PORCHEMA FOUND GOD THROUGH DAYASAGAR
Porchema has been weaving grass baskets every day, seven days a week for 20 years. She has made more than 14,000 baskets.
She sits on a concrete floor outside her simple one-room home and all day long sheds the six-foot long pieces of dried grass brought to her by the owner of the field. When she has enough grass prepared for the weaving, Porchema uses her wonderful talent and skillful hands to turn these long strands of grass into a beautiful basket, 24 inches in diameter and about 18 inches deep.
These sturdy hand-woven baskets are then taken by a middleman to the market and sold to a retailer for several times what she is paid.
Porchema makes about two dollars per day but she has to pay the owner of the field for the grass so she is left with twenty Indian Rupees per basket or about one US dollar per day. She works from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. She has no choice if she is going to provide the simplest food for her family.
Porchema recently came to faith in Jesus Christ after seeing our all-Indian acted Life of Christ film, Dayasagar. Even though it means giving up half a day’s wages, each Sunday she is now worshipping the worshiping the Lord in a Good Shepherd Community Church.