Most of our pastors are farmers. They are capable men who are eager to learn but have little education. We have been amazed at how well they have done with some small investment projects we did with them as an experiment. A one thousand dollar investment has proven sufficient to generate enough income to support a pastor's family.
Twenty percent of the people of Nepal live in extreme poverty. Formally called the untouchables, they are now classified as Dalits. They are landless, uneducated, and many times, in debt to landowners due to unfair loan practices. Unless we give them a legitimate trade they will never break the cycle of extreme poverty that has been in place for thousands of years.