From Beggars to Bosses in 3 Years
Guided by the core belief of not doing anything for these young people that they can be taught to do for themselves, ZOE equips orphans and vulnerable children to overcome extreme poverty by addressing multiple barriers simultaneously over a three year period:
Health & Hygiene
Centenary is currently sponsoring Urukundo "Hope" Empowerment Group, impacting 30 households and 100 children. An annual fundraiser is conducted during December to support this commitment. Since 2012, Centenary has sponsored five other groups empowering and enabling 188 families and 488 children to move from "beggars" to "bosses"!
ST. JOSEPH MISSION IN HAITI
Empowerment, Education, Community
St. Joseph Family is a family of homes and programs in Haiti which serve the
most disadvantaged populations — children, people with disabilities,
and those who are economically disadvantaged.
They strive to empower people so they can empower others.
Centenary has been a longtime supporter of the St. Joseph’s Family in Haiti.
Learn more about this incredible organization and how you can get involved.
St. Joseph Family
The St. Joseph Family, based in Port-au-Prince and Jacmel, is a remarkable organization that ministers to the most disadvantaged populations in Haiti—former street children, child slaves, and individuals with disabilities.
In existence for 35 years, hundreds of young people and thousands in the broader community have benefited from this ministry. Today, more than 30 disabled children and adults live at Wings of Hope, about 150 children receive their education through Lekòl Sen Trinite day-school programs at Trinity House and the day program at Wings of Hope, and hundreds more benefit from SJF outreach programs, including hosting community run church and K-12 school programs at the St. Joseph Community Outreach Center, and a day program for restaveks (child slaves). Transformed from being the rejected ones in Haiti to being among the very best of servant-leaders, members of the St. Joseph Family have reached out and changed the lives of countless other Haitian boys and girls to be the best they can be.
“Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and
he will reward them
for what they have done.”
Proverbs 19:17 (NIV)