Through the Microfinance Program, widows are empowered and enabled to become self-sufficient and fully live.
Broken and in need
Orphans and widows have held a special place in God’s heart. “Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress,” writes Jesus’ Apostle James.
Today in Burkina Faso, many widows and orphans are prone to distress, due to the social and economic conditions within the country. When a husband dies, the widow often loses all her financial security, safety, and familial support. Some women struggle to find work. Those that do are often subjected to long hours and little pay, placing a hardship on the entire family.
“Society has forgotten we widows. The church has forgotten us. And our in-laws have forgotten us. We were rejected. But praise to God! Weaving Grace has search for us and has put us together in a family.” says widow Pengwende.
Restoring widows to wholeness
Weaving Grace Ministry was started to empower widows to regain personal dignity through developing a business or trade that provides for her and her children’s needs.
Working with leaders in many of Burkina Faso’s communities, Weaving Grace provides widows with a safe, loving environment with the help of a dedicated support group. Through a specialized Micro-Finance Initiative, these widows are then provided with a structure to earn an income by their own means, teaching them baseline business skills and offering financial assistance to start a business venture or trade of their choosing.
But the mission of Weaving Grace is bigger than that: It is nothing less than to restore hope for the widowed women of Burkina Faso – inspiring and encouraging them to reach their full potential in Jesus Christ.
“My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ.”
Individualized attention and support for widows’ emotional and spiritual health
Training on how to start and
maintain a business
Financial assistance for
business start-up costs
As an extension of Kingdom Investment International’s Micro-Finance Initiative, Weaving Grace provides individualized attention to meet the needs of widows on a holistic basis. We do this while offering the very practical tools necessary for the women to advance economically, as we instill pride, dignity, emotional healing and well-being, giving a world of hope.