The Gospel is the foundation of healthy economies.
And healthy economies help lay new foundations of the Gospel shared freely.
We strongly believe in self-sustained economic development that can take communities from poverty to productivity. To alleviate poverty, profitable businesses must be created and sustained. We take a self-reliant approach through our model of education, empowerment, and investment. By providing training, especially in agricultural skills, overall community health and income is greatly impacted. We help communities develop the gifts and talents that God has given by equipping them with resources and opportunities. Your donation will provide life-changing support.
Rural Economic Empowerment
The land of Uganda is beautiful and fertile with three growing seasons per year, yet the wars of the last decade destroyed much infrastructure bringing development to a halt. South Sudan is hotter and drier but has great mineral wealth and pockets of fertile land.Most importantly, the real wealth of the land is in her people, who are numerous, hard-working, and have much time available.
Favor’s development initiatives address agricultural and economic training that equips women and men of all ages to become successful while providing an ongoing stream of sustainability for ministry activities. We bring economic empowerment to the rural villages through women’s empowerment, parts of our portable Bible school curriculum, and village learning centers.
Local Economic Empowerment
Favor’s agricultural development initiatives include the cultivation of a fourteen acre farm on the Gulu Institute for Transformation work study property just outside the city of Gulu (location). At the HOH, sponsored children from our foster care program as well as those from our rehabilitation program are trained in valuable agricultural and farming skills as they learn to grow and sell cassava and beans and to raise and care for fruit orchards. The income generated from these sales is applied directly toward the operation of our primary school, work study and rehabilitation programs. Having completed the program, children are fully equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to establish and operate profitable farming businesses of their own.
Economic development initiatives also take place inside the city of Gulu and the surrounding villages through our Women’s Empowerment program and through our Leadership Training Institute, which both jump-start participants in personal business ventures. Other business initiatives currently under development are a tailoring school, chapatti cooking and solar bakery businesses, poultry, pig, goat, beekeeping, orchard, fish ponds and aquaponics projects and also a wedding dress rental shop, which is near completion. Once enough dresses have been collected, the shop will be opened to rent beautiful western wedding gowns to Ugandans at affordable prices. Your donations of good and funds are making these visions possible.