We support and encourage communities of faith through leadership training, mentoring, skills training, and resources.
Dev was an orphan who had been abused, neglected, and was contemplating suicide when he came to our office in 2012. After being offered some food by a Partners India staffer, Dev was blown away. He was so deeply touched that a stranger would care enough about him to give him food, that he kept coming back. Dev was inspired to share the same love and hope with his friends, and over the years, has mentored countless other youth in need.
Back in 2007, Rhoit and Suhani were suffering financially and spiritually. They were living in a drafty hut, struggling to make ends meet for their family, and losing hope. After seeing their need, Partners India provided the tools for them to build their first permanent home and a microloan to start an auto-rickshaw business. As a result, Rohit and Suhani were able to pull themselves out of desperate poverty, and began to help their neighbors do the same. Today, they host a community of faith in their home, where they celebrate the hope and joy they have come to know.
To learn more about Partners India’s faith efforts, contact email@example.com
Ray of hope
Ray of Hope aims to transform lives in Northern India by empowering women and girls, improving health and hygiene in rural villages, and ensuring underprivileged children access to basic education.
Empowering Women and Girls
Meet Bavani. Just a few years ago, Bavani and her family were drinking boiled water for dinner when her husband couldn’t afford to buy rice and lentils. But that was before she took classes at a Ray of Hope sewing center. In a village where the average daily income is less than a dollar, Bavani now makes three dollars a day in her new job as a seamstress. And that’s not all—in her free time, she is teaching some of her neighbors to sew using the machine she was given during her training with Ray of Hope. She says, “I have no big dreams, but my goal is to use my new skills to help other women in my village. I have been given much, and now I want to give back.”
Improving Health and Hygiene
Meet Anjali. Anjali’s village is so remote that no one she knows had ever seen a doctor before Ray of Hope hosted a medical camp there. Anjali had an extremely painful ear infection and because she didn’t know what else to do, started stuffing her ear with sand. This only made things worse, and she stopped being able to hear in that ear. Now, thanks to a nurse working with Ray of Hope, Anjali’s ear has been cleaned out and her health has been restored!
Ensuring Access to Education:
Meet Praveen. Lower-caste kids like Praveen have little access to education and are often discriminated against in school. As a result, literacy rates are low and poverty rates are high in his village. That’s where Ray of Hope comes in. Our staff provide classes in history, Hindi language, math, science and even English, ensuring that rural children have the opportunity to learn and grow. Praveen can now recite the alphabet in English and spell a word for each letter. And he can’t stop smiling!
Ray of Hope’s Medical Initiative aims to give access to quality healthcare and promote overall health and hygiene to the most vulnerable communities of India. Since 2005, we have organized hundreds of medical camps for rural villages in coordination with the Red Cross and local international medical professionals. Our new mobile hospital allows us to reach the doorsteps of people living in under-served and remote areas, where government healthcare facilities are inadequate or non-existent. Our vehicle not only serves as an ambulance for emergency cases, but also as a platform to bring education and awareness of health and nutrition practices to communities in need.