Introduction / History
The majority of the people who live in Kuwait are not Kuwaiti Arabs. Most are workers from other parts of the world. Since South Asians are willing to work for low wages, and there is a good education system in India for them to learn technical and medical skills, they are often hired in Kuwait.
Where are they located?
Kuwait is a small country. Most South Asians probably work in the capital, Kuwait City.
What are their lives like?
There seems to be two basic categories for Indians working in Kuwait. One is the skilled sector: Nurses, doctors, IT specialists, technicians, and engineers. They are in high demand by Kuwaiti employers. The others are unskilled: construction workers, gardeners, domestic workers, etc. The latter is vulnerable to abuse by employers. They can easily lose their jobs and not have enough income to eat, pay their bills, or return home. There are so many Indians in Kuwait that they have their own schools.
What are their beliefs?
More than half of the South Asians in Kuwait are Hindus who worship a variety of deities. A good percentage of the others are Muslim, and a small number are Christian.
What are their needs?
Domestic workers need advocates to help prevent them from being exploited by unethical employers. All of these South Asians need the chance to hear that Jesus Christ offers them life to the full.
* Pray for light to shine on situations where domestic workers are being abused physically and sexually.
* Pray for all South Asians in Kuwait to have the chance to respond to the claims of Jesus Christ.
* Pray for a disciple-making movement to emerge among South Asian communities in Kuwait.