Matching Gift Doubles Your Impact!

Friends of GTi HOPE have offered a $54,000 matching gift challenge to promote ministry and develop partnerships. When matched, the combined $108,000 will sponsor 2 Village Literacy Rehabilitation Projects (VLRP), train 24 church leaders, and sponsor 2,100 women for literacy.

2 VLRPs will:

  • Enable 1,000 men and women to attend all-encompassing literacy and empowerment classes for 12 months.
  • Impact 10+ villages with social, economic, educational, environmental, community, and spiritual benefits.
  • Provide 2 community centers shared by several villages.
  • Help students discover hope and home form fellowships.

Each VLRP spans 2 years and includes:

  • 12 months of holistic literacy classes (5 nights per week, 2 hours per night) for 250 men and women per year.
  • 25 students per class provides a low teacher-to-student ratio.
  • Income generation training classes focused on empowerment and encouraging savings.
  • Awareness training for micro-enterprise loans to start businesses; grants to improve quality of life and provide roads, electricity, and bus stops for villages.
  • Social and community improvement classes focused on health, environment and family well-being.
  • Savings incentive plan to encourage first-time savings.

24 church leaders will be trained in sharing the message of peace, hope, and love, changing the outlooks of thousands of people.  Training includes 3 months of intense classroom study and 9 months of field work. Each church leader has a goal of reaching 1,000 families during the year of training.

The church leaders are trained to be self-sufficient and self-replicating, and they are committed to a lifetime of service.

2,100 women will attend our 10-month holistic literacy program featuring:

  • Reading, writing, math, home finances, how to count money, importance of savings.
  • Sanitation, hygiene, nutrition, behavior and attitude improvements, personal and village cleanliness.
  • Economic uplift – students start small businesses, cohorts, receive micro-enterprise loans, increase daily wages, become less vulnerable to indentured servitude and human trafficking.
  • Family uplift – Children start going to school. Prevents child labor, practices of child marriage and dowry, abuse, suicide.
  • Students discover hope and home form fellowships.
  • Awareness of grants and opportunities – students receive clothes, land, housing; villages receive roads, electricity, bus stops.

These projects are scheduled to start in August 2022. There is an urgent need to raise $54,000 as quickly as possible.

This challenge is intended for new partners and over-and-above giving for our existing partners.

Please prayerfully consider making a special and significant gift, and share this challenge with others.

We would love to meet with you individually or as a group to hear your story and share more about this great opportunity to make a difference for good.

Your one time gift has a tremendous impact when doubled:

$100 sponsors: 2 VLRP students, 2 weeks of church leader training, and 4 women for 10-month literacy program.

$250 sponsors: 5 VLRP students, over 1 month of church leader training, and 10 women for 10-month literacy program.

$500 sponsors: 10 VLRP students, over 2.5 months of church leader training, and  19 women for 10-month literacy program.

$1,000 sponsors: 20 VLRP students, over 5months church leader training, and  38 women for 10-month literacy program.

$2,500 sponsors: 40 VLRP students, training for 1 church leader, and 96 women for 10-month literacy program.

$5,000 sponsors: 100 VLRP students, training for church leaders, and 192 women for 10-month literacy program.

Other – any gift is doubled, making a difference for good, and brings hope to the hopeless!

Chellamal and her Goats

A Matching Gift Helped Grow Her Herd of Goats

Some of the funds for a VLRP provide matching grants to literacy students to encourage them to save money.

Chellamal had a few goats to run her family. Unfortunately, her husband was diagnosed with cancer and she had to sell some of her small flock to pay for his treatment. Their only income was dramatically reduced, creating a financial crisis for the family. The fear of losing husband because of his ill health and fear of losing income created hopelessness for Chellamal.

When a VLRP came to her village, Chellamal started regularly attended the night classes. She and the other literacy students not only learned how to read and write, but also about the importance of savings.  They were encouraged to save through a matching grant provide through the VLRP. With the help of this matching grant, she was able to purchase a goat. As days and years passed, Chellamal developed a big herd of goats. She feels happy as she is now able to support others in her village and her own family through the initial support that she received from matching grant.

Education, Empowerment, Uplift, Truth, and Hope.