Illiteracy is common in Women of Hope listener Dhriti’s community in South Asia. And child marriage is on the rise because poorly educated villagers are unaware of the problems it contributes to, she says. Child marriage, in turn, forces children out of school and into a life of poverty, raising the risk of domestic violence, abuse, ill health or early deaths.
But a TWR radio programme helps Dhriti* and others like her make up for having missed out on the opportunity to go to school and learn to read books. For Dhriti, Women of Hope “is really so much more effective for us in transforming our lives.”
“When the Women of Hope radio programme airs, we learn about health and get spiritual and godly knowledge,” she says. “This gives me the potential to improve myself, my family and my community. We have also learned about the true gospel, which is different from the strict set of legal rules and regulations we have been taught to follow.”
Dhriti explains that villagers were searching and praying for many years to find a way to learn new things. Now she and others enjoy improved lifestyles because they have overcome discouraging struggles by applying the practical and spiritual messages heard on the radio.
“Today my dream has been completed because of God’s grace,” says Dhriti, “and because of the Women of Hope radio programme.”
Isn’t it wonderful to know that a radio programme, drawing on the power of the Holy Spirit, is able to improve the lives of people who once felt hopeless because of their lack of education? Women of Hope has helped fill this void.
* Dhriti is a pseudonym used to protect the listener’s privacy.
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