Each month, we highlight two employees who have not yet been fully sponsored. When one of our employees is fully sponsorship, it means a generous donor or group of donors has agreed to make monthly donations in her honor. A sponsorship can be in any amount and it takes $150 per month to fully sponsor one woman. You can read more about sponsorship levels by clicking here. While the levels are set amounts, you may make a monthly donation of any amount and we will combine yours with others to create a full sponsorship for one woman.
When the needs of an employee are covered by a donor, it frees up funds used by the organization for other needs of the ministry.
We are excited to introduce you to this month's featured employees.
Please welcome Uwimana and Agnes!
“I feel comfortable and confident when I have a job because I can communicate with others and am not isolated. I feel sad when I am sick. I plan to build my own home. I like to read this verse, Ruth 3:1-10.”
Before finding employment with Handspun Hope, Uwimana was very poor and sick. She had turned to alcohol as a way to deal with her sorrows. She had no land to cultivate for food and could not pay her rent. She was unable to keep a job. People treated Uwimana poorly. She was mocked for being HIV+. Eventually, Uwimana decided to turn to God rather than alcohol as a way to deal with her sorrow. Now that she works at Handspun Hope she can pay her rent, obtain food without begging, and buy clothes for her children. She is now a person other people in the community can trust. Her children are happy because they can eat regularly. She is a singer in her church choir and finds comfort in regular prayer.
Uwimana needs $65/month to be fully sponsored
“I survived the Rwandan Genocide. I now dream of owning my home and getting a drivers license.”
Agnes was born into a family of eight. She was forced to drop out of primary school to help make a living for her family. As a young woman, Agnes became pregnant and was ridiculed by family members. Agnes is determined to make a better life for herself and her child. She hopes to one day buy a home of her own with the salary she makes at Handspun Hope.
Agnes is currently unsponsored
When you choose to support a woman - through a full or partial sponsorship - you are directly impacting her life and that of her family. And, if you are offering a partial sponsorship, we want you to know that your donation will be joined with that of others to create a full sponsorship.
Thank you for supporting our ladies - we look forward to introducing you to two more wonderful ladies next month!