WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World and affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) founded by Dr. K.P. Yohannan – Discussing Dayita and her family, the extreme poverty, and the fulfilled dream of an education for her first-born through Gospel for Asia’s Bridge of Hope Program.
As Dayita hauled pile after pile of wood from the forest, she carried a different burden in her heart: the safety and well-being of her children. Each day, she went to work in the jungle, leaving her four children behind in the village with Kasni, her oldest, in charge.
Dayita worried about Kasni’s future, but what else could she do as a poor laborer battling to provide for four children? She struggled just to supply food for them, and she never dreamed of sending 7-year-old Kasni to school; the thought didn’t even enter her mind.
Mother Fights to Provide
Kasni’s father, like many men in the village, wasted his life on alcohol. Eventually, his addiction made him so sick he could not work or even get out of bed.
As a result, Dayita had to labor as the sole provider for the family. She, along with many other women in her mostly illiterate community, gathered firewood from the forest and sold it in the market. Dayita made very little money…
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