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With more than 1.3 billion people, the south Asian country of India is the second-most populous country in the world, only outnumbered by China. 

Despite rapid economic development in the last few decades, India still has high levels of poverty, particularly in rural areas.  

One of the major problems facing India today is human trafficking, with the United Nations estimating that up to 65 million people in India are affected by human trafficking.

Mothers’ Union is affiliated with the Women’s Fellowship for Christian Service (WFCS) in both North and South India. 

Members are very active within their local communities reaching out to meet the needs of the most vulnerable, often women and girls. Their work includes programmes such as:

  • Vocational skills training
  • Campaigning against gender based violence
  • Marriage preparation
  • Health awareness programmes