Ecuador: The Bible Brings Hope and a Future
Vulnerable women are learning to read the Bible through literacy programs.
March 31, 2016Print this article
In Ecuador, more than 20 percent of the population is functionally illiterate. For many of these men and women, it is difficult to break the cycle of poverty or exercise their rights as citizens. That’s why United Bible Societies in Ecuador (UBSEC), with support from American Bible Society’s financial partners, has implemented a Bible-based literacy program for key people groups within the country.
Bible Societies have mobilized churches to facilitate reading groups, providing their communities with both literacy skills and hope from the Word of God. Many of the reading group participants are vulnerable women from isolated areas. By learning how to read, people are empowered in their communities and encouraged by new knowledge of a God who loves them.
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