Restored

05. February 2013 Self Help 0
I just received this incredible story of restoration from Cross International’s ministry partner Kaibigan Ministry in the Philippines. Kaibigan means “friend” and that’s exactly what this holistic outreach is to the homeless street dwellers of metro-Manila. Just ask Joemar Fetiza: Joemar was born and raised in a rural province of the Philippines and, like so ...

Booming Business in Jubilee

06. November 2012 Haiti, Self Help 0
At only 23 years old, Benson Theodore is already generating much-needed business in the desolate community of Jubilee, Haiti. Despite its name, Jubilee is depressed and destitute—a squatter’s settlement on the outskirts of Gonaives. Due to the overwhelming poverty, it is often said that Jubilee is to Haiti what Haiti is to the United States. ...

180-Degree Transformation

25. May 2012 Self Help 0
I was really fortunate to visit the Kaibigan (“Friend”) Ministry, a partner we support in the Philippines. This ministry transforms the lives of homeless “street dwellers” with a holistic, multi-phased, sustained program of intervention. The program brings them into mainstream society empowered with the skills and resources to be self supporting.  It’s explicitly based on ...

Charity with Dignity

23. May 2012 Self Help, Women 0
You may hear us talk about maintaining the dignity of the poor. Part of having dignity is knowing that you are a valuable, capable human being; and seeing the fruits of your own labor helps build such knowledge. That’s why microenterprise projects are so beneficial. Instead of a providing handout, they provide a ‘hand up.’ ...