The Sugandh Child Development Centre, located in a slum in South Delhi, has been transforming the lives of working children for 22 years. Before going to work as trash collectors in the marketplace, children aged 6-10 come for two hours. They receive a meal and are taught reading, writing, and mathematics. Here they also learn about faith. Sugandh also operates a vocational skills school where young adults and teenagers learn sewing, painting, and card making. Sugandh offers savings and loan cooperative groups to women in the slum who either don't have the documentation needed for a bank account or the cost of getting to a bank exceeds what they can save in a month. Money from savings and low-interest loans from the cooperative groups has enabled women to buy small plots of land in their villages, cover medical expenses, and fund their children’s education. How to pray for Sugandh:
- Please pray for the success of Sugandh Creations’ program in New Delhi, India. Pray that the tailoring training provided will lead to part-time employment for the women involved.