EMPOWERMENT IS THE WAY FORWARD

Micro Enterprise is proving to be successful for many of our single mothers in Liberia! We are so proud of their hard work and dedication.  Every mom has a story of perseverance for sure!

First let me introduce you to Grace Grayeason.  Provision of Hope helped her leave the Buduburam Refugee Camp in Dec. 2016.  Life was so hard for her there. Today she is able to take care of her own family.   After our moms are empowered we drop their food allowances, and as they progress, the handouts become less.  What a thrill it is to see so many making it on their own!

Grace has a profitable business selling used clothes. It’s so encouraging to see her moving forward!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maybe Mulbah came from the Refugee Camp in 2012. She came out of extreme poverty.  Today she is progressing well and has surprised us by her efforts!  We have known Maybe and her family since 2007.  She was part of our Single Mothers group at the camp.

Maybe Mulbah with her small children at the camp. Silas was so malnourished that when he had pneumonia he almost died. Our leaders rushed him to hospital.

Maybe sells shoes and flip flops (slippers). With her profits she provides for her family. Maybe has been able to put Philemon to school and pay for study classes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy faces in Liberia on our last visit! Photo of Maybe with Silas and Philemon.

Silas is already in Gr. 2. A healthy, happy boy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mamie Roberts is crippled and walks with 2 canes. With her optimistic attitude, she runs a small business just outside her home. This helps her to buy food and clothes for her and Hannah.

Hannah is in Gr. 4. She is a big help to Mamie. Provision of Hope pays for her school fees.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frances was empowered and started off selling soup and rice, out of a wheel barrow. We bought her rain gear for the rainy season.

Today Frances has upgraded to 3 kinds of soups, rice and fufu! She is indoors now, and is . Hopefully we can help her with a few more tables, and chairs. Well done Frances!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What a transformation for Frances. She is no longer working the streets. After she invited Jesus into her life, so much has changed!! This is a photo of Frances and her girls at church.

Ruth is in Grade 1 and Favor is in Kindergarten. They are thrilled to be in school. Empowering Mama has changed everyone’s outlook!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We start micro business at $ 400 US.

At this level we monitor their businesses, but we do not ask for repayment.  This is business, at the lowest level.  Of course we have a screening process, as to who gets funding. Through empowerment we see parents putting food on their tables, buying medicine for their children, clothes, shoes and some even advance to paying school fees.  We are amazed at what they can accomplish once they are empowered! It all takes time.

If you would like to donate towards MICRO ENTERPRISE, TO HELP A FAMILY TRANSITION FROM EXTREME POVERTY, click here …. DONATE

We will put it all together, until we reach $ 400 US … At that point, another one gets empowered!

I WANT TO EXTEND A HUGE APPRECIATION TO ALL OUR DONORS WHO HAVE SO GENEROUSLY HELPED US TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF THESE, AND MANY OTHERS!!!  God bless you!!