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Sisters of Compassion Arm Villagers with Health Knowledge

A team of GFA World Sisters of Compassion greeted 27 men and women who had gathered from the community. It was a special occasion, but the faces were familiar. This team …

February 2022

Medical Camp for Those Hidden in Plain Sight

At a glance, nothing looked remarkable about the cluster of homes separated from one another by small patches of grass, but an invisible barrier separated them from the surrounding city. The residents of these homes …

January 2021

Moment of Compassion Reveals Eternal Hope

Rani’s life had withered under the shadow of pain and hardship, but one day light penetrated that shadow when three women simply noticed Rani and the sadness lining her face—a sadness that had built up …

July 2020

Turbulent Household Finds Peace

As GFA Sisters of Compassion Raka and Nandali walked through the village they served in, they heard a loud fight erupting from a nearby house. The Sisters rushed to the house and attempted to calm …

July 2020

Widow Journeys from Depression, Pain to Healing

Loneliness. Financial hardship. Snakes. Sahima’s life was full of burdens, but now her hands were full of hope. A shred of joy lit within Sahima’s heart as she took a sack of staple food items …

June 2020

Wounds of Leprosy Healed

Leprosy. The very word carries a certain stigma and arouses apprehension in Asia, as if merely uttering it could expose you to the disease. Those affected by leprosy are often feared …

February 2020

Persecutor Becomes Protector

Rupak opened his front door wide to let in the three brightly dressed women. Wanting to honour his guests, Rupak quickly retrieved three chairs for the visitors. Rupak stationed himself close to …

January 2020

Hard-working Mom Gains Second Chance

At age 34, Pival had a husband and five children, but she was missing something that most people gain during childhood. With her days spent labouring tirelessly in the fields to provide …

May 2019

Hope Found Where There Was None

Twelve-year-old Aijez had never set foot inside a school. He and his family lived in the slums. His father, Mukil, earned a living as a daily labourer, while Aijez and his siblings …

January 2019

Covered by Love

Wind whipped through the plastic sheets, lifting them to the sky as they strained against the bamboo frame. Huddled inside the small, sparsely thatched structure, Kajri shielded herself from the sharp wind as her plastic …

January 2019

An Abandoned Mother’s Choice

Hansini looked incredulously at her husband. How could he want to kill their infant son? She refused to support his decision, which only caused more tension in the house and in their marriage. Hansini married …

August 2018

Unlocking the Door

Two of her children were gone. Missing. Where were they? What had happened? Where had they gone? It was her husband. He had taken them. Taken them and left again without telling her a word. …

June 2018

Disfiguring Disease Leads to Life

She had only been married a few days. What should have been one of the best times of her life was suddenly marred by a strange condition in her leg. Yoshita, only 25, had contracted …

February 2018

‘I Was Ashamed of Myself’

Fulmala’s young hands swept floors, laundered clothes and washed dishes. Young hands of a child that should have been playing. Young hands that should have been learning. Young hands that carried home meager wages day …

June 2017


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