Through this program, thousands of families have been able to start or expand small businesses that provide a regular income. This is a dream come true for families in Romania, Moldova, Ukraine, Liberia, Nicaragua, and the Middle East where jobs are scarce and opportunities limited. Recipients have used their Family-Self-Support funds to build greenhouses, purchase livestock or tractors, expand construction businesses, start taxi services, and much more.
Opportunity for an abandoned mother
Ada,* a young Liberian mother, found herself abandoned, forced to provide for her seven children alone. How could she earn a living while making sure her children were cared for? Her youngest daughters were quadruplets, not even one year old. Ada’s husband deserted...
A sewing machine for an Egyptian mother
Aisha* is an Egyptian mother that lives in a needy village and carries the strain of providing for her four children and ailing husband.
Family sustained by raising sheep
Raising sheep was not new to him. In his younger days, he had worked in a sheepfold and learned the secrets of the trade.
Self-help resources for needy families in Egypt
Desperately poor families in Egypt are finding ways to provide for themselves through the Family-Self-Support program.
Giving Ukrainian breadwinners a way to provide
In the area of Ukraine where Taras Ninich lives, jobs are hard to find. Breadwinners often travel to foreign countries for work.
Cheesemaking business supports family in Ukraine
In 2018, Viktor and his wife started a small business of making cheese. They bought around 21 gallons of milk in one manufacturing cycle .
Beekeeping project supports family of nine
A beekeeping business helps Marius, a Romanian father, earn enough to feed his family. He is thankful for the Family Self Support fund that assisted him.
Helping families work together to earn an income
Through the gift of a greenhouse, Sorin was able to make good use of the fertile soil he had available. For this, Sorin and Lidia are so grateful.
Providing income for an Egyptian widow
As a widow in the Egyptian culture, Miriam has few options of finding work.The Family-Self-Support program, gave her a cow which provides some income.
Working for a new House
Raducu is a church leader in Romania who works hard to support his family and shepherd his congregation. His family of nine lives in a small lean-to house they built beside their church.