Investing in Families is Investing in Communities

GFA World is giving hope to the families of impoverished villages to help break the cycle of poverty and share Christ's love in Asia.

Millions of families in developing nations are stuck in the cycle of poverty. Often without easy access to education, medical care or even reliable employment, these families have little hope for the future. This suffering isn't just relegated to one family but exists for entire communities.

You can help GFA World as we partner with those already serving in many of these poor areas. Specific needs are identified and families are blessed with items that help them fight the burden of poverty. Investing in these families makes community growth and development possible.

What are these gifts?


Animals help produce income for a family. Smaller animal’s offspring can be sold and larger animals can be used to plow a field or pull a cart.

Sources of income

Sewing machines, fishing nets, vocational training and more allow a person to create their own income by putting those tools to work.

Community facilities

Clean water wells, water filters and toilets help increase the health and well-being of an entire community.

More than Social Work, these Gifts Share Christ

Community Development goes far beyond just meeting a community's physical needs. These income producing gifts and life-improving tools are tangible examples of Christ's love and more than 200,000 families have embraced the love of Christ as a result.

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How Does Community Development Work?

  • Pastors and missionaries learn the needs of villagers.
  • Through prayer and planning, the staff determine how to best bless each community and/or family through gift distributions.
  • Our partners find a way to provide for each family in need (often gifts are provided through the Christmas Gift Catalogue).
  • A GFA missionary or pastor delivers the gifts to families and follows up with them.
  • Families are actively increasing their livelihood and health through these gifts and many choose to be part of a local church.

We’ve seen and experienced the transformation that comes through love and care. Because of this, we’re committed to investing in and practicing the most effective ways to develop these communities.

Get Involved

Help Communities in Asia by Helping Families

Donate items like farm animals that will help rescue families from poverty.

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Fundraising Campaign

Through the myGFA fundraising tool, you can answer Jesus' call to share His love while inspiring the same desire in the hearts of others around you. These campaigns are to created to help the poor and equip missionaries in some of the most difficult areas of Asia—where millions have yet to experience His love.

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Are you from the United States?

If you would like to sponsor, donate or make a store purchase, please visit our US office page.

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