Oppressed Set Free

Huddle 9:14

Kolkata Beautician 2

Beautician School students practice bridal makeup and hair styling.

Kolkata Beautician 1

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed
me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to
proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind
will see, that the oppressed will be set free”

(Luke 4:18 NLT)

In India, women’s marriages are often arranged when they are quite young. After their weddings, they frequently find themselves trapped in difficult relationships, enduring horrific domestic abuse. The Kolkata Lighthouse Center Beautician School gives these women a skill, which translates into income for their family, and provides dignity and self-worth.

When they graduate from the program, the women receive an official diploma recognized by the state of West Bengal.

Jhuma explains,

“I was married at a young age and found that my husband was a drunkard. My husband used to beat me regularly. One day…

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