ZOE’s 3-Year Solution

THE HOLISTIC, SUSTAINABLE APPROACH TO END POVERTY

By providing a foundation of relationships, training and resources, ZOE equips orphans and vulnerable children with the physical and psychological support to find their voice and utilize their God-given gifts and talents to make sustainable change in their own lives and within their communities.

ZOE’s 3-Year Solution

THE HOLISTIC, SUSTAINABLE APPROACH TO END POVERTY

By providing a foundation of relationships, training and resources, ZOE equips orphans and vulnerable children with the physical and psychological support to find their voice and utilize their God-given gifts and talents to make sustainable change in their own lives and within their communities.

Year One

LIFE-SKILLS TRAINING

Year Two

ENTREPRENEURIAL TRAINING

Year Three

COMMUNITY IMPACT

Year One

Children are inspired to dream about their future while their most urgent needs are met through grants. Hope that tomorrow will be better than today begins to generate.

Group Formation

Eligible children are identified by community leaders, the group is formed, peer leaders are elected and an adult mentor from the community is nominated.

Food Security

Children receive a small grant and training to begin a husbandry and farming project

Secure Housing

Funds are provided through housing grants for the most urgent and desperate needs.

Healthcare/Hygiene

In-country staff conduct training in personal hygiene. Emergency medical intervention is provided in critical cases.

Child Rights

Local officials conduct training on the rights of the child and how to enforce those rights allowing for the children to build a relationship with the person in charge.

Education

Empowerment group members are assisted with the costs associated with enrolling in school.

Income Generation

Training is conducted on market evaluation, profit margins and risk, while individual businesses begin to profit from issued micro-grants.

Community Connections

Hope is instilled as goals and dreams for the future are documented on a “Dream Chart” and community connections begin to form.

Spiritual Development

The Lord’s prayer is learned along with what it means for an orphan to call God “Father.”

The Report for a ZOE Partner - Year 1

After partnering with ZOE, you’ll receive a summary of the first nine months of the activities of the empowerment group, along with a group photo and a list of names.

How We Know It Works

Proof that doing less for orphans helps

Year One

Children are inspired to dream about their future while their most urgent needs are met through grants. Hope that tomorrow will be better than today begins to generate.

Group Formation

Eligible children are identified by community leaders, the group is formed, peer leaders are elected and an adult mentor from the community is nominated.

Food Security

Children receive a small grant and training to begin a husbandry and farming project

Secure Housing

Funds are provided through housing grants for the most urgent and desperate needs.

Healthcare/Hygiene

In-country staff conduct training in personal hygiene. Emergency medical intervention is provided in critical cases.

Child Rights

Local officials conduct training on the right of the child and how to enforce those rights allowing for the children to build a relationship with the person in charge.

Education

Empowerment group members are assisted with the costs associated with enrolling in school.

Income Generation

Training is conducted on market evaluation, profit margins and risk, while individual businesses begin to profit from issued micro-grants.

Community Connections

Hope is instilled as goals and dreams for the future are documented on a “Dream Chart” and community connections begin to form.

Spiritual Development

The Lord’s prayer is learned along with what it means for an orphan to call God “Father.”

The Report for a ZOE Partner - Year 1

After partnering with ZOE, you’ll receive a summary of the first nine months of the activities of the empowerment group, along with a group photo and a list of names.

Year Two

Leaders emerge and children flourish as young entrepreneurs – dignity is restored as neighbors who once saw these children as a problem, develop a new respect for them as they bear witness to the empowerment journey.

Group Formation

Children are no longer isolated because their group becomes like a family. The group income generating activity produces income that is deposited into the group’s bank account.

Food Security

Animals reproduce and crops provide the income to purchase land for more gardens and crops.

Secure Housing

Homes of deceased parents are repaired using individual and group savings account funds.

Healthcare/Hygiene

National health insurance is obtained or medical savings accounts are funded.

Child Rights

Voices of children are amplified in the community as their social status rises.

Education

School fees are funded by individual and household businesses.

Income Generation

Loans are issued and paid back to the group bank account. Individual bank accounts and businesses grow in sophistication.

Community Connections

Confidence grows as children see their businesses succeed while being a part of a loving and supportive empowerment group.

Spiritual Development

Children experience community with others, they pray together, and they are confident to attend church when they are clean and have the proper attire.

The Report for a ZOE Partner - Year 2

All ZOE partners receive an annual summary report with specifies changes in health and hygiene, housing, and education, as well as individual case studies on a few children.

How We Know It Works

Proof that doing less for orphans helps

Year Two

Leaders emerge and children flourish as young entrepreneurs – dignity is restored as neighbors who once saw these children as a problem, develop a new respect for them as they bear witness to the empowerment journey.

Group Formation

Children are no longer isolated because their group becomes like a family. The group income generating project produces income that is deposited into the group’s bank account.

Food Security

Animals reproduce and crops provide the income to purchase land for more gardens and crops.

Secure Housing

Homes of deceased parents are repaired using individual and group savings account funds.

Healthcare/Hygiene

National health insurance is obtained or medical savings accounts are funded.

Child Rights

Voices of children are amplified in the community as their social status rises.

Education

School fees are funded by individual and household businesses.

Income Generation

Loans are issued and paid back to the group bank account. Individual bank accounts and businesses grow in sophistication.

Community Connections

Confidence grows as children see their businesses succeed while being a part of a loving and supportive empowerment group.

Spiritual Development

Children experience community with others, they pray together, and they are confident to attend church when they are clean and have the proper attire.

The Report for a ZOE Partner - Year 2

All ZOE partners receive an annual summary report which specifies changes in health and hygiene, housing, and education, as well as individual case studies on a few children.

Year Three

Children have turned their lives around without handouts, using only local resources, giving them a new voice as respected leaders. Businesses diversify and expand—building up the economy of entire communities in the process.

Group Formation

Group income generating activities grow in sophistication funding micro-loans to expand individual businesses. The bond among members remain long past graduation.

Food Security

Children are eating nutritious meals 2-3 times each day and sharing with other vulnerable children in the community.

Secure Housing

New land is acquired and homes are built from surplus business income.

Healthcare/Hygiene

Business income and personal dignity paves the way for nutritious meals, clean clothing and access to healthcare.

Child Rights

Children have an understanding of enforcing their human rights and can point to examples with successful outcomes.

Education

Younger siblings are well on their way toward completion of a formal education and college plans begin to take shape.

Income Generation

Child-led families run multiple businesses which employ siblings and members of the community.

Community Connections

Children gain a sense of belonging and customers see their talents as businesses leaders in the community.

Spiritual Development

Children experience the gospel in action without coercion. God’s power is evident in their lives, as they live out their faith by serving their community.

The Report for a ZOE Partner - Year 3

As a ZOE partner, an annual report will be sent to you which will cover the progress of the empowerment group and the connections they have made in their communities.

How We Know It Works

Proof that doing less for orphans helps

Year Three

Children have turned their lives around without handouts using only local resources giving them a new voice as respected leaders. Businesses diversify and expand—building up the economy of entire communities in the process.

Group Formation

Group income generating activities grow in sophistication funding micro-loans to expand individual businesses. The bond among members remain long past graduation.

Food Security

Children are eating nutritious meals 2-3 times each day and sharing with other vulnerable children in the community.

Secure Housing

New land is acquired and homes are built from surplus business income.

Healthcare/Hygiene

Business income and personal dignity paves the way for nutritious meals, clean clothing and access to healthcare.

Child Rights

Children have an understanding of enforcing their human rights and can point to examples with successful outcomes.

Education

Younger siblings are well on their way toward completion of a formal education and college plans begin to take shape.

Income Generation

Child-led families run multiple businesses which employ siblings and members of the community.

Community Connections

Children gain a sense of belonging and customers see their talents as businesses leaders in the community.

Spiritual Development

Children experience the gospel in action without coercion. God’s power is evident in their lives, as they live out their faith by serving their community.

The Report for a ZOE Partner - Year 3

As a ZOE partner, an annual report would be sent to you covering the progress of the empowerment group and the connections they have made in their communities.

How We Know It Works

Proof that doing less for orphans helps

Less is more.

By doing less for orphans, ZOE leaves room for them to do more for themselves. Children who were once vulnerable become educated entrepreneurs and respected leaders who give back—transforming their communities, never needing charity again and ending the cycle of extreme poverty.