Family Empowerment Program
Our Family Empowerment Program shifts the narrative; it helps keep struggling families together.
To date, we have enrolled over 260 families in our Family Empowerment Program in Ethiopia 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.
Family empowerment is more than just a process or program, it is family preservation and orphan prevention.
WHY FAMILY EMPOWERMENT?
Our Family Empowerment program seeks to change this reality. By walking alongside each family as they take significant, proven steps, the program shifts the narrative; 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 through the Program, the outlook of the entire community improves. The local economy strengthens, which leads to more opportunity for everyone.
- 191 graduates so far, with another 76 already enrolled
- 150 families projected to graduate in 2018
- 300% average increase in monthly household income
- 945 children of program families enrolled in school, with 28 at the university level
- 208 business started through program, including 17 new additional businesses started by graduates
STORIES OF EMPOWERMENT
Every quarter, we stop to reflect on all the good that has been done in the last few months because of the support of our sponsors! From the lives of children changed to entire communities transformed, the support of you and others like you is making a huge difference...read more
The year-end Empower Hope campaign is an investment in three key funds with lasting impact. This week, we are focusing on Empower Family: a fund to send 100 families through our family empowerment program in 2019. Why do we believe so much in this program?...read more
The end of 2018 is nearing, and we couldn't help but stop to reflect on all the good we have done together! Because of you: 4,769 children have received access to high-quality education and nutritious meals 91 families started new businesses through the Family...read more
Last week, I wrote about how my time in The Middle East broke my heart. But eight days in Ethiopia reminded me that the work we do is succeeding beyond our hopes and dreams. My heart is full, because I was able to see so many lives transformed while in Ethiopia....read more
Personal success is a powerful thing! Because of donors like you, our local leaders are able to invest in the personal success of hundreds of women and their families. The impact is immense and the ripple effects immeasurable. We are so grateful to all of you, and...read more
Birtikan Gobeze is 40 years old and lives in Wolaita Sodo, Ethiopia. She is married and has two children, as well as a foster child. Her husband works as a security guard, and the family had little income. Birtikan recently joined the Family Empowerment Program and...read more