Healthy families are the bedrock of healthy communities.

Empowering women is a key contributor to economic development and sustaining heart transformation. New life is lived in the family. Empowering women financially as well as with the Word of God provides the necessities for whole families to grow abundantly in Christ.

Why Women?

A mother’s greatest desire is for her children’s well-being and success, but in rural Africa many mothers struggle daily to make ends meet. Gender inequalities entrap the women, who are viewed as subservient to men, and girls are not sent to school. Most women are entirely dependent on their husband’s income and what he chooses to do with it. If a lucky girl goes to school, she often will not continue past menstruation age because of stigmatization and a lack of availability of feminine hygiene care. Tragic losses, easily preventable by simple education and medical care, punctuate this struggle to break free from this cycle of poverty.

Favor’s Women’s Empowerment ministry ends this cycle by equipping women to generate their own income through training in skills, emotional wholeness, parenting, and financial management. This income gains them a measure of respect and independence from their husbands and funds the medical and educational needs of all their children.

In each community we serve, the local women choose a specific project that will help their immediate needs and open opportunities. Kinds of projects we offer range from providing oxen for plowing, bringing baby animals and skills to raise them for profit, or providing sewing or other skills with related equipment.

The women leave these meetings not only with a planned solution in hand, but with great joy as they realize God has blessed them with the gifts, callings and creativity needed to see transformation in their families and their community.

We advance gender equality because Christ values girls and women. We provide general and maternal health, vocational training and discipleship. We provide them with the tools to start businesses. When women succeed it has great impact on families and communities… They can become leaders and agents of change.

How to Sponsor a Women’s Empowerment Project

The average women’s empowerment project costs $, which covers:

  • Cost of seed, animals, and equipment, which the local women will share and multiply with their work.
  • Wages for trainers and teachers, vehicle service expenses, and other administrative costs.
  • Travel to and from the village by truck for delivering and picking up equipment, and followup training and reporting.

You can support a whole women’s empowerment project with a one-time gift, or give $ monthly to support a whole project in only one year! The result will be women, children, families – and therefore communities – changed for generations to come.

Example Meeting of a Women's Empowerment Group

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“The suffering church knows what it means to be the sacrificial church. We’re worshiping in war zones. We’re turning mercenaries into missionaries.”

— Carole Ward

Favor’s Women Empowerment Process

Families with limited resources do not send their girls to school. A mother’s greatest desire is for her children’s well-being and success, but in rural Uganda many mothers struggle daily to make ends meet. Education and basic medical care remain beyond their grasp and tragic losses that should have been easily preventable punctuate their struggle to break free from the cycle of poverty.

A component of our community revitalization outreach, Favor’s women’s empowerment program was designed to end this cycle by equipping women to begin their own income generating projects through training in skills and trades, emotional healing and wholeness, parenting skills, and financial management.

The process begins through our Community Revitalization program, as teams select women who have proven faithfulness through regular tithing and attendance at their local church as well as at portable bible school and trauma counseling sessions. These women then gather to tackle their problems together.

Every empowerment meeting starts as our staff ask the women about their goals and challenges. As the Favor team listens, they begin to ask questions. What steps are you currently taking? What resources and skills do you have? What do you think would be the best solution? As the discussion progresses, the team helps the villagers discover their own solutions, uniquely suited to the circumstances they face.

Based on interest, skills and resources the women may choose to become artisans creating beads and textiles; to learn husbandry, beginning poultry, pig or farming projects; or to learn a trade such a tailoring.

Having decide a course of action, we aid them in forming their own structure and accountability system and planning ongoing follow-up as they begin to implement their new strategy. The women leave the meeting not only with a planned solution in hand, but with great joy as they realize God has blessed them with the gifts, callings, creativity needed to see transformation brought to their families and their community. Having received additional marriage and family training, each woman is encouraged to involve their children and husbands throughout the process of their project.

Over the next year, the women are mentored as they implement their project, and many involve their children and husbands. Discipleship also continues through ongoing small group Bible study.

Recent Women Empowerment Reports

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“You want God to do the impossible? Put your feet into the impossibility, and watch God divide the water… You watch God do the supernatural, but go step on it. Go step on it.”

— Carole Ward

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