Approximately 648 million people worldwide live in extreme poverty, earning $2.15 a day or less.1 Many of them live in developing countries of Africa and Asia. Often entrenched in cyclical poverty, they struggle to meet the basic needs of their families. Their focus is often survival, with no hope of offering a better future for their children, unless they have help.
An income-generating gift such as a sewing machine can offer them such help and hope. It can empower them to earn a sustainable living, feed and educate their children, look forward to a better future and grasp their chance to break the cycle of poverty.
GFA missionaries often distribute sewing machines to people in need in the communities they serve. Many lives have been transformed by these gifts, given in Christ’s name. Many, however, remain in need.
Join us as we pray this month for those in need of sewing machines.
1 Schoch, Marta, et al. “Half of the global population lives on less than US$6.85 per person per day.” World Bank. December 8, 2022. . https://blogs.worldbank.org/developmenttalk/half-global-population-lives-less-us685-person-day