Some of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to helping the poor in countries like India are often, how we can reach them suitably? How can we change their world? What can we do other than donating money? These queries are quiet natural and the very fact that you have made up your mind to help the people of lesser means in itself is a big leap. We are often torn by our need to help and our doubts about the same.
According to statistics in poor communities the most affected are the kids who are young, fragile, often not cared for and pushed into the undeniable cycle of poverty, hunger, child labor and even sex trafficking.
Here are some helpful tips for good Samaritans like you, who have decided to help the less fortunate from other parts of the world.
Pray for them
Pray for the neglected and poor children who are marginalized in their communities. Pray for the vulnerable young adults who are subjected to oppression by their own fellow human beings.
Children living in poverty have impossible obstacles that they face every day. You can start by praying fervently for their safety, their family, provision, joy and a fulfilling childhood.
“Lord, our hope is in you alone.” Psalm 33:22
Because, there is nothing a heartfelt prayer that the ever loving father in heaven can’t answer.
Be hopeful and optimistic
Hope is so powerful when fighting poverty. Remember that everything you do to help alleviate poverty makes a big difference! Even your smallest prayers and tiny contributions all make a real positive difference in an innocent child’s life. You help to feed them, get an education, even dream and achieve their goals. Isn’t that remarkable? Just by being hopeful you are a lamp in their dark world, being a ray of positivity in their troubled life.
Use your influence for good
One of the most supportive deeds you can do is spread awareness about children living in poverty in India by giving a voice to the poor. Tell your family and friends about various ways they can help the little children living in the poverty. Share relevant information on social media and encourage others also to volunteer lending a helping hand to the needy.
Sponsor a Child through Love one More
“When a poor person dies of hunger, it has not happened because God did not take care of him or her. It has happened because neither you nor I wanted to give that person what he or she needed.” -Mother Theresa
Sponsoring a child in need is to write their future in your handwriting. When you help a child in poverty you are giving them hope, care and most importantly love! Through the efforts of Love one more thousands of children living in rural India have been provided with better life, good education, food and a place to live. They have been removed from the oppressive living conditions which puts them in constant physical exploitation and at times even sexual abuse.
“Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did it for me.” Matthew 25:40
Let your actions speak for the poor, through your monetary contributions as well as non-monetary. The tiny ripples change to create a better world for everyone and spread the love that is ever flowing from the Lord our father.