"Now I can stitch clothes..." Sarita*, women's ministry participant
...so that they can live independent, fulfilled lives.
Open Doors supporters in the UK and Ireland gave £3,974,420 to community development, livelihood training and relief projects last year.
Thanks to supporters like you, in 2019 Open Doors helped 718,770 persecuted Christians with emergency relief, community development, education and medical care - almost double the number from the previous year.
When Christians are expelled from their communities, they need new jobs and new skills.
“With the help of your ministry we have rented a place where persecuted Somali believers can be safely discipled without fearing for their lives. We plan, with your help, to train them in business principles so that they can generate their own finances.” Muktar*, secret church leader in the Horn of Africa
“To all the beloved of Open Doors, I say as a mother, thank you to everyone. If today my children and I live, eat and are clothed it is you that God used to provide all these blessings.” Sharifa, widowed mother-of-eight, Cameroon.