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.

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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.

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With thanks,

The Team at Watoto

 

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