WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT: BARAKA’S STORY

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When Baraka was little his father passed away, leaving his mother the sole provider for their family. It was difficult for Baraka’s mother to find work, but she eventually took a job crushing rocks so she could feed her children.

When she heard of Convoy of Hope’s Women’s Empowerment Initiative, she enrolled and received training that empowered her start a chicken business. With her newfound success, Baraka’s mother and her family thrived!

But one day, she was in a terrible motorbike accident. After two days in the hospital, she passed away. Baraka felt like he had lost the most precious thing in the world.

After 37 days of grieving, Baraka realized he needed to turn his mourning into action to honor his mother’s memory. Inspired by her hard work, Baraka decided to take over his mother’s chicken business.

As the youngest person in our Agriculture Initiative, Baraka’s chicken business is booming! He is passionate about carrying on the good work his mom started and now he’s providing for his siblings.

Baraka’s life has been changed because friends like you support our Women’s Empowerment Initiative. Thank you for continuing to empower women — and their families — all over the world.

Would you consider partnering with us on Mother’s Day and give up one day’s salary to help more families like Baraka’s? You can give by going to: http://www.painesvilleag.com or texting PAG to 77977. Simply write “Women’s Empowerment” in the memo line and we’ll take care of the rest! Thank you for your generosity!

Women’s Empowerment: Sitota’s Story

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This Mother’s Day, Painesville Assembly of God will be partnering with Convoy of Hope’s “Women’s Empowerment Movement” for a May Mission’s Initiative.  Through this movement, COH is able to encourage women around the world to realize their value and reach their potential through job training and education. As a result, many now own a business and feed and care for their own children.

Sitota is a woman who has been radically touched by the love and compassion of Jesus because of Women’s Empowerment. Because of the ministry of Convoy of Hope, her life has taken a dramatic turn for the better. A life that was once plagued by horrific circumstances is now filled with overwhelming joy and peace. Check out her story; we guarantee you won’t be the same after.

To give to this life-changing movement, you can give online at: http://www.painesvilleag.com or by texting PAG to 77977. Simply write “Women’s Empowerment” in the memo line and we’ll take care of the rest.

Thank you for your generosity!

Women’s Empowerment: A Mother’s Day Missions Initiative

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In America, most mothers ask, “What should I feed my children today?” But in many countries where Convoy of Hope serves, mothers have to ask, “Which one of my children can I feed today?”

This Mother’s Day we’ll be taking a special missions offering for Convoy of Hope’s “Women’s Empowerment” movement that is based on the same concept as “One Day To Feed The World.”  What does that mean you ask? We’re glad you asked.  One Day to Feed the World is where individuals are challenged to give up one day’s salary to bless someone else in need.  When you give up a day’s salary you will empower women in El Salvador, Ethiopia, Honduras, Kenya, Nicaragua, the Philippines and Tanzania to make strategic, independent life choices through community-based training in peer-oriented cooperative savings groups and non-traditional micro-enterprise development. When you do this, Convoy of Hope is able to facilitate sustainable income-generating activities and entrepreneurial thinking that equips women to make positive choices for themselves and their families in the areas of health, education and economic welfare.

Check out this video for a more comprehensive overview of what this initiative is all about!

To give, text PAG to 77977! Simply write “Women’s Empowerment” in the memo and we’ll do the rest! You can also give online by going to: http://painesvilleag.com/ and doing the same!