Rising Light Ministry, Tanzania

Rising Light Ministry, TanzaniaDESCRIPTION: Judy Kairu is a Local Expert in Arusha who started Rising Light Ministry, an outreach to those in her community suffering from HIV AIDS. Rising Light aims to support the entire families of those suffering from AIDS, including income generating projects such as chicken farming. Many of those in this ministry…

AIDS

AIDSDESCRIPTION: Worldwide, 1.8 million people became newly infected with HIV in the last year. 35 million people have died from AIDS-related illnesses since the beginning of the epidemic. This global crisis affects the most vulnerable members of a community, leaving broken families or families without adequate income to support themselves. As of 2015, an estimated…

Children At Risk, Cambodia

Children At Risk, CambodiaDESCRIPTION: In Cambodia, Local Experts Tim and Melanie run a project called Children At Risk. They seek to bring value back to the poor through mercy ministries, empowering them through opportunities of education, and bringing them the life-changing hope of Christ. This is done through community development projects, healthcare, school sponsorship, kids…

Preschool, Rwanda

Preschool, RwandaDESCRIPTION: The preschool years are essential years of a child’s development. To truly break the cycle of poverty in a community, it requires early intervention in a child’s life. This is why Anne, a Local Expert in Rwanda, has begun a high quality preschool for children from the poorest families. They are using a…

Hope Dies Last, Eastern Europe

Hope Dies Last, Eastern Europe DESCRIPTION: Today, there are over a million women working in prostitution in Europe. Many are trafficked from Central or Eastern Europe and are stigmatized, isolated and trapped. “Hope Dies Last” is a ministry that reaches them with hope, love and the resources they desperately need. They created and printed a…

Dinadi, Nepal

Dinadi, NepalDESCRIPTION: The social enterprise, Dinadi, was started in April 2016 by Preston and Mirjam, who live and work in Nepal. Currently they have employed 63 women who knit hats, mittens and scarves. These woman are extremely poor and completely dependent on their work with Dinadi. ¬†Some are from villages, others impacted by recent earthquakes…

Networks, Mexico

Networks, MexicoDESCRIPTION: “Networks” is a ministry located at the very north of Chihuahua, Mexico. They work among the Tarahumara people, specifically in fighting human trafficking– protecting vulnerable women and children caught up in prostitution or drugs. Among the Tarahumara they help families to know and grow in Jesus, give them access to education and resources.…

Human Trafficking

Human TraffickingDESCRIPTION: Vulnerable children are often the most likely to be exploited by traffickers. A recent report by the UN states that “in the least developed countries, children often comprise large shares of the detected victims.” In Sub-Saharan Africa and Central America and the Caribbean, a majority of the detected victims are children. These children…

South Sudan

South SudanDESCRIPTION: The nation of South Sudan slid into war again in July 2016 and many ministries serving the poor closed down as over 27 rebel groups sprung up –mainly on ethnic lines, fueling longstanding divisions. As a result of the war there are more than one million South Sudanese refugees in Uganda, most of…

Redeemed Nazarene Primary School, Uganda

Redeemed Nazarene Primary School, UgandaDESCRIPTION: Eluzai is a Local Expert working in Uganda with YWAM Redeemed Nazarene Primary School. He and his team run children’s ministries among the South Sudanese refugees in the camps. He writes: “We do this in the Ochea refugee camp with over 200 orphans and in the Ofua refugee camps with…