Gospel For Asia is bringing hope and help to widows in poverty stricken countries around the world.
In some countries, widows are considered cursed and blamed for their husband’s death and subsequently shunned by the other villagers.
For these widows, there is no future and no hope, and many expect to live out their days alone in poverty.
Danny Yohannan from GFA told One News Now, everything is taken away from them, their property, their rights and their honour.
One particular area of focus for GFA are the West Bengal Islands, which has become known as “Widow’s Island”, with the number of husbandless wives stretching into thousands.
Learn more by reading these Special Reports from Gospel for Asia:
- Widows Face Uphill Battle After Losing Spouses — The plight of widows, whether in affluent or developing nations, can be a desperate struggle
- Ending Violence Against Women — Using Programs and Education to Prevent Discrimination
About Danny Yohannan
Danny Yohannan is vice-president of Gospel for Asia (GFA, www.gfa.org), a leading faith-based mission agency, bringing vital assistance and spiritual hope to millions across Asia, especially to those who have yet to hear the “good news” of Jesus Christ. In GFA’s latest yearly report, this included more than 70,000 sponsored children, free medical camps conducted in more than 1,200 villages and remote communities, over 4,000 clean water wells drilled, over 11,000 water filters installed, income-generating Christmas gifts for more than 200,000 needy families, and spiritual teaching available in 110 languages in 14 nations through radio ministry. For all the latest news, visit our Press Room at https://press.gfa.org/news.
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