As we approach the end of 2015 and begin to reflect on what we are grateful for our thoughts turn to the opportunities we have had to be a part of SageView Foundation and the development of specific initiatives that we hold close to our hearts.
We are reminded of the importance of coming alongside one another for encouragement and support. It is with humility, that we thank you for your patronage and the privilege it is for us to serve you…. and to serve others in our community and across the globe.
- Organic Farm (Rwanda) It was with great joy that we completed the purchase of 7 acres of land and began to prepare the site for our greenhouse, crops and fruit trees. William Mwangi, ergonomist, joined the team as our leader and is moving us forward at a great pace.
- Comfort My People (Rwanda) Continues to be committed to its mission and grow in its impact in the lives of those they serve in Rwanda. Eighteen widows received a roof over their heads, workers were hired as a part of the Organic Farm project, and students have received scholarships for elementary school.
- Northrise University (Zambia) In 2016, the school will open its doors at their main campus, students will move into dormitories and a new generation of young men and women will be equipped to lead Zambia both economically and spiritually,
- Hope International (Dominican Republic) A team from SageView travelled to the Dominican Republic to see firsthand the life change that occurs when people are given an opportunity to provide for their families through faith based microfinance.
- Many Hopes (Kenya) By helping to fund homes for orphaned boys and girls we are watching this organization raise up a network or children who will defeat the causes of poverty around them.
- Orangewood (Santa Ana, Ca) We are committed to coming along side this organization as they support those foster young that are young adults and still need resources and support in order to survive in the world.
In 2016, Hope International will partner with SageView Foundation to bring a lending group to the Ntarama District, in Rwanda, where the widow’s homes have been built, the Organic Farm is located and children have been receiving scholarships.
Last month representatives from Rwanda’s Comfort My People and the Organic Farm went to Zambia to meet with the team at Northrise. They were able to share their own unique knowledge in farming, greenhouse technology and plan to collaborate in the future.