India Impact Trip
India is a land of extreme opposites. As the economy develops and the country becomes more and more similar to North America, hundreds of millions are left behind in slums of poverty and living on less than $1 per day. In these situations, women and children become the most vulnerable. Combined with the overwhelming poverty in India, are cultural beliefs that women are less valuable are often abused or cast out of their homes. 53% of Indian kids face sexual abuse while of the 13% of all children engaged in labor in south Asia, India hosts more than half.
Mukti Mission is all too familiar with this reality! Founded in 1889 in India, Mukti’s aim has been to change the lives of young girls and destitute women through a range of initiatives that demonstrate the love of God, in a practical way. By providing secure homes, these women and children have found stability, care, health, and acceptance regardless of their backgrounds. For some, these shelters were the first homes they ever had.
Mukti also supports the communities with other essential services: Hospital and mobile medical clinic Dairy and agricultural project Community development and scholarship programs Schools and vocational training courses These programs and services provide a safe place for women and children to grow and live confident, independent lives. The result is that a new generation of leaders are being trained and that women are returning to their communities to be transformed and empowered to break the cycle of poverty and desperation.
For 120 years, Mukti Mission has been caring for Indian women and girls from its main home and throughout India with smaller expansion homes. Now, you have the chance to be a part of bringing hope to those living at Mukti. Our teams are comprised of a unique and diverse group of individuals who are passionate about investing their skill sets in varying ministry assignments throughout the day, serving in different areas across the main Mukti campus.
On the weekend, you will have a chance to travel to a nearby city to see some sites and the project wraps up with a team debrief, a chance to reflect together and prepare for re-entry into Canada. Our desire to match your passion and skill sets with a need in Mukti so you can serve in a practical and needed way throughout your time in India.
Join us… Cost: $3,500 – This includes airfare, accommodations, transport in-country, translators in-country, meals, project materials and travel insurance (except vaccinations). Also please note that this cost is also tax-deductible.