Current Projects

Kampala, Uganda

Phase one is completed! Daughter Valerie and I visited “A Child’s Voice,” our partner in Kampala, Uganda to meet the women and celebrate their success. 12 women have invested time learning, practicing, and creating items for themselves or their children.   Margaret’s skill demonstrates a knack for making garments that will sell.   While learning to sew is the goal, these women have become friends who depend on each other for encouragement in the midst of their struggles.   9 year old Prossy holds baby brother so Mom can concentrate on tailoring. With 6 other children, simply attending class to […]

Asamankese, Ghana Project 2

January 29, 2014–September 20, 2014 25 graduates The great success of Asamankese’s first project inspired us to train 25 more widows in this community. Attending the graduation of the first group confirmed that eager learners deserve an opportunity to become skilled tailors. Victory Baptist Church’s Pastor Bonsu and his team selected the class from their large widows group. In January Theo and Monica Asare, our Theovision partners, delivered 25 machines and the hard work began.   Daughter Valerie Hogan and I traveled for the graduation in September with memories of the fashion shows presented by the first class. We were […]

Bathore Albania

Our first project in Albania is under way! What began as a trip to explore widows needs in 2014 has resulted in eager learners in Bathore. Our partner is Enkeleda Kumaraku, founder of Radio 7 in Tirana. Partnering through a church, these motivated women have great needs and have experienced great loss. With children to support and few opportunities in Bathore, which is on the outskirts of Tirana, they will learn quickly and have new opportunities in that capitol. “Albania’s beauty is beyond words. Mountains rising on either side of silver rivers, lush vineyards, roses of hews I’ve never seen […]