“Before I joined Zoe Empowers, I use to complain to God, asking why he made me suffer.” said Samuel. “Now, I see what I would have lost…
“Before Zoe, I prayed to God, asking him to help me complete school. I made a promise to God that when I got a job I would…
This is what empowerment looks like. See the lives of vulnerable children who were once homeless and hungry, transformed into healthy, respected leaders impacting entire communities in Rwanda.
“I’m so happy about where God has brought me, and I know there are many other children going through what I went through,” said Antony, now 24…
We asked why Fridah became a Zoe Empowers donor. She said, “I believe poverty is the behaviors, values and characters you’re forced into, like digging through garbage bins to find leftover food, being forced to dropout of school or not having a secure place to sleep at night. That took away my dignity. I want others to have the dignity I didn’t have.”
Having the opportunity and capacity to learn at our leisure is a luxury and privilege we don’t think twice about it, when in reality, hundreds of millions of children living in poverty around the world are either dreaming about being able to attend school or lack the understanding that a better life is possible through education.
What a time it would be if, instead of idolizing those with big muscles, fancy cars and expensive homes, we admired those who had the exact opposite. What if we looked up to people like Gentil, a young Rwandan boy whom you’ve never met but likely won’t forget.
Through the energetic demeanor and glittering eyes of Samuel and his group members, it’s clear the rice farm has produced much more than food, it has created purpose. And with purpose, has come both hope and expectation for an even better future.
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