We love sharing stories of how our Restoring Hope program is helping people by providing training in fundamental financial management:
Valentine is a widow from Kanadaria who has been selling food staples in her local market for a long time. However, she didn't experience growth in her business until she completed NVI's Restoring Hope training program where she learned to separate business and household finances, save for emergencies, and basic marketing skills. After putting this training into practice, she has money used specifically for her business, which is growing and generating a profit enabling her to build the display you see in this photo. Valentine also has money to meet her household needs and savings she can draw on in the event of an emergency.
We would like you to meet Felix. Felix is an orphan staying with his aging grandmother. He has some support through House of Hope Ministry in Katito, Kenya, where he is grade 10. The Social Worker at House of Hope attended NVI's training, and turned around and taught the material to some of the older orphans.
Felix began keeping some chickens and once he had about 25 chickens, he sold twenty and bought a sheep. As a result, he has been able to support his grandmother with part of his profits during this pandemic period. He is optimistic that when schools reopen, he will be able to buy for himself some of his school supplies.
NVI is honored to be able work with orphans like Felix!
Introducing NVI's First program - Restoring Hope. This is our primary program, working through churches and NGOs to provide their members and local populations the tools and training to get out of poverty and provide for their children.
Over the past few weeks, we had an amazing opportunity to interview widows in Kandaria and Katito as part of our Restoring Hope program. For this initiative, we will be granting business re-development grants to widows whose businesses were hit hard by COVID lockdowns. The widows created a business plan and came to the meeting prepared to discuss their plan with the NVI interviewers. We can’t wait to see how each of these ladies succeed and pray for continued blessings on their business ventures. Stay tuned for more updates as we continue this project.