World Day of Prayer - 2013

Salvation Army, France – $3,500
L’Armee de Salut, in Le Havre in the north of France welcomes many strangers in their women’s group, Home League. They minister a growing multicultural population welcoming immigrants and assisting them in practical ways. Project Summary: to provide supplies for sewing workshops for immigrant women, including 10 sewing machines and other tools. This project would make sewing classes available to those on low incomes who cannot afford classes and teach them the basic skills to enable them to make their own clothing.

Salvation Army, France – $4,000
This project provides the opportunity for those on low income to come together to learn how to resourcefully prepare a nutritious and balanced diet. The plan is to use the grant to purchase kitchen appliances, cooking and baking utensils, and supplies for cooking workshops for immigrant women.

Nomi Network, India and Cambodia – $3,000
Nomi Network’s mission is to create economic opportunities for survivors and women at risk of human trafficking by equipping them with leadership, entrepreneurship, and production skills to become financially independent. Nomi Network provides hands-on training through a one-on-one mentorship program with experienced designers and product development experts in the fashion industry. Nomi offers women various opportunities to explore other careers by connecting them to advanced training and other employment opportunities in their local community.

Tree of Life/Doors of Hope, Zimbabwe – $2,000

Tree of Life works to heal and empower survivors of organized violence and torture. It was started by two women who were the victims of politically motivated rape. The workshops are facilitated by survivors themselves, using the tree as a Metaphor to provide a framework for understanding the trauma experience as well as strategies for empowerment. For the last two years, Tree of Life has partnered with an emerging organization of rape survivors calling themselves “Doors of Hope”. Their goals are to assist victims of rape to develop their own potential to handle post traumatic stress events through advocacy or lobbying to implement policies that support victims and survivors of rape.

Enterprise Development and Governance Facility (EDGF), Cameroon – $1,500
EDGF is dedicated to improving the community of Nkwen Bamenda, Cameroon to eradicate poverty, empower the oppressed and provide education for self determination and to improve food security. EDGF provides skills training and knowledge to facilitate processes that enhance sustainable community and individual development and human rights.

Brazilian Immigrant Center, CT – $4,000
The Brazilian Immigrant Center is an engaged organization that represents, supports, and organizes the Brazilian and wider immigrant community to defend and advocate for their rights, as workers and immigrant residents of the state and nation. BIC advocate on behalf on low-wage workers who are exploited and provide education on workers’ rights. They offer referral and information services for immigrant workers to a wide variety of social services.

Lydia’s House, MO – $2,000
Lydia’s House is the only transitional housing program in Eastern Missouri that is specifically for battered and abused women and their children and that offers immediate community. In addition to offering secure housing, Lydia’s House provides each family with their own advocate to help guide them through the recovering process. One of the strengths of Lydia’s House is their investment in the spiritual growth and healing of the women and children.

One Morgan County, CO – $4,000
One Morgan County is an immigration focused organization serving migrants in Morgan County and the surrounding area. They offer a structured approach to embracing and integrating immigrants to the community by fostering relationship-building and dialogue opportunities. They provide orientation  workshops that resource and equip migrants about local community services and opportunities.

Providence House, Ohio – $2,000
Providence House fights to end child abuse and neglect by protecting at-risk children, empowering families in crisis and building safe communities for every child. At Providence House, children find a safe haven in a home-like setting, before abuse or neglect occur, while working with partner community organizations to stabilize family crises, improve parenting skills, and preserve the family or find alternative long-term care for the children.