Self Supporting Projects
Community Development Projects
To better support people in the slums of the Philipppines, we have launched multiple projects that will generate resources for them.
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Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure on heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. -Luke 12:33-34 (NIV)
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Unemployment in the Slum Areas
Most residents in the areas CRAM Worldwide serves are uneducated and unemployed. Those who are able to find work usually make less than $2.00 per day. This is hardly enough to support one person, much less a whole family. Most families in the area have multiple children. With limited funds, families in the area often have to decide between providing food or sending their children to school. This continues the cycle of poverty as children miss out on education and then struggle to find jobs when they are older.
How you can Help
CRAM Worldwide is partnering with members of the churches we have planted to open convenience stores. These stores will be connected to or located near the churches in the Philippines. The convenience stores will provide a job to two members of the church per store. Each store is estimated to generate a total income of $8-$10 per day. One store will cost $1,000 to build and operate. Our initial goal is to raise $10,000 to open 10 new convenience stores. As we are able to plant more churches we plan to open convenience stores in partnership with them. Will you consider helping to creat jobs in the Philippines for families living in poverty?
The Longer we work in the slum area, the more we realize that the people living there need Help to sustain their families. Most families have 6 to 8 people living in one small bamboo room.
Exciting news just came from Missionary Sang Ho Kim that the New Hope Christian Church provided 2,500 male and female chicks. with feed for 45 days, to 700 Christian families. This project will help these precious people to become self-supportive. The chicks will grow and produce eggs for the families.
Self Supporting Projects
While we continue to provide different types of relief to the people in the Slums, we realize we need to create sustainable projects that will help break the cycle of poverty in the area we serve. Not only will the convenience stores create jobs, but they will become self supported projects. Once they are up and running the stores will be able to continue to sustain themselves. These stores are also helping to support the local churches they are connected to. We currently have two stores and the workers from both have voluntarily provided an offering from their earnings to help support their churches. This will help the churches we have planted become better known in the community and increase in membership.
What the Convenience Stores Will Sell
Each store will likely look a little different based on where it is located. All the stores will sell some type of food that is either prepackaged or prepared on site. They will also be able to sell school supplies, stationary, and other small everyday items.
Food Cart Ministry
YHWH will command the blessing upon thee in thy barns, and in all that thou puttest thy hand unto; and HE will bless thee in the land which YHWH thy God giveth thee. Deuteronomy 28:8 ASV
C.Y. and Patricia‘s hearts are soaring as we receive word from the Philippines that another new project has begun in the community of the slum people via the help of WorldShare. WorldShare provided 5 families with a food cart and cooking utensils, then trained them for a month on the proper way to use it in selling and buying. This wil make possible for these families to make up to $17 a day. They will return $5 to the organization, which will use it to buy more carts to share with other. Thus, the families with the carts will have an income of about $12 a day.
Through the Chicken and Food Cart Ministry, more people are coming to church as word spreads quickly of what some Christian families are being blessed with.