India occupies the greater part of South Asia and is ranked the second-most populous country in the world, after China. Gross inequities are found in all regions of the country and overwhelming numbers continue to live in extreme poverty. CBM was among the first mission organizations to devolve properties and leadership positions to the national church in India and Bolivia.
Approximately two-thirds of those living in poverty are concentrated in five rural states.
The literacy rate for females is 66 percent, compared to 82 percent for males.
An estimated 80 percent of the population is Hindu.
Canadian Baptists have engaged in over 145 years of mission in India.
OUR PROJECTS IN INDIA
Supporting children at risk
Children and youth, especially girls vulnerable to exploitation, are empowered through literacy training and the support of a hostel to provide opportunities.
Education for young women and theological training are established through Christian seminaries, schools and programs to equip church and community leaders.
Ensuring medical care in rural areas
Guardian of Hope HIV and AIDS programs and medical services provide medical care for poor families, including those living in remote regions lacking basic health services.
CBM’spriority areas of work are in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, and Nagaland.CBM works in partnership with local churches to promote integral mission – empowering local churches to serve their communities through word and deed.
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