If you’re reading this blog, you’re probably someone who longs to see justice triumph. You're not comfortable to just sit back and wait for justice to happen. You are engaged in the work, confronting the great injustices that are plaguing the world today. Through your time, talent and financial support, you are doing the work of justice. But to truly bring an end to injustice, we need to know what we’re up against. We have to get at the root of the problem – the parts of poverty that can’t be fixed with money and food donations; the parts that rob dignity and community from our neighbors around the world.
At World Relief, we meet heroes everyday who have tremendous capacity to overcome the issues that surround them and threaten to steal their hope. But to do this, these men and women need more than a temporary solution, a one-time handout, they need to be empowered – equipped with knowledge and skills necessary to bring lasting change and the opportunities to write a new chapter for their communities.
Consider the story of Capitoline – a farmer from a rural district in Burundi where 90 percent of the population live on less than $2 a day. She believed her entire life would be dedicated to working the land in order to make a meager living, but once she received the training and tools to become a community health worker, she dedicated her life to confronting diseases like malaria, a preventable illness that impacts thousands of children under the age of five throughout her country each year. Not only has she treated 27 children with malaria, but she’s also empowering other women with health education. These women then go out and have the same positive influence on their communities, creating a ripple effect that changes their lives and the lives of their children.
You can do something today to empowerfarmers like Capitoline so they are equipped to turn their vision into reality - using tools and training to become successful farmers, community health workers, pastors or parents who raise strong and healthy children.
Are you looking for a new way to make a difference in the most vulnerable places in the world? Take action today and Empower a Hero.
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