“And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.” Matthew 16:18

Rural poverty in India is extensive. 

Government support is sporadic and churches are unable to support all those in need in their communities.  Widows are a particularly overlooked group who struggle to support themselves and their families. If they have inherited debts from the time of their husband’s death, they or their children are at risk of being taken into bonded labour, little better than slavery. They are amongst the poorest of the poor. 

Our work

Rope’s partner in Telangana is a pastor who oversees many small churches in rural areas.  With our partners Rope has a twofold ministry with widows in both Palakonda and Odisha.  

It costs £15 a month to support a widow

In part, Rope’s support is used to care for widows who are elderly, sick or disabled, giving them dignity by meeting their daily needs.  Others widows are younger women whose husbands have died or left them. They use the financial support that Rope provides to develop small business initiatives which enable them to support their children.