CHRISTAIN AID UPDATE
CHRISTAIN AID UPDATE We haven’t had too much of a Summer this year, aside from the odd week of sunshine. Yet even though it has been dark, grey and raining most of July and August we are still able to see the season beginning to change. It won’t be long until we turn our thoughts to Harvest. This year our Harvest Appeal is looking to make this a season of change. We are focusing on a woman named Kasthuri. Millions of women like her are born into poverty. They’ve faced prejudice all their lives: no rights, no security, no voice. In India, where she lives, our projects are helping communities to break through the social and economic exclusion that’s holding them back. Five women chat and laugh as they tend rows of organic tomato plants, already loving the hot sun-shine. Like her friends, she was born into India’s underclass; as a Dalit, she knows what it feels like to be discriminated against and alone. She survived because someone had faith in her. Selvi is from a different caste, but she gave Kasthuri what she needed most – a home to raise her son, Mathi. ‘Normally, someone from her community wouldn’t even hand a cup of water to a Dalit person’ says Kasthuri. Fortunately, Selvi is determined to change the world around her. This Harvest Appeal why not change the world for women like Kashturi, stand up like Selvi and make this a season of change by supporting Christian Aid.
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