“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 moms in DR Congo have been abandoned and are left to raise their children in poverty. Some are teenage moms who are left by the child’s father. They often cannot return to their families because there is not enough food to feed another mouth. Older moms with several children sometimes are abandoned by husbands that run away. Many widows with children have lost their husbands to illness or accidents. In all of these cases, the moms and their children often live desperate lives searching for the next meal. Children are unable to attend school. A life of perpetual poverty passes from generation to generation.
Glory Honor Africa serves alongside local village churches to offer abundant life for thirty abandoned moms each year. The two year Coupe et Couture vocational training program teaches the seamstress trade and introduces them to abundant life in Jesus Christ. Upon successfully completing the program, moms not only have marketable skills, but also receive their own manual sewing machine plus fabric and thread enough to get started in their own business.
Program cost per mom: $ 720 (includes cost of sewing machine and fabric)
Total program cost per year: $7,200