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Change the life of an orphaned child for $9 a month.

Thousands of children are waiting for a way out of extreme poverty. Partner with a child today.

The global orphan crisis

150+ million orphaned children are living in despair. We equip these youth with solutions to overcome extreme poverty and achieve self-sufficiency.

The Zoe Empowers difference

The global response to solving the orphan crisis has been largely relief-based. We empower children with the tools to never need charity again.

Our promise to partners

We believe your gift should be a catalyst, not a crutch. After 3 years, Zoe participants graduate with knowledge and skills to serve them for a lifetime.

The Collective gives children living in extreme poverty a solution.

When you join The Collective, Zoe’s monthly giving program, your gift is pooled together with others to empower a group of children with micro grants, life skills, and vocational training. You are helping vulnerable children start their journey to becoming secure, healthy, and connected, and leave extreme poverty behind.

You can provide orphaned youth the opportunity to become self-sufficient.

When you partner with a child through Zoe Empowers, you are creating an opportunity for vulnerable children to achieve sustainable success and well-being across every area of life, eliminating the need for endless aid.

“When my group accepted me as I was, I found hope and a sense of living.” — Dorcas, Kenya Graduate

Children are waiting. Empower today.

Join The Collective to empower children out of extreme poverty.

Empower one child

Give $9 a month to empower one orphaned youth out of poverty.

Empower four children

Give $39 a month to empower four orphaned youth out of poverty.

Empower eight children

Give $79 a month to empower eight orphaned youth out of poverty.

Become one of 25 new monthly donors by May 12th to unlock a $25,000 matching gift!

What you get as a Collective Partner

Personal Stories

See the direct effects of your generosity and get to know the children you’re impacting through inspiring stories.

Milestone Moments

Discover how your involvement is helping children reach important milestones and achieve their dreams.

Picture & Video Updates

Witness the progress made by the children you’re supporting through photo and video updates.

Exclusive Invites

Gain access to exclusive virtual and in-person events for Collective Partners.

Join The Collective and change the life of an orphaned child every month.

“Do not focus on our poverty, but focus on our future.”

Maggie once lived in a shelter constructed from tattered cloth. Zoe Empowers taught her how to regain ownership of her ancestral property and construct a new home.

Maggie once lived in a shelter constructed from tattered cloth. Zoe Empowers taught her how to regain ownership of her ancestral property and construct a new home.

Frequently Asked Questions

A key factor to the success of the Zoe Empowers model is our group approach. Your monthly gift will be pooled together with other monthly donors who will share the total cost to empower a group of 60-100 vulnerable children in the country with the greatest need. Your partnership will impact a group of children but not a specific child. Regular stories about the children impacted are provided over the course of the three-year program.

Absolutely! The best part about this option is that you are able to choose the country you want to impact. There are several ways to accomplish this goal. You can make a pledge to commit to fund a Full Partnership with an investment of $9,000 a year for three years, or you make a pledge toward a Half Partnership and we will identify someone to fund the other half. One other common way to partner with an entire group is to ask your friends and family to join your effort using our fundraising pages. This is a popular option for individuals, churches and any other group who wants to make a difference.

It only takes 20 people giving $39 a month to reach your goal, but you can include as many people as needed to reach the total goal. It is simple to get started. You can make your pledge now, learn more about partnering with a full group or half group, or start your fundraising page today.

When there are enough partners who have committed to a collective total of $750 a month, the country with the greatest need will be notified that funding is available. A new group will begin at the first opportunity according to that country’s annual cycle for starting new groups. Each country starts new groups twice each year based on the regional growing season which ensures the children’s most critical nutritional needs are met as quickly as possible. See an example of a group that has already been funded here.

We provide a series of stories about children impacted by your monthly support so that you may journey with the children as they complete the three year empowerment program.

We encourage you to visit the program in person. When you do so, we have ideas on our resources pages, of things you can bring and/or give to encourage the children you meet. These must be items of no monetary value to preserve the empowerment program, and maintain equity between groups. Zoe Empowers avoids gifts of monetary value and sending letters directly to the groups. In our experience it is difficult to do these things without the risk of harming the empowerment relationship which makes the program so effective in moving children beyond charity.

Please feel free to visit as you are able and as Zoe Empowers has space on trips. We do all we can to make sure every partner has an opportunity to travel, and it is a great encouragement to the children for them to see you, thank you, and worship with you. You can also be a powerful voice telling others in your community what is being accomplished. You are welcome to visit the children in any year of the program.

Zoe Empowers is a religiously non-restrictive program. All orphans and vulnerable children are able to qualify for the program regardless of their beliefs. We do not coerce children into saying they believe in certain way to fully participate in the program. However, Zoe Empowers is a Christian organization and we do not leave our faith behind us as we help children to help themselves. The children in our program both see and hear the Christian message of God’s great love for them. This message is always an invitation and never a requirement for being a full and respected member of the group. As in every other aspect of the program, the young people are encouraged to make decisions for themselves. This is also why the program is so effective in children learning about God’s love. Because the young people make their own decisions, they also take responsibility to speak with one another, and with other members of the community about the Gospel. Groups often incorporate prayer, worship and faith sharing in wonderful, non-exclusive ways.

Your monthly partnership will continue monthly until you contact us and let us know you would like to make a change to your gift amount, frequency, or partnership. There are millions of orphaned and vulnerable children waiting for empowerment around the world so you can be confident that  your continued support will always directly impact children in need. If life circumstances change before your partnered group graduates, feel free to contact us at

Our Monthly Giving Match is limited and available on a first come, first serve basis