Some of our staff are currently traveling in India, working to study and expand our work with Transformation Groups. God has already used them to change the lives of over 25,000 women and girls.
We recently read an article from MSNBC on the neglect and killing of India’s baby girls. The story shocked us, and then God used it to lift our hearts about the timeliness and importance of expanding Transformation Groups to more places that abuse girls. Here is an excerpt from the article:
The starving girls in this hospital ward include a 21-month-old with arms and legs the size of twigs and an emaciated 1-year-old with huge, vacant eyes. Without urgent medical care, most will not live to see their next birthday. “My mother-in-law says a boy is necessary,” says Sanju, holding her severely malnourished 9-month-old daughter in her lap in the hospital.
The woman, who goes by one name, doesn’t admit to deliberately starving the girl but only shrugs her own thin shoulders when asked why her daughter is so sick.
You can read the whole article by clicking here.
While the story paints a bleak picture, we are seeing families in villages and slums change their attitudes about girls. Women who join Transformation Groups pledge to nourish and send their daughters to school, striking at the root of this stubborn cycle of neglect, abuse and exploitation.