Tamasi spent 28 years of her life in the darkness of illiteracy.
Tamasi struggled to find a job with good pay. She was unable to travel without asking people to read signs or maps for her. Embarrassed to ask for help, she seldom left her neighbourhood. Once, she tried to open a bank account. To her dismay, no one was willing to help her fill out the form. She returned home feeling humiliated.
When Tamasi joined an Adult Literacy Class, things began to change. She gradually gained skills in reading, writing, and basic math. After attending regularly for one year, Tamasi graduated! She can now read bills and price tags with ease. She is able to count her money. She now travels on her own and enjoys taking the bus to visit her parents in their village.
Through her Literacy Class, Tamasi also heard Bible stories and learned about Jesus for the first time.
Over time, the Holy Spirit worked in Tamasi’s heart and she was transformed by the love of Jesus. As a family, Tamasi, her husband and her son now attend a worshipping group every week and pray together.
Beyond learning basic skills and growing in her faith, Tamasi is experiencing many other benefits.
After learning about health and hygiene in her classes, she began to wash her hands and bathe regularly. In a special training offered through the class, she learned how to make practical products like detergent, candles, pickles, delicious jams, shampoo, air fresheners, and even a balm for pain! Tamasi plans to make and sell some of these products to boost her family’s income.
The transformation in Tamasi’s life is only just beginning!