Something amazing is taking place in ER’s Golden Hands Livelihood program. Six women who have led lives of hardship are experiencing joy, peace and answered prayers after trusting God with their lives and livelihood.

Connie exemplifies this incredible impact. She’s 50 years old, has eight kids, is separated from her husband and lives in a house on stilts in an impoverished community prone to flooding. She has struggled to support her family, working as a caregiver, nanny and a housekeeper. The work left her so exhausted she developed pneumonia and asthma. Despite the backbreaking load, she kept working.

Connie heard about Golden Hands’ eight-month sewing course and saw the possibility of working from home. Then a crisis arose. With her son in the hospital fighting for his life, the agency employing her required her to choose housekeeping or Golden Hands. Connie chose Golden Hands, but cried all night.

Through tears Connie shared her situation. The Golden Hands team prayed for Connie and her son. They gave her fabric and lent her a sewing machine to make cleaning rags to sell. Her son was released from the hospital after being healed.

Connie shares why she chose livelihood training. “I only have one life. In my housekeeping job I was losing my health and time with my kids. I will not exchange my life and health for a good salary.”

Connie is completing her training, making cleaning rags and bags out of old shirts, and plans to make children’s shorts to sell. She’s starting to make money and is happier, healthier and at peace. She’s on a pathway to hope!

Would you help us provide pathways of hope for thousands of women and kids? We have the experience.  We need $850,000 to launch this expansion and $175,000 already has been pledged in matching funds, which will double your donation!

Please consider providing a pathway to hope for the next Connie. ER’s Pathways To Hope Matching Funds Campaign runs now through Dec. 31. Many women are on our wait lists. We need your help! Click here and designate your gift “Matching Funds”.

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