The church announced that it would offer knitting classes for caregivers, giving them an additional way to earn income. Looking for a way to help her family, Evalyne jumped at the opportunity. It was a challenge at first, but Evalyne was determined, and she eventually grew a passion for knitting. Today, Evalyne has her own sweater-knitting business. Now, she’s able to earn money for her family, and she even mentors other women at her church, helping them to do the same!
2. Catfish Farming in Indonesia
On Java Island in Indonesia, many fishermen have a low and unstable income, which can keep their families stuck in poverty. This could have been the case for Dika, an 18-year-old in Compassion’s program. But his father, Prayinko, started farming catfish to earn a more stable income. Catfish are a popular food in the region and in high demand. The church saw this as an opportunity and asked Prayinko to teach a catfish farming class to the students at the Compassion center.