INDIA

India is a land of incredible diversity. From snowcapped mountains, to rain forests, beaches and wildlife reserves, India is a land of rich geographical variety. This diversity extends to the over 1700 cultural groups of India, whose traditions vary vastly by region, city and village. 

The heartbreaking reality is that India is home to many people who live without clean water. Inadequate sanitation and unsafe water can spread diseases, which often impact children the most. Poverty affects millions, especially widows and children. Many who rely on farming to make a living face circumstances beyond their control, such as adverse weather, drought, or sickness.

We work with national partners to find those in the greatest need, from remote mountain communities, to widows facing discrimination and abandoned children. The opportunities to show and share God's love are endless. We invite you to pray and partner with us in India.

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Hope for Children

 

Since our inception, we have partnered with nationals in India and donors like you to provide for 8 Children’s Homes and Community Centers throughout southern India. In these homes and centers we have over 250 children that we care for on a daily basis through sponsors like you.

Visit the Child Sponsorship page to learn more about how you can make an impact on a child’s life today.

Clean Water

In 2011, we completed our first water well project. Today, our team is constantly searching for villages in need of wells. For $2,500 we can build a well that will transform the future for a village in need.

Give from this page or Learn More about how you can share hope by providing clean water.

Help for Widows

In India, widows in poverty are often ridiculed and abandoned by their relatives without any means of caring for themselves and their children. We are able to show them God’s love through gifts of food and clothing.

Nations' Hope Store

In 2012, we launched our first sewing training for 21 women. Today, female GPPD team members are training other ladies in business principles and handcraft skills that will help them on their path to starting a business. Each lady is paid for any products she has completed during a training day. Visit the Nations' Hope Store Website to shop these products made by aspiring entrepreneurs.

Click Here to visit the Nations' Hope Donation Store.

Koya Community Center

The Koya Community Center has been open for use since 2016 and also serves as a medical clinic space. At the medical clinic, patients receive services such as free basic care, medicines, and malaria treatment.

Facts About the Koya People Group:

The Koya are part of a complex tribal system of leaders, customs and social norms. Ancestral divisions, family rituals and arranged marriage are all a normal part of Koya life.

Major food sources for the Koya include rice, fava beans, maize, and sometimes fish and meat. They add tamarind and hot chilis for spice. Fruits including jackfruit, coconut, mango, and berries grow well in the region. 

Many work in agriculture as farmers, seasonal laborers, livestock breeders, or bamboo craftsmen.

Most Koya believe that both Hindu deities and Koya ancestral spirits are active in the natural world and can be contacted through sacrifices of animals, alcohol, or grain. 1% identify as “Christian or other.”

(Adapted from facts and statistics compiled by the Joshua Project).

Emergency Relief

Each year, parts of India are devastated by floods, mudslides, cyclones, and fires. Sometimes, economic hardship, health needs, or other crises affect a pastor or partner in our network. With your help, we are able to provide emergency relief items such as rice, lentils, and other necessities when needed. To stay informed about immediate needs like these, visit the current needs page or contact us to be added to our mailing list.

Ministry Training and Support

We have the privilege of helping provide resources for pastoral and ministry trainees. Each student experiences in-depth classroom teaching as well as hands-on ministry experience before graduating the program.  Choose "National Pastor Training" on the giving menu to support this cause.