(1867 - 1951)
Amy Beatrice Carmichael was a woman from Millisle, County Down, who dedicated her life to helping the poor of India. Despite ill health and an injury which left her mostly bed-ridden for the last 20 years of her life, Amy Carmichael served in India for 56 years, without a break, and wrote many books about missionary work. Amy’s hands-on approach to helping the lowest and most socially disadvantaged people in Indian society and her efforts to fit into the culture of the country where she worked was unusual at that time.
Amy Carmichael’s approach brought about social innovation in the way missionary work has been carried out since.