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The Need for Slum Ministry

Tens of millions of people in Asia live in slums.

Many of them live in one-room shanties. They work long hours for insufficient wages. If there is no work available, some resort to begging, scavenging or prostitution to be able to earn enough to eat. Toilets are scarce, so the stench of human waste pollutes the air. Garbage is strewn across the alleyways. Everyone is vulnerable to disease.

For those living in slums, there is little hope of improving their lives, and some look to suicide as an escape.

2018 Report: Ministry in 932 Slums in South Asia

"They don't have money, they don't have clothes, food. Their houses are just...shacks. It made my heart feel sad." —Benjamin, a behind-the-scenes missionary for GFA World

Millions in South Asia claim this destitution as their home. Breaking the chain of poverty is almost impossible without the compassionate hand of another outside of these poverty-stricken communities.

Jesus Offers Them Hope

GFA began supporting ministry in the slums in 1999. Through this work, many people have found hope and strength in God.

When slum dwellers experience Christ’s transformation in their hearts, that transformation overflows into their environment. Soon, their streets and homes are kept cleaner; they show respect and kindness toward others; and hope gleams in their eyes. Jesus makes all the difference.

GFA-supported pastors and Sisters of Compassion who serve in slums provide:


Encouragement for the sick and desperate.

Health Care

Instruction about health and hygiene.


Tutoring classes for children.

Warm Clothing

Protection for those without proper insulation.

Vocational Training

Teaching sewing and other valuable skills.

Adult Literacy

Equipping men and women who never learned to read and write.

Water Filters

Protecting families from waterborne illnesses.


Restoring the health and dignity of slum dwellers.

Income-generating Gifts

Empowering the poor to earn an income.


News of God's love and mercy.

Video Highlight: Real-life Hero

Catch a glimpse of slum ministry through the true story of a man who dreamed about a shack by the sewer—then moved into one. He says, "I want to work here ... because no one else cares."

You Have the Opportunity to Help People in Slums

You can give physical help and news of God's mercy by donating toward slum ministry.

Our Stewardship Commitment

We value your donation as a sacred trust and are committed to good stewardship of the funds entrusted to us by our friends and donors. All gift options represent GFA’s actual ministry efforts to meet the diverse needs of individuals and communities. Regardless of particular designations, monies are raised for ministry purposes, and GFA retains discretion to use donated funds in any manner that serves GFA’s charitable objectives.

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