Empowering Families

Around the world, the family unit plays a key role in the stability of the local society—a fact that is especially true in developing nations. Another fact is this: communities whose economies are struggling at the very local level often see high levels of orphaned and abandoned children. These abandoned children—sometimes referred to as “poverty orphans” are left to fend for themselves because parents cannot provide for them. They are often taken to orphanages in the hope that they’ll have a better life, be educated, and have a higher chance of survival. This is a choice that no parent should ever have to make. 

Family empowerment, through education and entrepreneurship, seeks to change this reality. By walking alongside each family as they take significant, proven steps, the narrative is shufted; it helps keep families together. It helps them directly thrive in their community, but more than that – it ripples outward into the entire community itself. As more and more families are empowered, the outlook of the entire community improves. The local economy strengthens, which leads to more opportunity for everyone.

Family empowerment is more than just a process or program, it is family preservation and orphan prevention.

“When we empower families, brokenness is healed, dignity is restored, the impact is magnified. Healthy families take care of others. You heal families, you fix the orphan crisis.

Aschalew Abebe

Global Empowerment Director

WHY ENTREPRENEURSHIP?

Our Business Launch Program shifts the narrative; it helps keep struggling families together.

 To date, we have enrolled over 700 families in our Business Launch Program in Ethiopia, Haiti, Uganda, and Dominican Republic with an average increased income of approximately 300% — and many of these families now have 2-3 years of self-sufficiency under their belt! Not only does the program help families to thrive, but it ripples outward into the community as families grow their businesses, create even more jobs, and pour into the local economy.

7-STEP PROCESS

Empower a Family Today

Empower a Family Every Year

Empower a Family Every 2 Years

WHY ENTREPRENEURSHIP?

Our Business Launch Program shifts the narrative; it helps keep struggling families together.

 To date, we have enrolled over 700 families in our Business Launch Program in Ethiopia, Haiti, Uganda, and Dominican Republic with an average increased income of approximately 300% — and many of these families now have 2-3 years of self-sufficiency under their belt! Not only does the program help families to thrive, but it ripples outward into the community as families grow their businesses, create even more jobs, and pour into the local economy.

7-STEP PROCESS

Empower a Family Today

Empower a Family Every Year

Empower a Family Every 2 Years

WHY EDUCATION?

As education transforms communities and breaks the cycle of extreme poverty, opportunity & hope flourish in entire regions. A high-quality education makes a world of difference.

We are currently supporting 170 teachers around the world by providing fair wages, training, & classroom supplies, as well as nutritious hot meals for students. And through that support, the futures of over 3,700 students each school year are directly affected!

GLOBAL ISSUE

Education saves children’s lives, promotes girl’s and women’s rights, and makes people healthier.

KEY TO THE FUTURE

Boosts economic growth. Reduces poverty. Increases income.

THE REALITY OF EDUCATION AROUND THE WORLD

Uganda: Drop out rate 75%. Pupil teacher ratio 48 to 1 (The ratio is 13 to 1 in the United States).

Haiti: Public schools only cover 20% of basic education demand.

Empower a Classroom Today

Empower a Classroom Every Year

Empower a Classroom Every 2 Years

WHY EDUCATION?

As education transforms communities and breaks the cycle of extreme poverty, opportunity & hope flourish in entire regions. A high-quality education makes a world of difference.

We are currently supporting 170 teachers around the world by providing fair wages, training, & classroom supplies, as well as nutritious hot meals for students. And through that support, the futures of over 3,700 students each school year are directly affected!

GLOBAL ISSUE

Education saves children’s lives, promotes girl’s and women’s rights, and makes people healthier.

KEY TO THE FUTURE

Boosts economic growth. Reduces poverty. Increases income.

THE REALITY OF EDUCATION AROUND THE WORLD

Uganda: Drop out rate 75%. Pupil teacher ratio 48 to 1 (The ratio is 13 to 1 in the United States).

Haiti: Public schools only cover 20% of basic education demand.

Empower a Classroom Today

Empower a Classroom Every Year

Empower a Classroom Every 2 Years

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Help One Now empowers families in developing countries through high-capacity local leaders with proven solutions to end extreme poverty.