Helping to transform the lives of disadvantaged youth, women, and children living in the Mising tribe community by addressing pressing vocational and economic needs through quality education. Support this project with financial contributions and prayer.
The Mising tribe, North East India’s second-largest indigenous group in Bishwanath Charali relies mainly on small-scale farming for income. Unfortunately, for more than half the of every year the Mising people living near rivers, such as the Brahmaputra River in Assam, are affected by flooding. With an unstable income, much of the community lives below the poverty line, especially minority Christian groups who are often the least privileged within the predominantly Hindu population. With an underdeveloped educational system, the economic situation of many in the community remains poor; alongside high unemployment and dropout rates, the literacy rate for women in the community is at merely 48 percent.
CBM, along with Canadian Baptist Women of Ontario and Quebec, partners with the local church to help provide valuable skills training and resources to lead to a reliable income, through the transforming power of the gospel.