Millions of young Indian women make up a vast labor force of domestic workers that is largely unrecognized by their government. At a very young age, they leave – or are taken – from poor communities for work, only to receive less than the minimum wage. “It’s one of the biggest incomes for most people.” says Sister Jeanne Devos, a Belgian nun and founder of the National Domestic Workers Movement. “[They] go to the villages, get them poor children, sell them back in the city.” More
“The message of the Gospel is not welfare, is not give my people a better madras or give them some more food. It’s to set them free, and setting them free is this whole movement— right-based, dignity for them, their rights, and empowerment.” More
Physical healing and spiritual care go hand in hand at a no-frills health care clinic in Tutwiler, Mississippi.
If you are a patient who is poor, says this doctor-nun, “sometimes in this society your are taught not to care about yourself…You are denigrated and told you are not an important person.” More