The Choice No Woman Should Ever Have to Make

The Choice No Woman Should Ever Have to Make

To eat, or to maintain your honor.  No woman should ever have to make this choice.

Food is a big problem because we don’t have enough money. So we often starve for that reason. Also many men in the community target me and the other women and try to persuade us with food. But, I would rather starve then loose my honor.” -Anima

The Problem

My friend, Anima, shocked me when we told me the pressure she is under just to eat. Yes, this is happening.  She is offered food in exchange for sex. She says no. I sat inside her tiny home near in Bangladesh crying inside but trying to look as brave as she is on the outside. She is a mother like me with three children.  She is married, but her husband is unable to work after loosing two fingers in an accident.  She is incredibly frail.  Her traditional dress hides how thin she is.  I put my arm around her briefly and felt like if I hugged her she could break.  I am inspired by her resolve to maintain her dignity.  What a strong brave woman.  No woman should ever have to give away her body in order to eat.  Would you consider helping her with me?

The Solution

The great news is you and I can help!  World Concern are the experts on transforming families like Anima’s out of extreme poverty. They partner up with a community and work together to improve their lives…to save them.  It’s not a band-aid approach to charity.  World Concern is the solution.  In three years Paurlia Para will be able to stand on their own two feet.  How?  That’s where you and I come in.

The work has just begun where Anima lives.  They are in the first phase of community transformation  The first thing we tackle is hunger.  We start the transformation by making sure they have enough to eat. After we address hunger we can move on to efforts that will educate kids and then work on the economics of the village, maybe even helping them start a business selling some of the food World Concern teaches them how to grow.

How do they do this?

With your $39/month gift at www.amandasvillage.com.  Your gift begins the process for women like Anima to never be faced again with the choice to eat or maintaining her dignity.  When you give you’ll get regular updates about YOUR village!  You’ll hear about the food, education efforts, and the stories of how the families are reacting to the love shown them by the wonderful World Concern staff.  You get to be a part of the transformation!

Why would you want to do this? 

Jesus was very clear about how you and I should treat women like Anima.

“I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me.” -Jesus in Matthew 25:40

Every person you meet is Jesus. The hungry, the sick, the thirsty, and the ones that look different then you.  I see Jesus in the faces of the beautiful families that live in Parulia Para, Bangladesh.  They are starving. When we feed them, we feed Jesus.

So if you truly want to serve Jesus, serve Anima and Amanda’s Village with your $39/month gift.

Love,

ac

P.S.  Here’s a cool video World Concern produced to show you the actual village you are helping.  I want you to know that your money goes directly to our village, Parulia Para.  You will directly improve the lives of the families you see in this video!

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