In April 2016, Jlessi, a single mom in Shillong, India, struggled to support herself, her ailing mother, and her young son by selling coal and puffed rice. Despite her circumstances, Jlessi always had a smile and a willingness to help others. She and her family lived in a small shed and shared a common outdoor bathroom with others in her neighborhood and dreamed of a better place for her family. By June 2016, with a loan from OneIN, she had expanded to sell vegetables, tea, and snacks as well. She painted her shop, making it cleaner, brighter, and more attractive. She expanded her clientele, grew her business, and paid back her loan quickly. Today her business thrives. She has a better place to live, a much larger shop and sells dozens of goods, including vegetables and snacks. She supports her family with the proceeds from her business and provides a valuable service to the community.
Keep Jlessi in your prayers as she continues to grow her business and raise her son!
Please keep the following requests in your prayers:
Pray for Jlessi and other mothers like her around the world who work hard to care for their families. Pray for the communities affected by the small businesses in the OneIN family. Pray for our partners and projects in India and Haiti as they grow their businesses. Pray that God will work in their lives and use OneIN to help them feel the love of Christ. Pray for our ministry around the world, for wisdom, and for good partners. Thank you for your continued support and prayers!