From Extreme Poverty to Helping Others
Growing up in extreme poverty, Prathusha often went without the most basic needs. Her mother had health issues and her father was struggling to pay off debts.
As a teenager, she wanted to do something to help her family. But, being a girl, there were few opportunities to earn money.
Things changed when she was introduced to a savings group in her Good Life Club. She saved up money for a sewing machine and learned how to sew. One of the first things she purchased was tarp for her family’s home.
“I remember rainy nights when we would have to place containers to catch the dripping water from the ceiling,” she said. “It makes me so happy to be able to help my family.”
As a Good Life Club teacher, Prathusha developed close relationships with the children’s mothers. She helped to start two new women’s savings groups in her village.
Today, her home is used as a business. She has three sewing machines that are kept busy. She is training other ladies to sew. Her front yard is used for Good Life Clubs and a place for the savings groups to gather.
“It all started with my Good Life Club,” she said. “I learned about Jesus and helping others. You brought hope to many girls and children like me in our village. I thank God for your kindness and generosity.”