What Is the 10/40 Window

Can You Provide a List of the Countries in the 10/40 Window?

Here are most of the countries in the 10/40 window as designated by Window International Network:[1]

  • North Africa – Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, South Sudan, Sudan, Tunisia, Western Sahara
  • West Africa –Burkina-Faso, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, 
  • East Africa – Chad, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia
  • Southeast Europe – Albania
  • Arabian Peninsula – Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
  • Middle East – Gaza Strip, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, West Bank
  • Central Asia – Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
  • East Asia – China, Japan, Mongolia, North Korea, Taiwan, Tibet
  • South Asia – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
  • Southeast Asia – Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam

It has been reported that 87% of the people in the 10/40 window are the poorest of the poor.[2] GFA World works in several of these areas to provide help and hope in various ways.

For example, when the cycle of poverty has been churning through a family for generations, it often takes an outside force to intervene in a tangible way to break through and help end the cycle. This outside force may be as simple as gifting a small flock of chickens or a pair of goats that the family can breed. Or maybe it is a new pull-cart for a farmer or a package of seeds for his or her garden. 

Classes are also highly impactful both for children and adults. Adults who learn income-generating skills are able to find new ways to provide for their families and likely to break out of poverty. The classes teach skills such as literacy, welding or sewing. Children also find help through child sponsorship, which allows them to stay in school and receive the life-changing gift of education! Through all these ways, people in this region of the world find spiritual hope and tangible help through the missionaries of GFA World.

GFA missionaries are national workers who know their communities and culture. They don’t need to learn the language or study the intricacies of the area. They are intimately familiar with the region and the customs already. These simple, humble servants of God minister to people’s physical and spiritual needs. They are the hands and feet of Jesus in many areas of the 10/40 window.

Will you join us in supporting our work in this critical area of the world? 

Learn more about what is the 10/40 window

[1] “The 10/40 Window.” Windows International Network. Accessed June 23, 2023. https://www.win1040.org/about-the-1040-window.
[2] Ibid.