Sharing hopeful gifts in Eastleigh, Nairobi!
This Advent, a hundred families living in the vulnerable communities of Nairobi are receiving much-needed water filtration systems purchased thanks to contributions from churches and individuals from across Canada.
We want to thank everyone who has participated in the 2017 Hopeful Gifts for Change Christmas catalog program. Your generosity is transforming the lives of families around the world, who are encountering the love and hope of Christ through the words and deeds of ministries like the Urban Self Help Group project in Nairobi.
Through the CBM Christmas gift catalog, you are able to purchase tangible gifts from sending a child to school to providing a calf or pig to a struggling family in a rural village. Over the years, we have witnessed first hand the profound impact that these gifts make in bringing hope and joy into the lives of people across Africa.
Erica and the SHG team preparing for their first of four
water filter distributions and training for this year.
Aisha welcoming the beneficiaries of today's training
These gifts are given in the context of long-term ministries that build relationships of love and support. Gifts are selected through discussion and participation of beneficiaries, who are empowered to identify local problems and solutions facing their families and community.
Many of the gifts, like water filters and farm animals, are accompanied by training and ongoing support from our church partners and teams.
Aaron being beautified by the ladies!
Laura with SHG members
Our friend and colleague Andre Sibomana getting to know one
of the children of the SHG members
Erica, Aisha, and Laura with several of the beneficiaries of the water filter systems in Eastleigh
Aisha assembling one of the new water filters
You can be a part of bringing a gift of hope this Christmas through the Hopeful Gifts for Change.