Impacting Niger – Rebuilding Homes
Donating to this fund provides subsidy for metal hut poles to families for their homes. Typically used wooden poles will last from one to three years, whereas metal poles should last a decade or more.
Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act. Do not say to your neighbor, “Come back tomorrow and I’ll give it to you”— when you already have it with you.
The Old Testament law mandated that field owners leave some of their crop for the poor. It was only because of this that Ruth was able to gather in Boaz’ field to support herself and her family after famine and loss left them destitute (Ruth 2:17). Today however, thanks to Jesus’ sacrifice, we have the Holy Spirit’s prompting to lead us in helping those in poverty.
Your donation to this project will help break the spirit of poverty by sending an underprivileged child to school. It will subsidize the cost of tuition, school supplies, tutoring and literacy classes for pre-schoolers. With one of the greatest illiteracy rates in the world, an estimated1 35% of primary-aged children are never enrolled in school. As we seek to break the spirit of poverty here in Niger, we find, especially for girls, that helping with their education will delay the age at which they are “given in marriage.” When girls get an education, their earnings increase so they can invest back into their families, empowering them for a better future.
Pray that the cycle of poverty will be broken in Niger through these ministries.