Tag: Income Generation
“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.
“I use to be so angry. I thought God forgot about me,” said Obald. “I know now that God has a plan for me. I am reminded of God’s blessings when I share my bread with all the children… It is my responsibility to help others.”
“I once felt like my life was dipping into nothing. Today I feel so blessed that I cannot keep it all for myself so I have started…