JKPS has an extensive ministry, serving the slum communities and the most vulnerable people living in, and around, Kolkata. Reaching over 8,000 individuals a year, they aim to break the cycle of poverty through sustainable community development, education, advocacy, and physical support for those most in need, done through the lens of Jesus' love for all.
Micro-finance loans and vocational training schemes
JKPS run several micro-finance schemes where women are given access to training and the opportunity to start or develop small business in order to help provide for themselves and their families. The various schemes aim to help individuals to become self-sustaining and are having a huge positive impact on the families involved.
India is a country diverse in language, caste, religion, and culture with a staggering 4,635 distinct people groups. Hinduism claims about 80 percent of the Indian population, with Islam at 13 percent and Christianity at just 2 percent. Though India is a secular and democratic country, the call for a return to Hinduism is growing in strength. Several states have enacted strong anti-conversion laws which hamper evangelism and ministry efforts.