Equipping Africans to take Responsibility!
Possibilities Africa has been working among the communities of Rwanda to equip Africans to take responsibility instead of depending on handouts. As Rwandan local leaders grow in unity they also impact their members spiritually, socially and economically. Here is what is happening in the Rutsiro community in Rwanda:
- A group of 33 pastor leaders from different denominations have come together to form a CIFA group to champion holistic transformation in their community;
- They represent over 12,400 church members within the community;
- That group of pastors has formed 49 life groups through which they engage their church members;
- In 2017, 33 pastors planted and harvested over 9 tons of potatoes in order to make income rather than relying on offerings from their extremely poor villagers; and
- Our efforts have attracted the attention of the Rwandan government. The community has started a potato seed production project worth over US $30,000, with minimal contributions from the Rwanda government and Possibilities Africa.
This is one example of how locals are learning to create the change they desire to improve their lives. With God all things are possible!