International Ministries

Center for Migrant Domestic Workers in Lebanon

This project seeks to raise $2,350 per month ($28,200 annually) to support the Insaaf Centre in Beirut, Lebanon, in its ministry to MDWs.

Goal: $2,350 per month

About this Mission Project

In Lebanon, there are many Migrant Domestic Workers (MDWs). The Insaaf Community Center has been ministering to these women for 10 years, providing a safe place to receive spiritual and emotional care. The maids take classes in computers, Arabic and English; receive legal referrals; have Bible studies; and exercise together.

This project has three goals: To run six weekly programs for the maids; to serve the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of 50 maids per month; and to educate 10 maids about the laws concerning migrant domestic workers.

Mission Project Specifics

This project seeks to raise $2,350 per month ($28,200 annually) to support the Insaaf Centre in Beirut, Lebanon, in its ministry to MDWs.

This project will be managed by IM missionaries Dan and Sarah Chetti and the board of the Insaaf Community Center.

It is anticipated that this project will improve the overall economic opportunities for the MDWs, give them dignity, lower their risk of being trafficked and provide a haven for those who are being abused.

The long-term goal is to build up the Center so that it can be handed over to the Lebanese Baptist churches to continue the ministry for years to come.

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IM missionary Sarah Chetti (right) is the Insaaf Community Center director. Here she gives computer training to Sashi, an MDW from Bangladesh. Sashi was abused by her former employer and, although her new employer is better, she needs a supportive relational network and a place to experience God’s love. At Insaaf, she will find all that as well as counseling and a chance to develop new job skills.