NEW LIFE FAMILY CENTER
THE OPPORTUNITY: NEW SKILLS, NEW LIFE, NEW FUTURE
New Prospects: Feeding the Body
Each year, 70 women are trained through Africa New Life Ministries’ vocational training program through the New Life Family Center. These women come from a variety of challenging life experiences: many are HIV-positive, single mothers, windowed, in abusive situations (or emerging from them), and all are poor. Women in the program receive a regular daily meal to ensure their good health.
New Skills: Feeding the Mind
The vocational training program offers these vulnerable women the opportunity to learn tailoring, a vital skill offering a future of employment and the chance to escape poverty.
New Lives: Feeding the Spirit
While tailoring is the aim of the training, transforming lives is the goal of the vocational training program. Weekly devotions are an ongoing part of the vocational training program. This emphasis on Christian principles results in many women giving their lives to Christ each year through the program.
New Future: Feeding Hope
Graduates of Africa New Life’s vocational training program include a woman who started her own co-op with other graduates, women who have started their own businesses in Kigali, and many others employed throughout the city.
ABOUT THE NEW LIFE FAMILY CENTER
New Life Family Center was founded by Florence Mugisha, wife of Africa New Life founder Charles Mugisha Buregeya. The Center is located in Kigali on Africa New Life’s Dream Center campus. In addition to providing vocational training, New Life Family Center operates a store offering items handmade by women in the vocational training program. In September 2011, Martha Campbell Pullen, host of Martha’s Sewing Room on PBS, visited Africa New Life’s operations in Rwanda. Click here to see the footage of Martha in Kigali.
The 70 women trained each year through New Life Family Center are in need of regular support. The total budget for this ministry is $83,350. Just $1600 supports a woman all the way through the program. If you are interested in supporting the women at the New Life Family Center, please donate now.
Even $25 provides training, counseling, discipleship, and food for a woman for a week.