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Sewing Machines Rescue Women from Poverty


“While he had this training as a tailor, his own children were dressed in rags. But then one year, Arvind was given a Christmas gift and it was a sewing machine.”
—Heather, a Gospel for Asia behind-the-scenes missionary, shares how sewing machines impact lives.

Providing men and women who live in the slums with sewing machines is one thing GFA workers are doing to enable people to break out of the poverty they are trapped in.

*This number represents the Lord’s work in 2019 through GFA and our partnerships worldwide as we follow Him in His work in 16 Asian nations, including Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal.

Sometimes all it takes is a simple tool, given with a lot of love, to change a person’s life. Sewing machines provide consistent, dignified work that enables parents to provide for their families. Sewing machines bring hope for a better life and a way out of poverty.


Help Provide Sewing Machines

$100 provides a sewing machine and can help an individual start their own business and break out of the cycle of poverty.


Vocational Training Equips Women with
Life-changing Skills


GFA-supported workers organize vocational training, including tailoring classes, that makes it possible to learn a new trade and succeed. Through a six-month tailoring course, women learn how to sew blouses, trousers, undergarments and many other practical items they can sell to provide a healthy income for their families.

After completing tailoring classes, many graduates receive sewing machines,— which is only made possible through the generosity of people like you!


Give Vocational Training

$75 can equip women with necessary skills for occupations so they can break out of the cycle of poverty and provide better lives for their families.


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