New Sprouts in the Vineyard!
One year ago, many of you attended NewVInes International’s virtual concert benefitting widows in East Africa whose businesses had been hurt by COVID-19 lockdowns. Then, in March of this year we began distributing the first round of the grants you generously provided– with the specific purpose that the funds be used by those women to build (or rebuild) sustainable businesses for themselves.
This July we visited several of our grant recipients to see how they are doing. One of our beneficiaries tells her story in the attached video. Her creativity is inspiring!
Our 2021 year-end campaign will again focus on funding widows or single women to build or re-build businesses. Would you please consider helping us to help them with both your financial support, and your prayers?
You can provide financial support at:
1) The NVI website: https://www.newvinesintl.org/fund-a-new-small-business.html
2) By sending a check to NewVines International, P.O. 2971, Salem, VA 24153
3) Through PayPal (NewVines International)
A while ago a pastor contacted me... He had been fasting for his churches, and the Holy Spirit gave him some English words. He looked 'em up and .... they were our ministry name! Eventually NVI started training a group from his church. Recently I received the following pictures and text from him (stuff in parenthesis are mine):
Over the last several weeks we've been posting pictures of some of our successful businesswomen. These pictures show the end product of a long process - successful small businesses.
But NVI's real strength is in the process that goes ahead of this - training that transforms minds, hearts, and perspectives.
This is a picture of some of "our" women in Western Kenya going through our training module on Managing Business Money. Most of these women have not completed beyond 6th grade, nor do they speak either English or Swahili. But they have good business sense nonetheless - they just need a little guidance. NVI has been able to use/develop training geared to their level of training and experience, as well as to previously train a local Kenyan who speaks their own tribal language.
So here we have a group of women learning things that will improve their businesses and their lives, that were previously unavailable to them. Thank you, Lord!
If you wish to help others start small businesses to get out of poverty, please consider donating to this initiative at https://www.newvinesintl.org/fund-a-new-small-business.html
Last week, we shared a touching story about Rachel, a young mother and wife of a young pastor, who came to our first training session. Rachel used what she learned to establish a business that is continuing to grow despite challenges presented during COVID lockdowns. We are excited to show more about what Rachel has done with her business. With this new and updated video, we have included photos and subtitles so you can see how this training has changed Rachel’s life for her and her family. Listen to her story below…