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One Girl's Shelter

One Girl's Shelter


Minister at a shelter for beggar girls. Help girls and families who live in great poverty. Help with the everyday activities at a day shelter. Teach young girls Bible stories and teach about hygiene. Go into the slums where they live .  Minister to their families and share the Good News. Show the love of Christ to these people, and they will see and believe in Him.

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Project Details

  • Project Description:

    Change the lives of young beggar girls. Improve the quality of life for people who live in great poverty. Bring hope to those who have none.  

    Many girls in this city often beg to support themselves and their families. Beyond begging, many of the girls may choose prostitution as another option for making a living. Many of these are raised by beggars to be beggars. Their families still live in slums and depend on the income these girls can generate from begging.

    The Light Of Hope shelter provides a refuge for beggar girls. They can come by the shelter daily for a hot meal, clean clothes, to learn a skill and to learn about Jesus. 

  • Cultural Information:

    This is one of the poorest countries in the world. The country is mostly Muslim.

  • Geographic Information:

    This country has a tropical climate. Heat and humidity are factors for 9 months of the year.


Holding Out A Hand


  • Minara: Beggar Girl

    BANGLADESH—The small-framed girl weaves through the mass of bodies bustling along a congested sidewalk. Her dark, ...
    Read Full Story

  • Rekha: out of the ashes

    By Laura Fielding

    BANGLADESH—In an apartment building just a few blocks from where Read Full Story

  • Child Slavery in Bangladesh

    As I sat in my bedroom, I could hear her crying all afternoon in the apartment just above me. K, a precious little 9-year-old ...
    Read Full Story

  • Begging on the Streets

    By Caroline Anderson

    SOUTH ASIA—Fadia Akhtar* is only 17 years old, but she is the primary breadwinner in her ...
    Read Full Story

  • Beggar Girls Find Freedom From Hunger

    By Goldie Frances

    Najia Khatun* knows what her life would be like without the Light of Hope Center. She knows she ...
    Read Full Story


Here are specific ways your donation will help this project.

  • New washing machine - $500
  • New school text books - $400
  • Sponsor a girl’s food for one year - $600
  • Buy a girl’s school supplies (notebook, pen, pencil) for one year - $50
  • Sponsor a teacher for one year - $2,000
  • Buy toiletries (shampoo, lice shampoo, soap, lotion) for one month - $130
  • Provide medical supplies (pain reliever, band aids, antibiotic ointment, rehydration packet) for one month - $5
  • Handicraft training center - $3,600

If total donations exceed the financial needs of this project the funds may be used for similar projects in other areas of the world. 

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Pray for funding to provide 1-2 months of food to 200 families

15 more girls are being added to the center. Pray for continued support to meet their needs.

Pray as we begin having the younger girls attend the Light of Hope Center again. Pray that this transition will go smoothly and these young girl’s hearts will be open to His Truth.

Pray for the mothers of the girls who attend the center. Some of them are making handicrafts and we hope to start a business through this. Pray that these women will continue to be diligent in attending and that we can figure out all the details of starting a business for these handicrafts.

Please pray for the older girls as they all have indicated what level of education they hope to complete in the next few years. Pray that they will continue to grow in their faith in Him as they grow in their knowledge.

Pray for national partners to rise up and become leaders for the Light of Hope Center so more decisions will be made by nationals and fewer from the foreigners.

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