“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly” John 10:10
Thousands of teenage mothers in DR Congo have been abandoned to raise their children in the streets. When girls become pregnant, families find it hard to feed another person, so both mother and child are often forced to fend for themselves in order to survive.
Glory Honor Africa serves alongside Samaritan Strategy-Congo to offer abundant life for thirty young women each year. The Vocational Training Program for Teenage Moms offers abundant life by teaching them the seamstress trade and by introducing them to the Lord Jesus Christ. Local churches share the gospel with the trainees and help them to grow in their faith in Christ. They also work with their families with the hope that the young moms can move back home. After successfully completing the program, the young women not only have a marketable skill, they also receive their own manual sewing machine plus material and thread so they can get started in their own business. Because the teenage moms cannot afford to pay for the program, they work four hours per week as their contribution. Alongside the training, childcare is provided for the children.
$40 per month, or $960 for the full twenty-four month program (includes the cost of the sewing machine) provides hope of a new life for these teenage moms and their children.