“Thanks to Kick Off to Hope, I can afford to live. I can buy toothpaste for my family.”
Who we work with: the most vulnerable members of the community in areas where people are at risk (for example, in port communities where the population is transient): men and women suffering from HIV, prostitutes, orphans, widows and the very poor, including children and young people.
What we offer: ‘Kick Off’ provides an injection of hope when all hope has gone. We provide training so that vulnerable people can develop a skill to earn a living and we share the love of God with them so that they realise they are precious and loved, even though their lives have been incredibly tough.
Our projects include:
Sewing training schools offering a six month programme. At the end of the course, Kick Off helps the graduates to get together in groups to start a small sewing cooperative.
Reaching prostitutes Based in the south of the countrythis project provides a way out for the many women here caught up in prostitution.
HIV AIDS project offering training and support for men and women so that they can look after themselves and care for their families. Kick Off helps the sufferers to create a loan cooperative and provides a shared piece of land for growing vegetables to sell, to provide an income.
Football projects reach children and young people, helping them enjoy the sport and to learn positive Christian values.
Recent Story of Transformation
One young girl shared how her father had died and her mother kicked her out, so she had no means to live. She heard about the sewing training and jumped at the opportunity to learn a skill which will help her to make a new start.
More sewing machines (there are many more individuals who would like to take part in the programme and some women walk 5km to get there)!
Fabric for the training and for the sewing cooperatives
Car so that the team can help communities in the hills
The children ask for prayer ‘that they would succeed in their lives’
For all those currently undergoing training and those who would like to take part in future courses
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