loan program, rural and economic development initiatives and these dedicated and enterprising women who are being used to bring a positive change to the nation of India.
written by: Dr. David Rice, IGL-NA