Empowered Mothers Graduating to Greatness

Thank you for your support of our Graduate to Greatness campaign. As a result of your generosity, we have been able to invest into our Neighbourhood Mothers by delivering the tools and resources they required to start businesses after their graduation. What a remarkable impact we have made!

These gifts represent a hope and future for women like Faith.


Faith’s parents died when she was a young girl. She grew up working as a maid, struggling to take care of herself. At age 22, she found herself abandoned and alone as a single mother of a newborn baby. She would do odd jobs in the community to make what little money she could, but would often go to bed hungry.

Eventually, she found a small group in her community and learned about Watoto.

Faith recalls, “When I joined Watoto Neighbourhood, many good things started happening. I had been so lonely growing up without my parents and used to feel like life wasn’t fair. Through discipleship, I learned to forgive and to pray. I gained a community of friends who I could talk to freely, and who would love and encourage me.”

“I [was] taught skills in tailoring,” continues Faith. “I can now make my own clothes and I even make bags that are sold around the world with the Watoto Children’s Choir.”

“Receiving the sewing machine as a graduation gift is a dream come true. It means a future for me and my son. This gift is from God through Watoto and their partners, and I am forever grateful.”

We are grateful too. We could not do what we do without you. Thank you for your generosity and partnership. You are making a lasting difference in the lives of women like Faith, and their families.

Here are some images of our Neighbourhood Mothers joyfully receiving their gifts upon graduation.




With thanks,

The Team at Watoto


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