Tearfund and Warmis are working together to help families like Dennis’ change their lives. Warmis is reaching out to church leaders, highlighting the plight of the poorest and how the church can help. Churches are equipped, through training and access to resources, to become agents of change in the surrounding area.
Education and training programmes are teaching new skills and improving literacy. Farmers are learning how to manage their land and now they can feed their families and have enough produce leftover to sell at market. Women are given the skills and confidence to start their own businesses, providing an independent source of income.
Meanwhile, the Children with Hope project is making sure the younger generations are growing up with an education and job training. The cycle of poverty that has trapped these communities for so long, is being broken and villages are learning to stand together.
Every Saturday Dennis and his family attend sessions run by Warmis. Here Dennis and his sister play with friends and are taught bible stories, whilst their mum learns how to make crafts to sell at market. These sessions are also an important chance for women to come together and talk. Many have been left by their husbands, and so talking about it together has been very healing.