Cheering erupted amongst the hundreds of ZOE children gathered. As of November 19, 2018, $11,000 has been raised by over 800 children to donate back to the ZOE program. The children-now donors-are grateful and generous young people; this is the definition of empowerment.
Gaston Warner, CEO of ZOE, talks about how doing less for orphans actually creates space for them to do more.
Miriam felt it was her responsibility to take care of her grandmother and four younger relatives, but being the mom was overwhelming.
“I use to be so angry. I thought God forgot about me,” said Obald. “I know now that God has a plan for me. I am reminded of God’s blessings when I share my bread with all the children… It is my responsibility to help others.”
Watch how together, we can end the cycle of poverty through empowerment.
“I am happy to give part of what God has blessed me with through ZOE. I am now empowered to help others in my community and beyond. I have learned that it is more blessed to give than to receive.”
How do you measure empowerment? One powerful action taken this year by 510 young people in the ZOE Kenya program reveals what true empowerment means to ZOE.
“We thank you a lot and we appreciate the support that you offered to us because now we are far ahead.”
Gratitude brings humility. I will forever choke up each time I sit in front of a young man or young woman and watch their eyes light up as they express their gratitude.
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