Orphans have the power to end extreme poverty. We equip orphans with tools and training to overcome life-threatening poverty for good.
I chose Zoe Empowers because we ran into their program while in Maua, Kenya working with our missionary at the hospital. They connected us to a 14-year-old girl who had gone through the 3-year program and was about to graduate. She’d learned the trade of seamstress and needed her own equipment. For $100 we were able to provide her the sewing machine, all the materials, buttons, zippers, and more, needed to start her own business. $100! Just 10-20 trips to Starbucks started this girl, who was raising 4 siblings on her own, in her own career. The positive impact rippled from her life to her family’s life to the impacting the community and the kids in the Zoe Empowers program who are coming up after her! All because of this amazing program and a mere $100.
I chose them because they work with kids who are head of household because their parents died of AIDs. They learn how to take care of their siblings, how feed and clothe them, take care of their illnesses, how to become an entrepreneur and self-sustaining, that God is a loving God. They focus on food security, secure housing, income generation, child rights, health & hygiene, education, community, and spiritual strength. And Zoe Empowers is rated platinum by the GuideStar program!*
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