Hands with Hope, a CWR-funded project in Colombia, works with woman who are internally displaced, abused, working in bars and/or are single mothers, living in at-risk communities. The project equips a group of 10 women through small business training sessions and in sewing and craft making classes, providing them with opportunities to support themselves and their families financially; even more, the project gives them hope and a purpose.
We just received an update from the Hands with Hope ministry, which let us know what has been happening recently. The ministry has elected a new administrator of the sewing group named Yeidy, who is responsible for organizing the group and moving the ministry to its next steps. They are planning to open a small sewing shop that will help seven women and their families. The group also just purchased five new sewing machines and materials, which allow them to hire more women.
The ministry is held at the home of a woman named Stella, who is one of the women participating in the ministry. She is very invested in the project, even to the point of remodeling her home so that there is space for the new sewing machines and for more women to start working at the Hands with Hope Sewing Shop. The sewing shop began operation at the beginning of March.
We are grateful for projects like Hands with Hope and for invested people like Yeidy and Stella, who show the love of Christ to others.