Peace for Jammu & Kashmir, North India
We want to share the love of Christ with the people in North India, serving them by caring for the poor and helping victims of disaster. We will do this by providing education, medical help and other practical help.
Kashmir has become an international tragedy. Political short-sightedness, lack of courage, and national pride have kept it in a state of war for six decades. Pakistan has fought four wars (direct or by proxy) over this divided state. The result has been polarization, Islamic militancy, 30,000 deaths and 800,000 refugees. India's democratic values, unity and territorial integrity have been threatened and Pakistan and Kashmir's economies crippled.
We will help solve this problem by supporting missionary families who work and live among the people of Kashmir and surrounding areas. These families will offer medical help, education, set up sewing centres for women, computer centres for young youths and other practical help.
Share the love of Christ with the people in North India
Activities» Providing practical support in areas most needed
» Distribute literature to help people understand the love and nature of Jesus Christ
Success will be to see the people come to an understanding of the love and nature of Christ and their own value and purpose in this.
Serve humanity by caring for the poor
Activities» Provide education
» Set up sewing centres and computer centres
» Provide medical help
Success will be to see the standard of living improve for the people in that area.
Provide help in crisis situations in that area
Activities» Responding to any conflicts or natural disaster that might arise in that area with practical help and media where possible.
Success will be to respond swiftly to any crisis situation that may arise and provide all the help that's needed.
The long term changes the project will bring about is the restoration of peace and understanding to a war torn area and for refugees to be able to return to their homes and for the living conditions for the poor to be improved, with prospects of work and self-sustainability.
The risks that might affect this project, could be hostility of some people groups towards the work of the missionary families and also a lack of finance to keep supporting the work.
To mitigate this risk, we inform the police of the whereabouts of the families and cooperate with them to ensure their safety and we try to secure funding for a year in advance.
We report quarterly to our donors trough email and newsletters and feedback any changes that might happen inbetween reporting cycles.
Budget - Project Cost: £9,900Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £5,400 Rent for 3 missionaries families for 1 year @ £150/month £2,500 Expenses tracts, material & travel expenses £1,500 Training courses for pastors in remote villages £500 Administration bank fees, currency exchange, etc
The areas of Jammu and Kashmir encompass about 222,000 sq.km, with a population of about 9,400,000 in Indian-controlled areas. The capital Srinagar has a population of 800,000. There is a wide mix of many different people groups and faiths. Christians are by far a minority there at the moment with about 0.16% and the rural areas are extremely poverty stricken.
Everybody in the villages who'd like to receive or partake in the services offered will benefit from the project. There'll be no distinction made between people groups, age, gender or faith.
The main beneficiaries tend to be women though as they are often afraid to step onto the streets of fear of being raped or beaten. The sewing centres provide opportunities for them to learn skills, be with other women and enables them to support themselves and their families.
Kashmir Restoration Fellowship is a pioneer who has been working in that particular area and field in North India for many years and gathered invaluable amounts of knowledge and experience there, while seeing great results. They also only work with local people that know the culture, language and their people. Jairah Funds has strong links with this organisation that's hardly known in the West and also an area that doesn't get a lot of support from Britain.
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Ashish Mattoo - Partner
Ashish is the leader and works as Director of KRF. His role is to manage and distribute the finance raised and select, train & equip the families.
pays the rent for 1 family for 1 month
All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.