We would love for you to come alongside us in prayer!
One of our greatest needs is for Spirit-filled, gifted Bible teachers and evangelists to teach the women and children. Please pray God would call and send laborers here!
Please also pray for us to prioritize our relationship with Jesus constantly and not to allow our main focus to shift to ministry.
1. Buy or sell jewelry
While we are trying hard to teach the women job skills which will enable them to have their own businesses here in Uganda, we are learning that business is very challenging because of the general poverty level. Most of the time people have a hard time selling their products for an amount that enables them to make a decent living-especially when they first start their businesses. Because of this, we would like to help supplement the women’s income for up to a year with the jewelry as a way for them to earn enough income to start and establish their own business. Our hope is that this will give them enough extra income to purchase the materials needed to start their businesses (like a sewing machine etc.), learn the business well, and establish enough of a customer base that they are able to earn an income which allows them to rise above extreme poverty levels.
With the jewelry program, we teach the women how to make jewelry using beads made from rolled paper, and then we purchase the jewelry from them. The money they earn goes towards supplementing their income and starting their businesses.
If you are interested in buying or selling the jewelry the women make please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org . We are currently working on some new designs, and I’m hoping to bring a lot back when I go home in December.
2. Write letters to a lady from our women’s group
Most of the women come from very hard circumstances and painful backgrounds. We would love for each of them to have a godly mentor to encourage them along the way. If you are interested in writing a lady from our women’s group please contact me at email@example.com . (You can also email the ladies rather than send snail mail.)
1. Sponsor a child to attend the Saturday Bible program.
It costs about $1.60 per month to sponsor a child to attend the Bible program. This includes breakfast and lunch every Saturday. It also helps cover the cost of a village party for the children and parents 2-3 times a year. During each term we encourage the children to study hard at school and offer a prize to those who perform in the top 10% of their class. We get to recognize those students at the party as well as reach the village with the gospel or a Bible message.
If you feel the Lord is leading you to sponsor a child to attend the Bible program please click here.
*We are looking at restructuring our school-fees sponsorship program next year. We would love to create a way for parents to earn money for their own children’s school fees, but we are still praying about that and looking into the logistics of it. To learn more, please click here.
Help Village Families or Impoverished Women Develop Sustainable Incomes
If you would like to fully sponsor a start-up business for a woman or village family it costs about $100, but any amount will help them! If you feel the Lord is leading you to sponsor or partially sponsor someone please click here.
*The money will be used to purchase handmade items from them. They will be paid a very fair price for the items they make, and the money they earn will go directly into a fund to help them start the business of their choice. They will also earn extra money for personal expenses as they are starting out. The handmade items will be sent to the States to sell, and the profits will be used to help another family or single mom start their business. So, Lord willing, the initial $100 investment will be used to help many, many families and single moms over time. If you would like more details about this program please click here.
We hope the need to sponsor a village family or single mom will be a temporary one, because the program should be self-sustained once we start selling regularly in the States.
If you would like to be personally connected to the woman or family you sponsored please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Many of the women in our current group have mentors in the States who are writing to them, and they LOVE to get letters from the States!
We are praying about moving forward with a business model rather than a charity model. We want to make sure we are following God’s lead in this area, so we have waited to establish nonprofit status. For now I’ve created a GoFundMe account to make it easier for online donations. Please click here to go to that site.
If you prefer to mail a check, please contact us and we will provide you with a mailing address. My email is email@example.com.
*Since we are not registered as a nonprofit donations are not tax-deductible at this time.