Full house on Sunday at the Zarephath Church
After the service I was able to meet with the choir to encourage them and deliver $500 to Eric, the Hermon preacher, for microloans. Many U.S. partners have contributed to provide these loans. Partners do not ask for the return of the loans, but the women do pay back the loans, which are then recycled into ongoing loans.
Most of the women who receive loans at Hermon are prostitutes because of the genocide of 1994. With the destruction of the infrastructure and the loss of their husbands, many struggle just to feed their children. These microloans provide a way for these women to start a small business. It is truly a hand-up, not a handout and offers dignity out of a life of shame.
delivers microloans to Eric and Theophile who will oversee the distribution of these gifts.