Saint to Saint

[Joyce // Abdulatiff // Laudanise // Rita]

last Saturday i had the opportunity to meet with the people of Saint to Saint, a non-profit organization that helps people in extreme poverty by providing them with education and training to improve their homes, community, and businesses.
quite simply, they help people become self-reliant and be able to provide for themselves for years to come!

the above pictures are just a few of the incredible success stories from the Saint to Saint organization.
one story that really hit me was a story of a woman in Haiti after the devastating earthquake.
her husband was killed in the earthquake, her home left in shambles, and the business that her family ran was lost. she had no way to survive but to get her allotted portion of rice each day from the rations that were served to all the victims. soon, the rice would run out and there were many families that would be left starving, including her and her daughter.

when the Saint to Saint organization met with her, they helped her assess her skills and come up with a business plan that would help her provide for herself instead of being dependent on the rice that would eventually run out. she was able to make enough to keep her and her daughter alive as well as work with the community to dig their homes out of the rubble.
they were able to make a better life for themselves by using their skills and talents to create something they could be proud of!

how Saint to Saint works is they take donations made by generous contributors and set up local business loan funds {microloans} to help the people start their own business. you can view all the different countries that Saint to Saint works with here and read about the different projects that are hoping to get started with the donations!

what i love about Saint to Saint is that they are teaching great skills and providing useful information to groups of people that will benefit them for the rest of their life.

give a man a fish, you feed him for a day.
but teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.

i really believe in this program and i’m so excited to be partnering up with them.
please share this video with those you know and spread the word.
by working together, i know we can do so much to bring more peace to the world!

you can find out more about Saint to Saint by visiting their website, Facebook page, or following them on Twitter


Keetha Broyles said...

We are purchasing goats through Samaritan's purse for a very similar purpose as this. First it give a family a continuous supply of food in the form of milk and cheese. Secondly, since a male and female goat are given to each family it gives them a source of income as the goats reproduce.

Love this kind of concept.

Dus of Cuddly Cacti said...

so so awesome!! I love programs like this w/ microloans & teaching practical business skills to empower people! What will be your role w/ them be? keep up the awesome work!