Empowering the Poor

Here are some special ways you can give to reach out to entire families in South Asia. You can bless entire families and give them a chance to hear about the redemptive love of Jesus through helping to provide essential needs from important resources like:

Hope for Suffering Women


Help bring immediate aid to women in need by giving towards the Hope for Suffering Women fund. This helps provides a struggling woman with simple things like a month's rent, food for her family or even basic medical care when it's hard to come by.

Vocational Training


In places like Sri Lanka and South India, where the 2004 tsunami displaced so many lives, and in teeming cities like Delhi and Mumbai, the ability to make a decent living often involves vocational training that is beyond the reach of the poor. As a further witness to the Gospel, GFA is teaming up with local churches to offer training in such practical fields as welding, sewing or other basic trades.

Sewing Machine


"Sewing" Seeds for Eternity with the Gift of a Sewing Machine

Many families work as labourers; sometimes having to sell their children just to earn enough money to support their family. A sewing machine provides a chance for a needy family to start their own tailoring business. Once they receive a sewing machine, they also have access to classes that allow them to start putting their new machines to good use.

Mosquito Nets


Malaria is transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquito nets save lives and offer a restful night’s sleep, free from the sting of disease-laden mosquitoes.

Fishing Net


Millions of people in Asia and Africa rely on fishing to feed their families. The people who receive these fishing nets can cast them upon the waters every day and sell the fish they catch in local markets.

Fishing Boats


On a nice day, you may enjoy taking your fishing boat out on the lake. For millions of families in Asia, fishing at sea is their primary source of livelihood. As a result of the Asian tsunami, thousands lost their boats and nets-and with them their means of supporting their families. Your gift of a boat for $2,500 will equip a family to provide for its daily needs-and demonstrate that Jesus loves them.



Most families in the impoverished areas in which GFA serves have little or no insulation or indoor heating. Those who sleep on the streets are even more exposed to the cold. Blankets provide comfort and protection and serve as tangible expressions of Christ’s love.

BioSand Water Filter


Many people in in the areas we serve do not have clean water, and as a result, they battle waterborne illnesses—or even succumb to death. Made with simple materials, BioSand water filters remove 98% of biological impurities, providing safe water for drinking and cooking for the family and neighbours, too! The clean water will improve health and hygiene and will give peace of mind—all of which are expressions of Christ’s care.

Tin Roof


Roofs made of thatch are a common sight across Asia and Africa, but they don’t offer good protection from annual monsoon rains, which means families must spend precious resources repairing or replacing their possessions. These lightweight, sturdy tin roofs give needy families a safe, dry place to call home.

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How Your Donations Are Applied

We value your donation and are committed to good stewardship of the funds entrusted to us by our friends and donors. All gift options represent GFA’s actual ministry efforts to meet the diverse needs of individuals and communities. Regardless of particular designations, monies are raised for ministry purposes, and GFA retains discretion to use donated funds in any manner that serves GFA’s charitable objectives.

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