St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Ernakulam is involved in this ministry for the upliftment of street children and women, destitute people, widows.
1 Rehabilitating and directing & sponsoring for rehabilitation.
2 Collecting used cloths and food materials and supplying them for destitute.
3 Distributing freebies collected from “The Times of India”.
4 Income generating programmes.
5 Training and promoting self-employment programmes.
Freebies such as soap, tooth paste, tooth brush, talcum powder, tea powder, curry powder, green peas, vermicelli, Basmati rice, Sugar free, pen, pencil, shoe polish etc are collected from the Times of India and distributed to the desired people of in slum, colonies and islands.
Neighbour Hood Groups (NHGs) having 10 women in each group are formulated. Every Saturday Rs 10/- per member are collected by the group leaders of each group and deposited in the bank. Loans for self employment are given from both the bank and Neighbour Hood Group deposit.
The used clothes collected from the quarters of Central Excise & Customs, Cochin Shipyard, Cochin Port trust, Cochin Refinery and Southern Railways are supplied to the communities in slum, colonies and islands.
Contributing Food Materials
Food materials received from the well-wishers being their tithe contribution are given to the destitute families of widows in slum, colonies and islands.