Widows Sponsorship Program
The widows are a crucial part of building sustainable families with orphans. Sponsoring a widow for $40 a month provides them with needed health care, food and housing expenses. To assist them, ERM is in process to create a Microfinance Program which works to train widows with skills and knowledge to start a small business for income generating activities. The program will provide widows with the necessary loans and credit to establish a solid business. Coupled with other financial services, such as savings and insurance, widows who’ll go through they ultimately become financially self sufficient. As an extra benefit, 98 % of all loans will be repaid in full confirming the validity of the program and the value of self-sufficiency.
Through this program widows will be enabled to better provide for their basic needs such as nutrition, education, health care and housing for themselves and their families rather than needing a handout.
Some additional programs are:
Produce Truck Project
Through the generosity of our supporters we were able to purchase a produce truck that the widows are able to use to obtain fresh fruits and vegetables. These fruits and vegetables are then transferred to a market for resale or to their own homes for their family.
Donate to the ERM Widows sponsorship Program today, to help assist Rwandan widows acquire this and other critical resources, by clicking here.
This project helps widows by giving them goats to use as a source of income, milk and food. We have a gallery of pictures of the first group of widows receiving their goats. We are very thankful for Kings High School in Seattle who raised 185 goats for orphans and widows!
Donate to the ERM Widows Goat Program Today, click here.