SKILLS TRAINING FOR VULNERABLE WOMEN IN AFRICA
African Enterprise works with at risk women in Malawi, Ghana, Kenya and Rwanda, through programs that give them marketable skills and teach them the Gospel. In Malawi, what started as a small group meeting in someone’s garage, has blossomed into a twice-a-year project that trains 40 women in tailoring.
AE offers a variety of skills training programs across Africa including: tailoring, fabric printing, soap making, and pastries. Each are lucrative markets and will provide women with a source of income. They are also taught basic business and life skills.
“THE PROJECT IS FOR PROSTITUTES, WIDOWS, OR WOMEN COMING FROM VERY POOR FAMILIES WHERE THEY CANNOT MAKE ENDS MEET,” SAYS ENOCH PHIRI…WE CALL THEM VULNERABLE WOMEN”
“The project is for prostitutes, widows, or women coming from very poor families where they cannot make ends meet,” says Enoch Phiri, Team Leader of AE Malawi. “We call them vulnerable women. They live together for six months to learn about hygiene, gain cooking skills, and learn to make and tailor clothes. At the end of the course they are each given a sewing machine with which to start their lives afresh.”
This program is making big impact in the lives of hurting women in Africa. YOU can play a role in giving a woman the opportunity for a better future! DONATE now.
PASTOR’S THEOLOGY COURSE
ENRICHING THE AFRICAN CHURCH
It’s often said that the church in Africa is a ‘mile wide and an inch deep’. Sadly, in many parts of Africa, local pastors are completely untrained in theology and the basics of the Bible. Quality Bible training is scace and expensive leaving pastors to piece together their own understanding of the Bible. This often leads to pastors unknowlingly spreading a false Gospel to thier congregation.
AE’s Pastor’s Theology Course offers free training to local pastors in Rwanda, Malawi, Ghana, and Kenya. This course, run by Moore Theological College in Australia, takes place in three stages and empowers local pastors with essential Biblical knowledge.
AE also conducts similar leadership training and theology workshops throughout its missions in Africa which bring the richness of the Gospel to life in the local church.
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ACCEPTANCE AND LOVE FOR THE AFFECTED
Faye felt isolated and alone in her disease until a nurse from AE’s community clinic in Uganda knocked on her door. Now she’s helping others cope with thier diagnosis and showing them the light of Jesus along the way! Watch her story!
EDUCATION UNITES COMMUNITIES
In Sub-Saharan Africa, 24.7 million people are living with HIV – it is the most serious HIV AIDs pandemic in the world. In Tanzania, about 1.4 million have AIDs and the country is working hard to combat the disease. AE has joined that fight.
African Enterprise provided scripture-based training to teachers, parents and students in Magu district, Tanzania, through an education and awareness campaign that reached thousands of young people in 58 schools.
“FOLLOWING THE AE TRAINING, I DISCOVERED THAT THE WAY OF GOD IS BASED ON TRUTH AND UNDERSTANDING AND NOT ON MYTHS OR RUMORS”
One of those schools was Manala Primary, where Yohana, a grade six student went to school. “Before training I had beliefs in traditional myths about HIV and AIDS,” he said. Like many of his friends and family, he followed the social stigma associated with HIV, where anyone with HIV is ostracized by their own community.
“Following the AE training, I discovered that the way of God is based on truth and understanding and not on myths or rumors,” said Yohana. “I’m now comfortable talking to my parents when discussing changes in my body and talking about HIV and AIDS. I am confident that I am special and unique and that God loves me and he wants me to live a life of purity.”
Yohana became a Christian through the campaign.
If you would like to join this fight against HIV and AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa, DONATE now!
SUPPORT AND HELP FOR THE HURTING
Miriam has been supported and helped through AE’s program. She is now healthy, has an accepting community and is able to provide for her family! Watch her story!
FOXFIRE YOUTH PROGRAM
SETTING YOUTH ABLAZE FOR CHRIST
The first African Enterprise Foxfire Team was established in 1980 when ten young men and six young women were sent out to the rural areas, townships and schools around Zimbabwe to take the Gospel to the people of their own country.
Mwenje we makava (Shona,) or Operation Foxfire, was originally named after Samson’s act of tying fire to the tails of 300 foxes and setting fields ablaze; a picture of the Holy Spirit setting ablaze the hearts of men and women with the Gospel.
Operation Foxfire has grown over the last three decades, training young people in evangelism and setting them lose to spread the fire of the Gospel through their communities. Today, the Foxfires operate through four separate programs in Zimbabwe, Kenya, Malawi and South Africa. They receive two months of training at the beginning of the year and serve the Lord in fulltime evangelism for the rest of that year, doing outreach programs in schools and colleges, visiting homes, putting on skits and worship programs across the cities of Africa. All in the name of Jesus!
YOU can help these passionate young men and women in their work, taking the Gospel to children, youth and adults across Africa: DONATE now.
A SIMPLe DEMONSTRATION OF LOVE
AE realizes the importance of living out the Gospel in DEED as well as in WORD. From building water tanks in Rwanda, to taking hygiene products to women prisoners in Ghana, to offering food to flood victims in Malawi, we work to make people’s lives a little better by meeting some of their most pressing needs. One of the places we go is into the Nairobi slum of Korogocho, to do a simple, yet powerful thing: build toilets.
Korogocho is one of the largest slums in Nairobi, Kenya with 150,000 people crammed into 1.5 square kilometers of the city.
“THE PRESENCE OF THAT TOILET MUST BE PREACHING TO THEM EVERY DAY ABOUT THE LOVE OF GOD,” SAID EDWARD. “IT’S ONE OF THOSE SILENT WAYS OF PREACHING, A BEAUTIFUL WAY OF PRESENTING THE GOSPEL WITHOUT CONFRONTATION.”
“We’ve built between 120 and 130 toilets over the years in Korogocho,” said Edward, of AE Kenya. “It’s a very poor neighborhood where people don’t usually have the luxury of a toilet. You rarely find such facilities there.”
After building the toilet, AE goes to the surrounding homes and prays with people. One particular community was full of Muslim families and AE got the chance to share the Gospel through prayer with them.
“The presence of that toilet must be preaching to them every day about the love of God,” said Edward. “It’s one of those silent ways of preaching, a beautiful way of presenting the Gospel without confrontation.”
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