CBM’s Empowerment of Soura Widows project equips widows in rural India to earn an income. Through microenterprise, savings support and training, nearly 80 widows are finding ways to break the cycle of poverty and better care for their children. Since the early 1900s, Canadian Baptists have been working among the Soura,
At least two-thirds of uneducated children in the world today are girls. Without access to educational opportunities, girls are at a higher risk to become marginalized and exploited. She is more likely to marry early, to contract HIV and AIDS, and has a higher chance of dying during childhood than her educated female peers.
Deforestation rates in Africa are twice the average for the rest of the world. Kenya and Zambia only have about 1-5% of their primary forests remaining, threatening the very environment that people rely on. In the Northeastern region of Kenya, there are additional challenges, with conflict, historical grievances based on land ownership, tribal and
CBM is committed to addressing poverty through projects that help families become confident in their ability to either produce or earn enough money to purchase the amount of food necessary for a healthy and active life, as well as cover family expenses for basic needs like health care, school, housing, etc. In Kenya, a
The opportunity for peer-to-peer learning among CBM staff in different contexts and continents is always an encouraging gift for all involved. National Field Staff in India, C.P. Raju has recently returned from visits to food security projects in both Rwanda and Kenya. Please pray that as he returns to his work
It shouldn’t matter where in the world you are born, but it does! The poor in developing countries bear a disproportionate burden of communicable diseases and health issues. They have increased exposure and risk through malnutrition, lack of affordable health care services, poor health and unsafe living conditions. Ultimately, it results in a much
The prevalence of hunger is the painful evidence of global inequity and the harsh reality of poverty. CBM is committed to addressing hunger with projects that range from direct food assistance in times of crisis to longer-term food security - helping families to become confident in their ability to either produce or earn enough
Please pray for India Team Leader Suraj Komaravalli as he continues to lead CBM’s work in India among our church partners. There are many challenges facing Christians who seek to minister in the name of Jesus to the needs of their communities. Pray that they will continue to be effective witnesses even in the midst of restrictive circumstances and limited resources. Suraj oversees ministries in a large geographic area,
Canadian Baptists have a long history of advocating for the world’s poor. Our faith challenges us to respond with compassion and to do our utmost to help others in need. On CBM Sunday, your church can stand up for the world’s poor and help alleviate global hunger. Order our FREE resources to start building your church's worship service.
Hello from India, from the village of Aradaspally! Meet brothers Vija and Siddhartha, who are excited to share about how their small village has been transformed. Siddhartha is 8 years old, and Vija is 10 years old. Their favorite games to play include cricket, the national sport of India, as well as kabbadi, a