by Willa Jeanne Brown 500 Lives Impacted Kigali, Kigali City, Rwanda
In 2016, I will be going to Rwanda with a team of 11 women from America in partnership with Africa New Life. It will be my first time going to R...
In 2016, I will be going to Rwanda with a team of 11 women from America in partnership with Africa New Life. It will be my first time going to Rwanda and my first time going to the continent of Africa.
I'm Grateful for the chance to connect with leaders, mothers, sisters, and daughters in Rwanda. The girls and women of Africa New Life wanted to hear from us, and we needed to hear from them.
While in Rwanda last summer, I experienced the work of Africa New Life throughout the Rwandan community including: child sponsorship, sewing and cosmetology vocational training for women. I am excited to travel to Rwanda, and going with Amena's team the Woman to Woman Initiative, a team of black women from America.
Woman to Woman is a group of life coaches, teachers, artists, mothers, daughters, engineers, entrepreneurs and more who are coming together to form a team that will inform, uplift, and learn from women in Rwanda.
Rwanda is a country that knows genocide and violence, but the Rwandan people also know healing, reconciliation and rebuilding. To lead in the work of love, healing, and justice, Black American women and Rwandan women are in a unique position to learn from and equip each other and the universal church.
We will spend our time in Rwanda facilitating reciprocal learning workshops about self-esteem with young women from the boarding school and entrepreneurial exchange sessions with the Africa New Life women by offering entrepreneurship and practical skills training to ensure the viability of their businesses which will support their families and the entire community.
Here’s How You Can Help
$3727.50 covers the trip of each participant. Any money raised above and beyond will be used to sponsor more women in Africa New Life vocational training programs.
Many have asked what you can do to support the work of justice and community. This is an opportunity to recognize and support the work of Black women here in America and abroad in Rwanda to build strong communities, know their roots and be equipped as leaders, students, and entrepreneurs.
Thank you for your support of
Africa New Life and Woman to Woman