COCOA Christmas Offering
Give hope for a future free from poverty
Laxmi was born and raised in the slums of Mumbai, India. She never went to school and was married at age 14. Now in her mid-twenties, she is already a mother of three children aged at seven, five and 10 months. Laxmi knows how hard it is to live in poverty; where resources are scarce, and opportunities are few.
Now, Laxmi dreams of a better future for her children. “I want them to grow and leave this poverty.”
Your gift to the COCOA Christmas Offering can help people like Laxmi and her daughters get one step closer to leaving "this poverty.
With your support, Laxmi’s daughters received three years of education at the Emmanuel Education Centre, run by GMP Relief and Development partner, Hosanna Ministries. Because of the literacy skills she learned at the centre, Laxmi’s eldest daughter, Renuka, has been accepted into a school.
Through continuing education, children like Renuka have hope for a future free from poverty. The Education Centre has paved the way for Renuka’s future education, giving her more opportunities than Laxmi had.
Give now to help children like Renuka to break the generational cycle of poverty. Your gift will help our Relief and Development partners around the world work to end poverty in their communities.
Gifts of $2 or more to the COCOA Christmas Offering are tax deductible. All donations to the COCOA Christmas Offering will support COCOA projects including, but not restricted to, the ones described here.