How Can I Help?
The magnitude of this issue is at times is overwhelming. How and where to start can be challenging. People are wired differently. We at The Rhema Project understand this. So we created three unique categories with three ways to have a direct and meaningful impact. Just like giving Rhema a name and a few dollars changed her fate and our belief something could be done, your action will have immediate, profound and meaningful impact.
The first step always seems the most difficult, probably because it is the easiest to justify not taking.
Take a step. You can be a part of the solution.
STEP 1 | RESCUE & CARE
In-Country Adoption. Many times her birth parents quietly abandon her shorty after her birth. At best she is left in an infant cradle at a hospital or at a police station but many times she is simply abandoned in a lonely, dark place to die. If rescued by an orphanage, she is loved, cared for and matched with an adoptive family. Due to the quality of care at one of our field partner orphanages, today there is a waiting list of qualified Indian parents wanting to adopt a girl baby when she reaches 6 months of age but, by law, they can only reimburse the orphanage for a small fraction of the costs. We can.
Cost: $500 per baby girl.
Foster & Orphan Care. Sometimes placing a girl in an orphanage is the only solution. However, we also train and equip village families to become foster parents. These families want to raise, love and care for these unwanted girl babies as their own. Their biggest challenge is the additional costs to raise another child. In India someone is often referred to as their Auntie or Uncle as a sign of endearment and respect. Become an Auntie or Uncle to one of these orphan girls. Sponsor the monthly cost for her care, education and program oversight.
Cost: $30 per month.
Download the pdf on Rescue & Care and share it with your network of your friends. This tool has been designed to not only give you an overview of the reason for our work but examples on how someone might participate.
STEP 2 | EDUCATION
First. Get her into school. Every year she remains in primary school her income potential increases by 25%. Every year of secondary school she completes nearly doubles her earning power. Keep her in school for 11th and 12th standard will not only decrease the likelihood she will become a child-bride but reduce the number of children she will have from 6.3 to 3.2.
Cost per year:
- $75 Pre-school & Kindergarten
- $135 Primary & Secondary
- $500 Vocational Training (Nursing Assistant)
- $250 Teacher Merit Pay
Download the pdf on Education and share it with your network of your friends. This tool has been designed to not only give you an overview of the reason for our work but examples on how someone might participate.
STEP 3 | COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT & ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY
Many rural communities lack the basic infrastructure required to sustain life. The newborn girl child is the least valued and viewed as a drain on the family's and community's limited resources. We hire, train and equip Indian staff to teach and mentor village families how to better provide for themselves and their children. Community development needs are assessed and approved if there is a direct benefit to increasing the value of the girl child. Teaching a women an employable skill not only raises her family's living standard but she reinvests in her children's education.
- Bore well: $2,000
- Micro Business/Village Training: $2,500
- Goats (6): $250
- Milking Cows (3): $1,500
- Village Staffer: $2,000
Download the pdf on Community Development & Economic Opportunity and share it with your network of your friends. This tool has been designed to not only give you an overview of the reason for our work but examples on how someone might participate.
Other Ways to Donate:
You can send your contributions through the mail to:
The Rhema Project
PO Box 10013
South Bend, IN 46680 USA
You can also go to The Rhema Project Facebook Page and give to the official Facebook "Cause" for The Rhema Project using the link below:
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