The East Africa Project is currently working on several projects. Read more below!
The Rebecca House
On October 23, Rebecca Khasoa cut the ribbon and the people literally danced their way onto the grounds of "The Rebecca House" in Kakamega, Kenya! Twelve treadle sewing machines are now set up in the building, along with 2 overlock machines and a knitting machine. The tables and chairs are in place and the tailoring classes have begun. If God allows we will bring some ladies from Bellevue in March to encourage the women at the house. They have bigger plans for the future including classes on raising chickens and goats, table banking, small business skills and of course, discipleship!
We have partnered with an indigenous organization in Nairobi called SOMO Africa. SOMO partners with local entrepreneurs looking to drive change by building enterprises in their own low-income urban communities. They do so by training indigenous peoples in basic business principles and by helping mentor them as they start their own enterprises. We have now trained three different groups of students in basic business principles. We are looking to add more classes in 2023
Kenyenya VoTech Center
The Kenyenya Ministry Training center, led by Pastor Christiano Mboyi, provides seminary-type training to young men and women entering the ministry, but the students have challenges paying for their living expenses while they are training. Through your support, Pastor Christiano has now begun a Vo-Tech program that will help the students not only pay their expenses but also learn a craft that will be useable the rest of their ministry. The first training is being conducted at the new Welding Workshop. As God provides the funding the plan is to add hairdressing, woodworking, and computer literacy classes. We have also partnered with SOMO Africa to provide ToT (Training of Trainer) curriculum for small business training.