by Cindy Thomas 9K Lives Impacted Rwanda
Hello Friends and Family,As you know, my birthday is coming up on July 9th and this year I know exactly what I want! It's something very exciting. ...
Hello Friends and Family,
As you know, my birthday is coming up on July 9th and this year I know exactly what I want! It's something very exciting.
Instead of gifts, I've decided to dedicate my birthday to raise funds to support projects doing good in the world. I have chosen to help support Africa New Life’s scholarship fund for women’s vocational training in the New Life Family Center for a young woman named Christine. My goal is to raise $1,000 this summer. This would cover more than half of the tuition for the program.
As many of you know, we are traveling to Rwanda this August to work with Africa New Life. We will have the opportunity to meet children sponsored by us and our church. We will also have opportunity to visit the New Life Family Center and meet the women that are part of this important program including Christine!
Here are some reasons why this program is so important:
“39% of Rwandans live below the poverty line, subsisting on less than $1.25 per day. Women make up the majority of this population, stuck in a poverty cycle brought on by a lack of education and challenging life situations. Many are HIV-positive, single parenting, widowed, or living in abusive situations (or emerging from them), and all are striving to better themselves and their families’ lives without access to the tools and skills that would help them do so.
The New Life Family Center offers a one-year vocational training program that provides employable skills in sewing or cosmetology, and childcare for children, all infused with Christian discipleship. Each year this program moves 80-95 women and their young children toward a better life.”
I would love to have you join me in making my birthday wish come true by helping support this scholarship
Thank you so much for being a part of my life and helping me accomplish something that makes this world a better place!